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DA 35 f/2.8 first outing.
Lens: 35mm Camera: K20D Photo Location: Savannah, GA ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F2.8 
Posted By: Ed n Georgia, 04-21-2010, 07:32 AM

First outing with the DA35 this morning. More of a familiarization outing than a serious photo outing.

Very pleased with the lens. Not as pleased with my effort. Shot everything @ f/2.8. Probably should have stopped the lens down just a bit and used a tripod.


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As you said you should have stopped a little more to have the whole flower in focus. But you achieved a sharp and beautiful photo.
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Those colors are awesome. I love the texture in the petals.
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This is a very pretty photo, and I love all the colors on the flower. As you said, I would agree that the lens should have been stopped down a little more to get the whole flower in focus. One thing I do like is the black background as it really makes the flower pop from the photo.

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Great color, purple is tough to get right, only a few lenses can do it properly.
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This is the perfect flower lens, isn't it? But you should be more pleased with your own efforts. I actually don't think that stopping down is the issue, although if you tried f/4 things would be sharper as well as more depth of field.

IMO this could be improved by a different angle on the flower that looks a bit more appealing to the eye in the frame. And also you might try cloning out (now I don't say that too often) the green stem, as it distracts.

Great results can be achieved without a tripod, so long as you have enough light. But yes, if you want to take the time to set one up, it can certainly help. Especially if there is wind and you need a fast shutter speed to freeze the petals. As an alternative that helps me move around faster, I have a monopod.

Thank you for sharing this with us. Spring!
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Great photo. I like the Black background. You might want to crop just a tad off the left side though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
This is the perfect flower lens, isn't it?
Yes, it does appear to be. Got it about a month ago and this is the first time it has been on my camera. For sure, not the last.

Thanks to everyone for your comments. Much appreciated.

Hopefully, I'll have some other shots from this Botanical Garden soon.

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Looks good to me, Ed - I don't mind that the entire flower is not in focus. This reminds me, I just gotta use my DA 35 more.


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