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Flowers at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
Lens: DA 35 limited macro Camera: K5iis Photo Location: Canberra, Australia 
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Wow, makes me want to try out my new 35mm DA, which has been sitting on the shelf !!
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Wow, makes me want to try out my new 35mm DA, which has been sitting on the shelf !!
No time like the present! I might have tried some closer shots if it hadn't been windy.
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Beautiful flower Rob.

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These are really great, and the last one is a masterpiece! Wonderful work.
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What a nice set, Rob. Super job.

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Superb shots Rob. Any handheld or all tripod?
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Beautiful flower Rob.
Thanks! Spring at the gardens is a good time - although Australian plants have a habit of flowering at strange times of the year.

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What a nice set, Rob. Super job.
Thanks Jer!

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These are really great, and the last one is a masterpiece! Wonderful work.
Wow! Thank you! I was really happy with the Waratah - except that the flowers in the gardens are pink, while the ones I've seen in the wild are red!

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Superb shots Rob. Any handheld or all tripod?
Thanks! All hand held; I don't actually have a decent tripod at the moment. Since I was using the ring flash, getting the focus right was more important than having the camera stable, and the breeze meant that the flowers still would have moved. With the ring flash, the aperture is small so the DOF was better. The shots in the series taken with the DA*300 without the flash were the hard ones!

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Good composition and colour in all the shots.
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Beautiful shots. Love the last two.
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a really nice collection of shots
cheers
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Good composition and colour in all the shots.
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Beautiful shots. Love the last two.
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a really nice collection of shots
Thanks everyone! I confess I'm a bit surprised how much everyone likes the ring-flash shots. I love the colour and sharpness, but the flash makes it look as though I took the photos at night. I have to find out if it's possible to get some extra DOF and saturation from the flash without completely losing the natural light; more as a fill flash.
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Just needs the shutter speed dragged out longer to bring out the ambient light, Rob.
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Just needs the shutter speed dragged out longer to bring out the ambient light, Rob.
Or cut down the intensity of the flash to open up the aperture a bit more. More experimentation required; I generally don't use flash. I have an old Sigma dedicated flash which I've hardly used since I bought it decades ago. I'm using the JY-670 manually adjusted, but at least I'm not using film on the failures.
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Or cut down the intensity of the flash to open up the aperture a bit more.
You'll lose precious DoF if you do, Rob. Not much working distance doing macro! :-)
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