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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: January 28, 2015, 04:49:12 PM »
Grocery store purchase...try to figure out lighting...here is bounce with two side lights.  what say you?

Killing something beautiful in nature just to take a picture of it
Hmmm...ya can't kill it for a picture...are ya allowed to take a picture of it, then eat it?      ::)

Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:22:19 AM »
My Lei
It's like this, it's an age thingy...I couldn't figure out how to bend the stems without breaking them.
Then Google told me that ya gotta snip the blooms and thread them on string and ya need lots of them.

 From my point of view, Photoshop is a lot easier!

Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:23:07 AM »
stupid idea, i'm left-handed (with everything) but you'll get used to it, now i don't know better anymore.
"I don't know better anymore"...would seem to indicate that his grammar is lacking as well.
Would appear to be the basis for the mother of Forrest Gump espousing "Stupid is as stupid does"      ::)

Okay, Okay...don't pick the damn things...buy them at your local florist like I do.      ;D

Take five minutes to peruse the magazine section of your grocery store, from "Fine Woodworking" to
 "Guns and Ammo". There are niches out there if ya wanna explore them.      ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 01:37:43 PM »
I gave up waiting and bought a 645z
I would have followed suit...but I do to much macro work and it my impression that you need a lot
of extension tubes.      :-\

Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: January 24, 2015, 01:30:10 PM »
Put parts of that orchid plant back together using super-glue and PS... ::)

Hey, I've got a great idea...Cut the flower and shoot it inside your house.      :o

Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:10:32 AM »
An oops scenario...orchid plant tipped onto floor and broke off some blooms.  Had to hold them with
some forceps.  One is stacked, while the other is part of the stack.ch s more pleasing to the eye?     :-\

Macro / Re: Glycerin Drop
« on: January 16, 2015, 09:01:37 PM »
FWIW...I'm beginning to think of myself more of a digital designer rather than a photographer, mainly due to PS.     Undecided

Your seeing three images blended together...could not get the SS high enough to freeze the droplet as I insist on shooting at ISO 100.
So I bended a virgin wine glass base with that of a syringe laying atop with droplet emerged and made the syringe go away, then moved
all that onto the original orchid background in the proper position as I screwed-up the initial background.

Macro / Glycerin Drop
« on: January 16, 2015, 06:59:21 AM »
C&C for your consideration...

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:02:46 PM »
Looking at the pics I figured it was you! Long time man! Where the beep were you? ...Great pictures as always.
Great shots, chauncey, I especially like the synchronized GBH take off!
Thanks guys for the kudos...alas, age is catching up to me and I have turned my attention to studio work.

Photography Technique / Re: Aperture for total sharpness?
« on: January 13, 2015, 12:27:07 PM »
IMHO...use a prime, tripod mounted lens making sure that you are parallel with the subject at all times>get close enough to make a
photo-merge with a lot of overlap>before merging, crop away the outer 20%  of the images and merge what's left.

The number of images to be merged is totally dependent on the final size desired for the image...
I often wind up with 5-6 foot images of my macro flowers that have been stacked and merged that were taken @ f/8-11.

« on: January 13, 2015, 12:10:58 PM »
If you're satisfied with it, that's all that matters.
I prefer to use Canon Utility Software and shoot tethered in live view...depend on a 29" monitor for proper focus.     ;)

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