By taggart  

.....not much light for photography these days---perhaps after the storm blows itself away---meantime--this is when I wish I had a light box

This was taken in my studio one day when we had too much light (last week??)-- pulled the curtains shut--and practiced some selective focusing--- Note: an attempt to focus on the center of the flower thru the petals. An exercise in camera control!

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Humour and fun Technique lesson

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Jan 2013 1:26AM
Centre nice and sharp and subtle colours, at f8 most of the flower is in focus, the further from the subject, the more the depth of field increases on a macro lens, get in close and Depth of Field in miniscule, so to focus on the centre only from this distance you could have opened up the lens to f4 or larger.



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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Jan 2013 1:39AM
Good advice in Trev.s comment!
Thank you!
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
31 Jan 2013 1:53AM
I like your approach, Jenn. The sharp focus center with the petals slightly soft makes for a very pleasing image.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Jan 2013 2:34AM
Catching the sunshine. Lovely image.....Sandy
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
31 Jan 2013 3:05AM
Brilliant Jennn, don't know that I would want any less DOF than what you have here!
Rgds., Jim
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Jan 2013 3:24AM
This is a most pleasing image Jenn !! The colours are so soft and complimentary ! Excellent image SmileGrin
31 Jan 2013 4:53AM
Very pretty image
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 6:48AM
I think you have succeeded in your attempt so well, Jenn: very well done.
Ayoob 6 Australia
31 Jan 2013 7:24AM
Gorgeou shot ,Jenn -very well done..........GrinGrinGrin
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 7:39AM
A super shot you seem to have achieved what you wanted to do

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 7:51AM
Lovely image here.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 7:59AM
A good exercise Jenn with fine tuned focus. Trev has given some good advice for me a learner in this technique.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:00AM
A very successful exercise.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Jan 2013 8:02AM
Excellent camera control, Jenn. I would maybe have flipped the image horizontally though.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
31 Jan 2013 8:04AM
It has really highlighted your skills as a photographer.

Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Jan 2013 8:16AM
You have succeeded in what you set out to do Jenn, excellent detail and a nice softness to the petals, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:58AM
Yes it works, and the result is beautiful.

Quote:one day when we had too much light

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 9:06AM
A very well executed exercise with a great outcome.

Regards Nathan Grin
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 9:08AM
Superb shot Jenn, , i love it SmileSmileSmile

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 10:04AM
Fabulous shot
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
31 Jan 2013 10:13AM
Beautifully presented
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
31 Jan 2013 10:37AM
Stunning image, great colours ,nice light and lovely detail..
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 10:48AM
Lovely image as it is but I know what you were trying to achieve.
Glad you declared your intention so we can all follow Trev's advice.
I'll watch this space for further images.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:16AM
Very nice! Wonderful composition. IB
Suehh 11 39 6 England
31 Jan 2013 11:51AM
So pretty Jenn - softly lovely
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 12:18PM
.. and extremely successful it was too. Excellent work Jenn
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
31 Jan 2013 1:02PM
You certainly achieved you goal, this is uniquely lovely.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
31 Jan 2013 1:13PM
A lovey result from this interesting experiment Jennn.
Dinky65 5 1 United States
31 Jan 2013 1:40PM
Wonderful shot.
31 Jan 2013 2:27PM
A splendid image and great dof Jenn. Well composed and captured
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 3:02PM
Elegant and so very pretty.

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
31 Jan 2013 3:08PM
I must have shut down my computer before you uploaded last night Jenn - just got to this now after perusing the gallery.

Interesting how we both have images where we have attempted to focus on the center of the flower - seems like that's where the focal point should be.

An exercise in control that has worked well. I love the soft pink on the petals of these.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
31 Jan 2013 3:36PM
Worked out really well Jenn; beautiful combination of focus and DOF.
31 Jan 2013 4:04PM
Superb shot.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
31 Jan 2013 4:18PM
It appears to be reaching for the light, Jennn. Gorgeous image.

9 10 10 England
31 Jan 2013 4:42PM
You are so dedicated Jennn and this shows in the resuts.
Your commitment to the cause has reaped it's rewards, good processing and well presented. nice one Jenn
31 Jan 2013 6:13PM
Lovely, Jenn.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 6:22PM

Quote:You have succeeded in what you set out to do Jenn, excellent detail and a nice softness to the petals, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
I will second this statement and add I love the delicate appearance you have captured so well
jdinne 14 16 England
31 Jan 2013 6:26PM
Excellent Jenn, superb presentation.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 6:28PM
Methinks you succeeded with the selective focusing JennSmile

LexEquine 11 19 United States
31 Jan 2013 6:51PM
'Superb color Floral Macro' ~ Peter Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 Jan 2013 8:23PM
Gentleu tones on this beautiful composition

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:41PM
Lovely.... IB
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 6:25AM
This is really beautiful Jenn, sorry it's a late vote but things have been hectic this last couple of days
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Feb 2013 7:28PM
You have achieved your objective with great results.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Feb 2013 10:01PM
A beautifully presented floral image Jenn, this is first class
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
2 Feb 2013 11:38PM
This is so beautiful Jennnnnn.Your careful focusing on the centre of the daisy has paid off . Love the light & the delicate edge of pink to the petals. Like the blue background suggests as sunny blue sky xxx
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
3 Feb 2013 9:01PM
Very beautiful, you made these humble daisies shine.
And the selective focus worked.
Didn't get the bit about the camera control... I only know to do this by hand with the diaphragm ring on the lens.
7 Feb 2013 7:59PM
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 10:17PM
Amazing! How did you get your camera under that very small flower???

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