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Practicing close up on flowers
Posted By: hinman, 04-23-2008, 10:19 PM

Again, I bought this lens from Stephen and I have left it unused for over 5+ months before I realize what a gem that I have purchased from Stephen. I am not a flower and macro person, this is my 1st day with 1:2 macro close up shots on flowers

Lens: Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/2.8 Macro 1:2
Camera: K10D
JPG in bright image tone, +1 on sharpness, -1 on saturation
Aperture mostly f/2.8 and f/4.0 around sunset
pp in Picasa

I get most obstacles from the wind and dim light close to sunset. All test shots hand-held.






Thank you Stephen, I will keep practicing on those close up flower shot. And you are right that when you told me to use the 50 on flower and 100 for the bugs.


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04-23-2008, 10:34 PM   #2
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They are all very nice, but I find #3 and #5 really stands out and grabs me.

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last one.

I Love the last one!!!! Great shot.. and nice series!!!!

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Great shots, Kim. I especially like 1 and 5, but maybe I'm just partial to yellow.


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