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Enjoy Your Tripod

By Fefe
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.

Tags: Ladybird Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Wild Lupin

Voters: lifesnapper, saeidNL, CarolG and 16 more


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Comments


saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
28 Jun 2012 6:04PM
Beautiful and colourful capture,Diane,very well done,
saeid

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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
28 Jun 2012 6:11PM
Certainly not a wild lupin as I know them, Diane, but very beautiful, and I love the little critter Smile Carol
28 Jun 2012 6:25PM
that critter appeared at just the right time
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 6:34PM

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
Diane
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
28 Jun 2012 6:42PM
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.

Dave
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 6:47PM
wonderful dof diane brilliant detail super colour and tones love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:04PM
Great macro and detail.
Matt
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
28 Jun 2012 7:05PM
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.
Brian65 6 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:10PM
Good advice from Trev, give it a go Diane if you want all the plant in focus.SmileSmileSmile
Brian
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:33PM

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
Diane
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
28 Jun 2012 8:57PM
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.
zapar40 5 66 5 Wales
28 Jun 2012 9:13PM
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.
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 9:24PM

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
Diane
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 9:26PM

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
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3350 Canada
28 Jun 2012 10:15PM
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
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 11:35PM
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.
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 11:48PM

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
Diane
28 Jun 2012 11:51PM
Beautiful colours & detail great work---------Gary(Milky)
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2012 7:55AM

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
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
29 Jun 2012 9:15AM
Very nice.

Ken
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3350 Canada
29 Jun 2012 2:01PM
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.



Willie

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