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Hello people! A big thankyou for all yopur comments on recent upload'sGrin
Todays image is another practice with the new toy (the tripod) taken yesterday afternoon in the garden when the weather was really unusual.................. the sun came outGrinGrin I have been told that this plant is a wild Lupin and they are beastley and should be disposed of, because they spread like widfire and root everywhereTongueSad which is a shame as I think they are rather pretty, but it is true, they do spread all over the garden. The best part though is that the person who said this, gave me the plant that introduced this to my garden in the first placeTongueTongueWink Well I feel I have been hadSad.................................... Anyway there is a nice Ladybird enjoying the plant anyway, Hope you like it.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jun 2012 - 12:26 PM
Focal Length:18.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/1800sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Enjoy Your Tripod
Username:Fefe Fefe
Uploaded:28 Jun 2012 - 5:54 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Ladybird, Wild Lupin, Wildlife / nature
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:04 PM

Beautiful and colourful capture,Diane,very well done,
saeid

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:11 PM

Certainly not a wild lupin as I know them, Diane, but very beautiful, and I love the little critter Smile Carol

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28 Jun 2012 - 6:25 PM

that critter appeared at just the right time

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:34 PM


Quote: Certainly not a wild lupin as I know them, Diane, but very beautiful, and I love the little critter Smile Carol

Dont say my friend is lying as well as a set up merchantTongueSadGrinGrin
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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:42 PM

Well composed, Diane. Don't think these are lupins, wild or not. They look a bit like fireweed but I'm not so sure on that either.

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andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:47 PM

wonderful dof diane brilliant detail super colour and tones love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:04 PM

Great macro and detail.
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achieverswales
28 Jun 2012 - 7:05 PM

Hi Diane!
A bit puzzled why you have used such a shallow depth of field and high shutter speed, the idea of a tripod is to use for low light, on a capture such as this f16 or above would get the best depth of field for the subject, f4 will not do this, the focus seems to be top left so rendering the rest of the photo out of focus, with a tripod no need for a shutter speed of 1800sec, also a bit of fill flash will to some extent freeze wind movement and lift shadow areas, only my opinion.

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Trev.

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Brian65
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28 Jun 2012 - 7:10 PM

Good advice from Trev, give it a go Diane if you want all the plant in focus.SmileSmileSmile
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM


Quote: Hi Diane!
A bit puzzled why you have used such a shallow depth of field and high shutter speed, the idea of a tripod is to use for low light, on a capture such as this f16 or above would get the best depth of field for the subject, f4 will not do this, the focus seems to be top left so rendering the rest of the photo out of focus, with a tripod no need for a shutter speed of 1800sec, also a bit of fill flash will to some extent freeze wind movement and lift shadow areas, only my opinion.

Regards

Trev.

Thanks trev, not sure I follow though, I was trying to focus on the ladybird more than the whole flower, it was windy at the time and kept waiting for a still moment.Can I change the shutter speed in aperture priority mode? Had a bit of a play with shutter speed the other day and will keep playing, I will persist even if I have to work my way through the bloomin manual againTongue
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28 Jun 2012 - 8:57 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Diane
The speed will change automatically in Aperture mode, the more you go up the scale EG: one stop up f5.6 the shutter speed will drop one stop. you could have taken this at about 125th sec at f16, still fast enough for hand holding or if shaky like me on a tripod, did you manually focus or auto focus? it looks like auto focus with the focus point not in centre of frame (the focus point can be moved, have a look at your manual to make sure you have not moved it from centre position), when you focus manually do not just use the centre to focus! The whole screen can be used, hope this is not over your head at the moment, just remember that if you just want a subject in focus and the rest of the background out of focus, then use a shallow depth of field like you have done at f4! Then the more you go up the scale f5.6, f8, f11, f16 and so on, the more you go up the more the depth of field gets so at say f22 most of the shot would be in focus, to practice this put camera on tripod and then do not move it, place some objects on a table diagonally going away from you, then at f4 focus on the object nearest you, then take a photo, the objects behind will be out of focus, now change to f5.6 and take a photo, keep doing this right up the scale until f22, now every thing will be in focus, this is how depth of field works.

