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The Leaf within

By avacreates
Possibly one of my favourites in my collection because it is a challenge to take a photo of something so small that keeps moving in the breeze but to add to my challenge, I found one with a dew drop and was pleased to find a clear image of a single leaf within

I hope every one is having a wonderful day Grin

Gratitude for all the wonderful comments and votes ever received

AVA Grin Smile

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Dew drops Lowlight Wildlife and nature Reverse ring

Voters: ali63, Alda, Jasper87 and 19 more

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Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
16 Jan 2013 5:17PM
.. the purple and green is a lovely combination as well, Ava.

Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
16 Jan 2013 5:59PM
What an excellent and lovely image Ava !! Very well done !!GrinGrin
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 7:13PM
This is very beautiful Ava

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
16 Jan 2013 7:25PM
Brilliant shot, very well captured, it could not have been an easy shot to get but you did it, well done

canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:24AM
Beautiful image and a nice combination of colours Ava
rajasekar 12 2 India
17 Jan 2013 5:38PM
Beautiful Macro! But you could've reduced the ISO to 400 and slow down the shutter to 1/ 10 or increased the aperture( i don't see that details here). Because the noise in the pic is affecting its clarity.

kazza12 8 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 5:46PM
lovely micro SmileSmile karen
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:54PM
A Brave New World Ava.

Gareth Smile
avacreates 9 448 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 3:41AM

Quote:Beautiful Macro! But you could've reduced the ISO to 400 and slow down the shutter to 1/ 10 or increased the aperture( i don't see that details here). Because the noise in the pic is affecting its clarity.


Hello Raja,
I am very grateful for this information Grin which will come in handy when I eventually buy a macro lens, however, with a reverse ring, I find that slowing down my shutter below 1/60 minimizes the colour to a grey which I suppose is fine if I adjust the colour in an editing program. I'll take your information into account with my next macro shot as I would like to reduce the noise factor - however all my images are hand held because of the difficulty in the vicinity that I find my models/objects - also I have to get extremely close to my images - within 1-2 centimeters which of course casts shadows.

The other problem I have is that I can't regulate my Aperture. With a reverse ring - I have a lot of problems with light and it is best to take photos in cloudless skies which isn't always an option so I do the best I can with the weather conditions I have otherwise I may as well give up macro which I thoroughly enjoy and although my images do not come out perfect, I still feel that sometimes the composition is worthwhile.

Turning my lens backwards, does give me a light lever that I manually use that I believe to be the aperture lever because the more light I allow, the less of the image is in focus as you will notice with the image 'Stare Out Winner' - I had to use the lever for as much light as possible because of the weather conditions and shadows etc.

This is why my ISO is so high. I read an article recently by a professional photographer who states to not be afraid to use a high ISO setting although as you mentioned the noise factor is a problem with high ISO and I would love to reduce the noise.

If you have any other suggestions, I would be grateful to hear them Grin

again thank you so much for your time
ZoeKemp 8 31 England
18 Jan 2013 5:11PM
Beautifully captured Ava . very pretty Smile Smile Smile
debu 11 India
22 Jan 2013 4:08AM
Lovely image.
Tibetan 9 3 England
22 Jan 2013 9:30AM
With macro shots Ava, I often use forced flash and I get accused of over sharpening at times lol. you can't win sometimes, over sharp not sharp enough!, just do your own thing and make no excuses, I do not alter a photo once I'm finished with it that's it I go on to the next one but! try to improve on the last, sometimes I might just add grain to suit what I want from the image, a little bit of graininess can be quite nice as in this case and I like the colours also. best regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
avacreates 9 448 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 11:24AM
Thank you Leon, I can't actually use TTL flash with a reverse ring, I would need to buy a flash unit. I do the best I can with what I have and I upload photos that I feel have a good composition, however, I am always always happy to hear good advice that helps me to improve so thank you
All the Best

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