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Fringed Tulip
Lens: DA 55-300mm Camera: K-x Photo Location: Victoria BC ISO: 3200 Shutter Speed: 1/1000s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: sixteen12, 06-01-2012, 07:14 PM

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06-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Very nice.

Like the light and out-of-focus highlights.

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never seen one of these before, very nice shot TFS

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Beautiful flower. I like the background too.

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That is a gorgeous shot of a beautiful and unusual tulip!
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As others have noted, you've got the in focus and out of focus regions just right.

Was the choice of ISO 3200 deliberate or were you just trying to keep the shutter speed as fast as possible?
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Nice shot. I also have the 55-300 mm but have never really tried it with macro. Just curious, about what focal length did you use for this shot?
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Thanks guys.

The ISO was at 3200 since it was the lowest I could get it while keeping a reasonable shutter speed. It was a lot darker than the lighting suggests.

Focal length was about 250mm if I remember correctly. The 55-300 isn't ideal for macro photography but you can make it work.

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I've never seen a tulip like that here before, where did you shoot it?
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Tah is an amazingly complex flower. You did well to capture all the detail
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Beacon Hill park in Victoria. They have since turned completely red and wilted, but I managed to capture it mid-change (about a 2 day window) where its still partially yellow and not fully open.

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