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Rose bud petal's

Started by Vee. Last reply by Vee Jun 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Early morning watering, rose bud petal's.…Continue

Tags: red, close, nature, flower, plant

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Comment by Kathleen Devai on January 4, 2014 at 7:44am

love macro, my fav subject!

Comment by Kathleen Devai on January 4, 2014 at 7:43am

Comment by Sharon Harbaruk on September 7, 2013 at 3:45am

I probably shouldn't post this, as it is hand held, but these guys would not sit still !  So had to try and keep up with them and hope for the best....did a lot of deleting!  LOL!

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Comment by Sharon Harbaruk on December 30, 2012 at 6:20pm

Thanks Hazim... I will try it as soon as I can.  I know where to find the settings...I think! :-)  I will let you know how I am doing...much appreciated.

Gary...you are so right!  I read a lot and now need to practice with flash!  I have not tried the stacking, but will be soon...I will then have to learn how to do it on the computer!  LOL!  so much to learn ...too little time!  ;-)

Comment by Hazim Aldujaili on December 30, 2012 at 5:13pm

Dear Sharon . The standard setting should your camera have it is TTL . This option will control the lighting that you need it for your subject . Hopefully you know how to find the flash settings in your camera , Any way lolkk if your flash have reset , press this bottom and then set the camera on TTL flash mode . Please let me know if that work with you . Happy new shoot .

Comment by Gary Vernon on December 30, 2012 at 4:35pm

Yep - lots of research and practice is needed for macro, as well as a large diffuser the ability to stack exposures is necessary because of the sometimes shallow depth of field at the optimum apertures for the lens:

This one one below was 5 exposures to achieve different selective focus on certain points:

Comment by Sharon Harbaruk on December 30, 2012 at 4:00pm

Thanks Gary... Boy I have a lot of reading to do...don't know how to operate a light meter either!.....Hey... I don't get out of the closet much!  ;-)  I think when I get back to Canada for the summer I will see if I can find someone to teach me !...I read a lot, but it just doesn't sink in... I need hands on to learn.  sigh...

Comment by Gary Vernon on December 30, 2012 at 3:27pm

Sharon i always use a light meter in these situations to get the exposure spot on.

Comment by Sharon Harbaruk on December 30, 2012 at 1:32pm

Thanks Hazim!  I have a Cokin flash.  I don't have the adaptor to fit my lens.  Not sure what I am looking for to connect it!  (Very new to flash photography).  Also when I hold it in place I don't know what settings to use... sigh...  I need some lessons on using a flash.  The fellow that gave it to me (which I very much appreciated) didn't have much knowledge of it either as he never used it!  (My gain...free is good).  So when I played, it was very much trial and error and holding the flash way away from the feathers as they were white.  It was too dark in the house to not use a flash, but a real guessing game as to where to place the flash.  Any help is GREATLY appreciated! :-)

 

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