Flower macros

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Thanks dpc. My supper got cold while I played around - only so much time when the sun will cooperate! ;) My next flower shots will be when the outdoor varieties start to poke their heads up, a few weeks yet.

Jack
 

cid

"light is defining shape"
Nov 27, 2012
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dpc said:
dpc said:
Jack Douglas said:
BTW I know I could benefit from having the Canon 100 macro - quite a lens!

Jack

Yes, the 100mm macro is very good. I'm attracted by the form and colour of flowers. Therefore, I tend to walk around them a lot or rotate the vase if I'm dealing with an arrangement, look at them from different angles and take lots of shots to see which ones produce a pleasing effect. Sometimes that means the whole flower but often it means a part of the flower, a line, a curve combined with attractive (to me anyway) coloration. You should use mirror lock-up, a remote shutter release and the self-timer function to prevent or minimize vibration and live view to frame your shots. I recommend you use manual focus, as well. To some extent what you get is a function of how much practice you get.
I should have added, of course, that a tripod is most useful.
Indeed 100mm (in my case) L version is excellent lens. I use it mostly handheld Av, AI Servo mode with 3x3 AF points focussing or zone focussing
 

Jack56

EOS 80D
Nov 17, 2013
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A few shots myself. Hope you'll like them. All shot with the 100mm L.
Can you rate them from 1 to 5? First is the best. Thanks!









 

dpc

EOS 1D MK II
Dec 11, 2013
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Jack56 said:
A few shots myself. Hope you'll like them. All shot with the 100mm L.
Can you rate them from 1 to 5? First is the best. Thanks!










Very nice pictures! Very well done. Since I must rate them, I'd say #1 is the last picture, #2 is the second last picture, #3 is second picture, #4 is the first picture and #5 is the third picture.

 

Click

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Jul 29, 2012
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kairos said:
Very nice pics guys...
here are some pics that I shot wit 60D and 100L,
really like this lens...
Lovely shots kairos ...And welcome to CR :)
 

kairos

I'm New Here
Apr 28, 2014
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dpc said:
kairos said:
Very nice pics guys...
here are some pics that I shot wit 60D and 100L,
really like this lens...

Beautiful work!
Thanks :)

Click said:
kairos said:
Very nice pics guys...
here are some pics that I shot wit 60D and 100L,
really like this lens...
Lovely shots kairos ...And welcome to CR :)
Thank you. Great knowledge here on forum and a lot of great shots ;)