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For Susan: A Red Flower, Not a Red Ferrari
Lens: FA 31/1.8 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Brazosport College, Clute, TX ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Sailor, 03-25-2014, 06:31 AM

A couple of weeks ago, I took several pics of a red flower when roaming the campus of a local college with my wife and granddaughter. One of those shots I posted earlier, but here is similar composition that I reprocessed with Aperture, after its recent upgrade that includes the K-3 profile. As I mentioned to Bob a few minutes ago in another thread, red tend to baffle me (although not when on a Ferrari ), but I think this pic comes pretty close to what the flower actually looked like . . . . at least to my bleary eyes.

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Absolutely beautiful............well done.
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beautiful photo, love the texture and colors here, you'll have to take more of this type of photo buddy.

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. this one is a dazzler jer.... beautiful capture! dave m

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Absolutely beautiful............well done.
Thanks very much, EM.

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beautiful photo, love the texture and colors here, you'll have to take more of this type of photo buddy.
I appreciate the kind words, brother Bob.

Jer

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. this one is a dazzler jer.... beautiful capture! dave m
Hey, thanks much, my friend.

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Susan says thank you very much Jer. It is a stunner for sure. Now if you would actually send me a ferrari (I prefer black) I would be forever in your debt.
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Susan says thank you very much Jer. It is a stunner for sure. Now if you would actually send me a ferrari (I prefer black) I would be forever in your debt.
Hey Susan, thanks much for the nice words . . . . . . . and I'm checking on Ferrari prices right now .

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Hey! Macro Man?

Jer, it doesn't have wheels!
Seriously, great photo, buddy. You pulled the textures and colors up perfectly. I too struggle with reds and shadow/texture/modeling on my macros, it seems to be the next big hurdle on the track.
This one's a keeper!
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An excellent job. Red is a struggle sometimes with digital and this shot is right on.
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Nicely done, with great texture in that hard-to-control red. Love it. Thanks.
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Jer, it doesn't have wheels!
Seriously, great photo, buddy. You pulled the textures and colors up perfectly. I too struggle with reds and shadow/texture/modeling on my macros, it seems to be the next big hurdle on the track.
This one's a keeper!
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Thanks much Ron. I have to confess it's not a real macro - this pic was shot, hand held, from a few feet away with my FA 31. I created the "macro" by cropping out about 60-70% of the original. I cheated a bit.

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An excellent job. Red is a struggle sometimes with digital and this shot is right on.
I appreciate the comments!

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Nicely done, with great texture in that hard-to-control red. Love it. Thanks.
Hey, Ted - thanks much.

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I cheated a bit.
It was for me and you cheated - a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am shocked to say the least.
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It was for me and you cheated - a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am shocked to say the least.
Geez, Susan - you sure have been beating up on me recently! I've attached an appropriate musical lamentation below.

Frankly, I've got a couple of macro lenses, but rarely use them for that purpose, since I hate to carry around the tripod needed to do macros properly. This shot is another good example how the K-3's high resolution allows aggressive cropping while retraining sufficient detail in the cropped image.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
A couple of weeks ago, I took several pics of a red flower when roaming the campus of a local college with my wife and granddaughter. One of those shots I posted earlier, but here is similar composition that I reprocessed with Aperture, after its recent upgrade that includes the K-3 profile. As I mentioned to Bob a few minutes ago in another thread, red tend to baffle me (although not when on a Ferrari ), but I think this pic comes pretty close to what the flower actually looked like . . . . at least to my bleary eyes.

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Beautiful picture, I love the texture and accurate color you were able to reproduce! Inspired me to post my own "Another Red Flower". I would also like to improve the glass on my Kx. I'm thinking about a Sigma 18 -250 super zoom for a walking around lens. Any recommendations?
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Beautiful picture, I love the texture and accurate color you were able to reproduce! Inspired me to post my own "Another Red Flower". I would also like to improve the glass on my Kx. I'm thinking about a Sigma 18 -250 super zoom for a walking around lens. Any recommendations?
Thanks very much! I'm unfamiliar with the Sigma lens, so I can't give you any help there. I rarely (and I mean rarely) carry a tripod, so most of my occasional flower photos are shot as (sort of) close ups hand held. My biggest challenge, particularly with longish or fast lenses, is achieving a shallow DOV while maintaining a sharply focused subject by not moving my aging carcass!

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