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First try at close-ups
Posted By: dc@6cc, 04-04-2007, 02:32 AM

This is my first serious attempt at macro - using DA18-55 lens- any comments would be welcome.

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Great colour. It might have been better to shoot with the flower 100% against the dark green background. (is that a forest?)

I know its givens some variation but the sky is blown out and its brightness seems to compete with the flower for attention.
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I agree with Pete. But you got very nice detail on the flowers!
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Unfortunately this was taken on a cloudy overcast day from a very low position and limited access to the bloom. The background is actually an evergreen hedge some 6 feet high. The opportunities for controlled photography were virtually nil with macro setting and this was essentially a point and shoot occasion. I accept Pete's comments but I got what the camera saw, I was not even looking through the viewfinder.

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