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By Irishkate  
Again trying out those extension tubes on a Jonquil from my garden.
The instructions ar every technical so it is trial and error!
Many thanks for V&C and kind award from Sue for my Ladybird.
I found using a tripod almost impossible as you have to move backwards and forwards to get focus right and you are very, very close to your subject.
All hints and tips will be welcome.

Tags: Flowers Yellow Flowers and plants Jonquil Close up with extension tube

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STUARTHILL758 19 39 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 9:51AM
Well you have captured the mystery face
4 Apr 2020 10:07AM
Lovely try, looking forward to more.
4 Apr 2020 10:09AM
a journey inside the egg yolk?
debu 11 India
4 Apr 2020 10:34AM
Great work.
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
4 Apr 2020 11:40AM
Yes, I can see the mystery face too!!!

4 Apr 2020 12:02PM
I like the effect achieved here, Kate.

My only advice is: Sell the tripod and buy yourself something useful. (Online of course.) Wink

dales Plus
5 11 Australia
4 Apr 2020 12:12PM
Talk about mellow yellow Kate !! Beautiful image.
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
4 Apr 2020 12:26PM
Beautiful detail
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
4 Apr 2020 12:56PM
I immediately saw a mysterious face too! 😃 A very lovely close-up, Kate, makes a great abstract 👍 I don't use my tripod much, and think for close-ups such as this they can be more of a hindrance... 😬
Take care, and stay well,
Trev 😀
4 Apr 2020 1:17PM
Gave you my advice yesterday, Kate.
Same advice today.
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
4 Apr 2020 1:30PM
I have found that tripods have ruined many a good photo. Increase your iso. I haven't used one for years.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 Apr 2020 1:58PM
Great and effective focus! WOW!
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
4 Apr 2020 2:46PM
It looks like an old crone or witch? Good attempt at passing the time stuck in the house.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1839 England
4 Apr 2020 4:25PM
Kate - get a focus rack: it allows you to move the camera backwards and forewards on the tripod.

Something like THIS should do the job, though much better ones exist, at 15x the price...
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
4 Apr 2020 6:35PM
A mystery face with witch's chin, that's the way I can understand the result, Kate! Surely beautiful!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 7:06PM
Well done Kate,
I also thought a man with his hat
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 7:19PM
The colour of Spring.Smile
Shoot indoors away from draughts, use window light, tripod and cable release. Try focus stacking. Manual focussing. Have fun.
4 Apr 2020 8:43PM
This 'jonquil character' has a very cultivated appearance, Kate - a remarkably life like capture!
I do wonder whether the use of live view might make it easier to focus(manually) on the subject. Also, turn off image stabiliser to avoid any camera 'shake' and use a remote shutter release if you have one.
Just a few suggestions.
A wonderful image - I love the brim of the hat emanating from the top of 'his' nose!!Smile

12 10 10 England
4 Apr 2020 10:12PM
No tips (not clever enough) - full of admiration . Handsome chap isn't he. Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 11:24PM
Well it looks a good result...
Beautiful composition Kate, keep them coming... Isabel GrinGrin
carper123 Plus
9 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2020 6:23PM
Nice work Kate, excellent close up and colour. X
Tony_Baloni 15 9 2 Scotland
6 Apr 2020 9:16AM
Oh Whit. I take my eye of photography and something called Jonquils appear... 😮😮😮

Can I give you my tuppence worth. Firstly, if this was much sharper you'd lose the effect you were after so well done it's great.

As for Tripods... (Usually) without using one your image will likely be a compromise. Yes tripods often take a while to set up but once done you've a level of control you can't get with a handheld shot.

Take for example when using extension tubes which darken the image. By using Liveview and letting the camera ramp up the gain you can focus exactly where you'd like. Only a breeze can hamper your efforts. Once the tripod is in position both your focus rack or focus ring on the lens are much more accurate than moving in and out to achieve your point of sharpness.

Stay Well... x

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