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Jungle Fruit

By TOTON2017
I don't know the name of the tree. But I took it because it was colourful.

Tags: Fruit Flowers and plants

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dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1672 England
16 Jun 2019 8:44AM
Indeed it is!

Some people, who take a lot of pictures like this, use fixed focal length macro lenses that allow them to get in close, and get very high quality images. The lenses ae quite expensive, though.

We're seeing an increasing number of shots like this, taken with the long end of a telephoto zoom: certainly, they can produce wonderful results.

There are risks, though, because it's tempting ot take shots of a distant subject without taking steps to stabilise both the subject (possibly with a wind break to reduce the effect of breezes moving the subject) and camera (a tripod is more or less mandatory because of the risk of camera shake, and to facilitate accurate focussing, which takes time).

And depth of field is rather limited, especially at the wide apertures that are necessary. This can give lovely differential focus effects, but it makes it important that you decide which part of the image you want sharpest. Here, best focus is on two berries on the left, not the obvious target, the red and green fruit nearest the camera.

Attention to detail also matters - the out of focus leaf in the middle is a distraction: if this was in yoru own garden, you should probably remove it before taking the picture.

Having said all of that, you've done pretty well here, and hte image has decent impact.

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banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4142 Canada
16 Jun 2019 2:50PM
Same as dudler.

I have uploaded a mod that severely cropped, rotated, with an extended frame to show a possibility for an interesting image.


pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2144 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2019 8:34PM
John mentions attention to detail.

The out-of-focus leaf that sits in front of the fruits is a distraction and the eye is drawn to it simply because it's not in focus.
Also, the leaf on the right, which could have been an important compositional element, balancing the fruit grouping, is in bad condition and, again, will draw the eye simply because of that.
It isn't always possible to find completely perfect specimens for your photography, but it's worth going around the tree or bush until you find something coming close to perfection.

Looking at the configuration of the fruit, I think I'd have shot this from the left side, with the fruit filling most of the frame, and some leaves set well back on the stem. Then, with the fruit in the centre and your focus in the centre, you'd have a good image.

You have done well isolating the fruit, but should always consider your background to be important, moving around your subject until you find a background that contains the least number of distractions.


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