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Took this in the back garden, as we have several of these great flowers at the moment. Staked a piece of black card at the back and shot with my 50mm prime at f2.8, 1/1000sec and ISO100. Have just tweaked the exposure and contrast slightly in Elements, otherwise as shot.

Thanks for looking!

Steve

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A330
Lens:DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jul 2011 - 9:57 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:White
Username:SteveH1978 SteveH1978
Uploaded:23 Jul 2011 - 10:35 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 11:02 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The White bloom with the yellow centre does look good set against the black b/g, but with your wide open lens there is very little of the flower in focus........I think you'd have got a crisper result with an aperture of about f/16.0, the penalty being a much longer shutter speed, and the further risk of wind playing a part.
Just my thoughts and I hope you do not take offence: I often capture roses out of doors and never use an aperture wider than about f/12.0.
Ronnie.

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 11:08 PM

I do like the detail to the yellow centre to this and the presentation.
Shell

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 9:12 AM

Have to agree here with Ronnie, as the flower is a little soft
but you have done so well setting it against the black to really enhance this
Lillian

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 4:41 PM

One thing to remember, especially if your original shot looks sharper than this one: after you re size the image for EPZ and save it, open it and check it for sharpness. If it has lost sharpness in the re sizing process, apply adequate sharpening, save, and then upload. I suspect that it what has happened here. I think the very centre is likely in focus, but soft due to lack of sharpening after resizing.

having said that, a smaller aperture as Ronnie says will give better results, - especially if this is an indoor shot, where you could use a tripod for the longer exposure.



regards


Willie

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 6:57 PM

Btw, is this a Samyang lens?

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SteveH1978
24 Jul 2011 - 11:57 PM

Hi thanks for the comments. It's a Sony lens. Agree it is a bit soft (actually, now you've commented I remember that I forgot to sharpen it, doh). Oh well.

Steve

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