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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #255 on: February 05, 2018, 11:35:31 PM »
Like snowflakes, no 2 the same.

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #256 on: February 06, 2018, 11:08:51 AM »
Like snowflakes, no 2 the same.

Lovely. Nicely done.

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #257 on: February 07, 2018, 01:59:25 AM »
More crocus blooms were open, so I took some more shots:




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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #258 on: February 07, 2018, 02:04:13 AM »
Before I had a real macro lens, I got some cheap extension tubes about five years ago and tried some shots with them. Since they didn't connect the electronics to the lens, shots were wide open. I had a potted chrysanthemum with tiny blooms.


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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #259 on: February 07, 2018, 08:58:23 AM »
Very nice pictures, stevelee.

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« Reply #260 on: February 07, 2018, 11:53:04 AM »
Very nice pictures, stevelee.

Thanks. I liked the mum picture so much that I had it printed 16" x 20" and framed it. It is sitting on a shelf in my living room.

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #261 on: February 07, 2018, 08:08:59 PM »

Thanks. I liked the mum picture so much that I had it printed 16" x 20" and framed it. It is sitting on a shelf in my living room.

It's a beautiful picture. Well done.  :)

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« Reply #261 on: February 07, 2018, 08:08:59 PM »

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #262 on: February 07, 2018, 09:16:29 PM »
A couple pics of balloon flower.
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #263 on: February 07, 2018, 09:42:54 PM »
A couple pics of balloon flower.

Nice. I especially like the first one.

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #264 on: February 08, 2018, 09:21:32 AM »
A couple pics of balloon flower.

Nice. I especially like the first one.

Thanks, Click.
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #265 on: February 15, 2018, 07:00:54 PM »
I shot a few more crocus pictures today. I like the painterly quality of this one, shot at f/2.8:



Also taken at f/2.8 but from farther away (but cropped similarly), this one has more of the flower in focus, but still has some of the same quality:



At f/16 the look is very different:


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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #266 on: February 15, 2018, 07:03:35 PM »
I also noticed the hyacinths are coming up, so I'll be doing more macro flower shots as they come along.


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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #267 on: February 15, 2018, 08:02:06 PM »
Nice pictures, stevelee.   :)

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« Reply #267 on: February 15, 2018, 08:02:06 PM »

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #268 on: February 28, 2018, 11:04:06 PM »
Now the hyacinths have bloomed, so here are some shots. Some are hand-held, but since the hyacinths are bigger and the flowers are farther off the ground, I could use a tripod for some of them. As before, the twisting screen of the 6D2 made composing practical. With the tripod, I could use manual focus when desired.



I liked the detail of this one, but since this is cropped from a large picture, and the auto exposure cranked the ISO up to 16,000 to get the shutter speed to 1/100 sec. The noise shows up. If I had known that I was going to crop it that much, I would have done noise reduction in Camera RAW. Of course I can redo the picture easily enough in RAW and apply noise reduction if I ever wanted to do something else with it. I find the noise reduction in Camera RAW to be more effective than any of the methods in Photoshop itself. That may just my ignorance of all the PS features.



Before I set up the tripod, I saw a dandelion near by, so I lowered the camera very close to it. I took this at f/5.0, and probably should have stopped down more, at the risk of too slow a shutter or two high an ISO. As it was, I sharpened the stamens in Photoshop, perhaps too much.


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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #269 on: February 28, 2018, 11:08:29 PM »
The first picture is very nice, stevelee.

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« Reply #269 on: February 28, 2018, 11:08:29 PM »