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Subject:A couple shots from tonight
Time:12:23 am
I did round two of flower macros tonight, hoping to apply some of the lessons that I learned yesterday. I think I did. One of these I kinda like, and one of these I really like. I'd love to have honest feedback on both of them.

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whipartist
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Time:2006-12-26 09:23 am (UTC)
dSLRs are as good as film cameras now, and the prices are coming way down. I have a point & shoot camera, but I rarely use it-- it goes with me in situations where carrying the SLR just isn't worth it.

If I had to start from scratch right now, I'd probably buy the Digital Rebel XTi. It's the slightly updated version of the camera I have, and all reports are that it's excellent.
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whipartist
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Time:2006-12-26 04:54 pm (UTC)
You probably want a special macro lens. The one I have, a Sigma 105mm, can be had in the neighborhood of $400 US, but there are others that are less expensive. There's a Canon for around $250 that would probably be perfect for you-- macro is a LOT easier if your subject doesn't move.
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whitebird
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Time:2006-12-26 08:46 pm (UTC)
I definitely have a hankering for the XTi. And now that camera generations are starting to take longer to develop, it's likely what I'll get when DSLR time comes to Whitebirdland.
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phoenix14159
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Time:2006-12-26 10:00 am (UTC)
The pink one is interesting, with the focus on such a small part. My initial response was negative (ugh, it's out of focus!), but it's definitely growing on me.

The yellow one is just stunning.
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mspurrmeow
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Time:2006-12-26 04:06 pm (UTC)
My initial reaction to the pink one was about focus, THEN I figured it out. Now, I really want a giant sized one for a wall mural. With the colors muted, it would be awesome.
Not sure I can comment on the yellow. The color turns me off, so I'm not a good judge. Then again, I'm annoyingly non-professional about photography. I do aircraft, and that's about it.
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slfisher
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Time:2006-12-26 06:26 pm (UTC)
The yellow one makes me horny for some unexplained reason.
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whipartist
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Time:2006-12-26 10:36 pm (UTC)
You're a pervert. :-)
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whitebird
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Time:2006-12-26 08:50 pm (UTC)
I like them both. I like the yellow a little better. I think it's more visually distinctive in the realm of macro flower shots, mostly because of the colors.

For my preference, I'd probably do a bit of a longer field of focus on the pink one. It's a good job getting the little part you want, but I think I'd like some of the downturn in focus as well. The part you got just isn't quite distinctive enough for my tastes. Perhaps I'm going blind.
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whipartist
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Time:2006-12-26 09:53 pm (UTC)
I think that what I want is to effectively crop the pink one, so that the part that's in focus is a bigger portion of the image. By effectively crop, I mean reshoot, probably with a bigger flower.
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malice
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Time:2006-12-31 03:32 pm (UTC)
I feel as if I could magically travel down the center of the yellow flower as the angle captured draws the viewer into it's depths... So I choose it as My favorite due to the blurred details of the magenta blossom!
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Time:2006-12-31 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's my favorite too.
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