Some flowers, from filoli gardens

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by obelix, May 14, 2005.

  1. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Of course they don't allow tripods :(

    Working without a tripod is like driving a hummer on one wheel, doing manual focus with eyeglasses on a camera like D70 is like driving a hummer on one wheel, blindfolded.

    Anyhoo, here are my humble attempts. Many attempts were spoiled by the aforesaid reasons and lack of shot discipline :(

    And, sorry folks, can't even think of names for these :)

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  2. Ron Chapman

    Ron Chapman Guest

    Tripod

    Too bad you didn't have a tripod! Perhaps you should try some more without. Very Nice!
     
  3. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    yeah, boo hoo hoo

    what are you talking about?...I think the are FABULOUS!!!!! #2 and #7 are superb...thanks so much for sharing...i can only imagine how great they would be if you'd had a tripod.
     
  4. You should be a one wheel driver as you have it down to a science. Good images.
     
  5. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Thanks all. I have posted more images in the landscape / cityscape forum :).

    These are nowhere close to critical sharpness. I would have loved to use a tripod, slow down a lot more and compose carefully :(.
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Looks good to me.

    Tough shooting hand held for me. Thats why I HAVE TO HAVE VR VR VR :>)))
     
  7. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Thanks Gale :). To me, it is more about precise focusing than speed, at least for photos like these in broad sunlight.
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Gorgeous Anand. I know what you mean about hand-held though. My hands are so shaky, I couldn't even come close to these.

    Doesn't look like it hurt you much, if at all on these.
     
  9. WHOA, I really like these!! :D :D :D
     
  10. That's why I wear contacts :wink:

    #1 - Great shot. Love the contrast with the background, clean composition. If I had to nitpick, it'd be the uneven background. But that's only nitpicking.

    #2 - Nice detail and excellent exposure but I'm uncomfortable with the distance. Felt it could've either been closer or pulled farther back.

    #3 - Now that's interesting.

    #4 & #5 - Sorry, the wood isn't working for me.

    #6 - A little too close. Good detail but subject-wise it's not all that interesting.

    #7 - Love the perspective, almost like it's glowing. Push it away a tad from center and you have a winner.

    #8 - Very clean.

    Great set!
     
  11. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Thanks Frank, Bryan, Mike.

    Mike - you definitely have got the hang of flower photography, I need to work on that.
     
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