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Trev.

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 9:13 PM

a lovely colourful image, nice to see the ladybird in there, new tripod, great, i always forget to switch off the image stabiliser when going from hand hold to tripod, keep that in mind if your camera has it, as it will compensate for movement when there is none, resulting in blur.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 9:24 PM


Quote: Hi Diane
The speed will change automatically in Aperture mode, the more you go up the scale EG: one stop up f5.6 the shutter speed will drop one stop. you could have taken this at about 125th sec at f16, still fast enough for hand holding or if shaky like me on a tripod, did you manually focus or auto focus? it looks like auto focus with the focus point not in centre of frame (the focus point can be moved, have a look at your manual to make sure you have not moved it from centre position), when you focus manually do not just use the centre to focus! The whole screen can be used, hope this is not over your head at the moment, just remember that if you just want a subject in focus and the rest of the background out of focus, then use a shallow depth of field like you have done at f4! Then the more you go up the scale f5.6, f8, f11, f16 and so on, the more you go up the more the depth of field gets so at say f22 most of the shot would be in focus, to practice this put camera on tripod and then do not move it, place some objects on a table diagonally going away from you, then at f4 focus on the object nearest you, then take a photo, the objects behind will be out of focus, now change to f5.6 and take a photo, keep doing this right up the scale until f22, now every thing will be in focus, this is how depth of field works.

Regards

Trev.

Thanks Trev!! Getting the drift, when I pick the bones out this will be very helpful! Thanks for your time much appreciatedGrinGrin
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Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 9:26 PM


Quote: A lovely colourful image, nice to see the ladybird in there, new tripod, great, i always forget to switch off the image stabiliser when going from hand hold to tripod, keep that in mind if your camera has it, as it will compensate for movement when there is none, resulting in blur.

ant.

Thankyou Ant, Good tip, I have often wondered about this effecting images!
Diane

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2983 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 10:15 PM

Note that with DSLRs using stabilised lenses, from Canon and Nikon (there may be others) you do not have to turn off IS or VR etc on newer lenses, which have a " tripod detection" logic. But it wont do any harm to turn it off anyway, it is good for those that forget.

The Fuji Finepix doesnt use IS.


W

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mikbee
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28 Jun 2012 - 11:35 PM

The trouble you have caused Diane after getting a tripod,
with all this ''techy stuff'' that is being mentioned !!
I am just an old fashioned guy,
that likes an old fashioned girl I reckon !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 11:48 PM


Quote: The trouble you have caused Diane after getting a tripod,
with all this ''techy stuff'' that is being mentioned !!
I am just an old fashioned guy,
that likes an old fashioned girl I reckon !!
Good shot.
Mick.

I feel wearie ........ I dont even think I can spell anymore,,,,,,,,,,,,,, goodnight folkksTongue
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28 Jun 2012 - 11:51 PM

Beautiful colours & detail great work---------Gary(Milky)

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Fefe
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29 Jun 2012 - 7:55 AM


Quote: Note that with DSLRs using stabilised lenses, from Canon and Nikon (there may be others) you do not have to turn off IS or VR etc on newer lenses, which have a " tripod detection" logic. But it wont do any harm to turn it off anyway, it is good for those that forget.

The Fuji Finepix doesnt use IS.


W

When you say "IS" Do you mean Image Stabiliser? My camera has this................. It is on most of the time, but I have wondered if it has an effect on images so I turn have been turning it off for the tripod images.
Diane

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franken
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29 Jun 2012 - 9:15 AM

Very nice.

Ken

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2983 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 2:01 PM

Yes, IS is image stabilization. Didnt realise the Fuji had it, - so I checked their web site. The type of stabilization they use is completely different to the in lens stabilization IM speaking of in DSLRs, so I dont believe it matters for your camera. Im not sure if you can actually turn it off anyway? If you can then do, otherwise dont worry about it. For now, Im only aware of Canon and Nikon DSLRs with the tripod detection feature. They have lens elements that "float" and are the locked, yours is all electronic, - no mechanical stuff. So dont worry about it.



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