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Passing through Swithland today the churchyard was full of snowdrops. It was a bit wet but thought I'd have a go at isolating one of them. Nice to know what you think cos' this macro thing is a bit scary!!
This was done at iso 200, F11, about 1/10th sec and using a tripod.
Thanks for taking a look and as I said any advise would be appreciated Smile
Paul

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 105mm Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:raindrops on snowdrop
Username:rangerpaul rangerpaul
Uploaded:18 Feb 2009 - 7:14 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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Nubian_Greene
18 Feb 2009 - 7:15 PM

ah,perfect!

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Wibbles
Wibbles  7 England
18 Feb 2009 - 7:41 PM

Oooh, I took some photo's of Snowdrops the other day. They're still on my camera though, there's no WAY they'll be as good as your photo! Lovely work...

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 7:43 PM

It caught my eye in the thumbnail and I thought it look good but large is a must and beautifully captured with great detail - especially the water drops Ina

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 7:55 PM

Beautiful Paul
Helen

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 8:08 PM

I have to admit that hats off to taking flora photos they can be so difficult for a stationary object. This is brilliant Paul, dof and light for the exposure very good and to have the raindrops just finishes it off superbly
Richard

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Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 8:18 PM

A really beautiful shot Paul and like the presentation. Looks as though raindrops slightly out of focus, very difficult on white though,
Kev

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
18 Feb 2009 - 8:26 PM

lovely shot, Paul...

Jouko

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Tony_W
Tony_W  7128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 8:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice snowdrop image. Get wet did you lying in the grass to take this shot? For me the best bit is the detail in the green 'pod' just behind the petals. The detail and clarity there is fantastic. The detail on the petals may be just a good but I think the darker colour just adds that something.
I have noticed what maybe a very subtle out of focus highlight on the LHS just above half way. It looks like a smear on my monitor but its on the image and it keeps drawing my eye as I hate dirty monitors.
Well worth the effort for the shot. Think I'll cheat and buy a pot of them and a garden spray for the weekend Smile
Cheers,
Tony

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PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 8:43 PM

An accomplished macro shot Paul

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tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 9:13 PM

Great shot Paul; the overall effect is superb and I love the composition and that dark green contrasting with that bright white.
But thave to agree with Tony that on close inspection it feels like the DOF doesn't reach to the front of the petals; maybe even f11 isn't enough, or maybe the droplet details just don't stand out so well against the white? (or maybe I should be less critical and get out there and have a try for myself Wink )
Tim

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linda63
linda63  668 forum posts Wales
18 Feb 2009 - 9:33 PM

I like yours so much more than mine(snow drop).Linda

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18 Feb 2009 - 9:58 PM

Lovely study of a snowdrop Paul, love the water droplets!

Chris C

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 11:50 PM

Not bad for a first attempt, I suppose! Wink

Let's see a few dozen more, so i can make my mind up! Tongue

Fran x

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 12:10 AM

And mittens on kittens. The title makes me want to sing. This is a really lovely image. Just beautiful.....Sandy

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 8:47 AM

Like the details and tones in this Paul - some good f/b too.
Well captured.
Regards Richard.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 8:49 AM

I think it is very difficult Paul to get a good snowdrop shot and this is a very good attempt. Compositionally you couldn't have done better IMO.

Albert

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