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Offline BrendaK

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Some more macro practice
« on: October 23, 2011, 08:23:12 PM »
I practiced more macro today. Nothing to write home about but I'll post anyway. I took one with my teleconverter on but the focus isn't great so Iv'e left it out.



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Re: Some more macro practice
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 10:45:05 PM »
#2 for me Brenda.  Another trick of macro is focus stacking where you take a number of shots with the focal point changing and combine them in software.
If you have Photoshop CS5 it does them well.  If not have a look at combine ZP which is what most of use used until CS5 .  Combine ZP is a free download......john
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Re: Some more macro practice
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 02:12:50 PM »
Now the light is so much nicer in these - very pretty subjects and your point of focus in the second is pretty sharp! :) Your teleconverter will have the same effect as Extension tubes - it will decrease the available light so perhaps that's why the results were blurred - your shutter speed would have slowed.

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Re: Some more macro practice
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 02:48:56 PM »
BrendaK,

The light levels are good (a flash I assume?) .... good DOFs and the colors are great ... pleasing compositions. Both get top marks for uncluttered backgrounds. The backgrounds in macros are every bit as important as the main subject.

Have fun..keep shooting.

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Re: Some more macro practice
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 06:33:55 PM »
Thank you Pat. I'll try and do some more with the teleconverter when I get a chance to go out this week.
Clive, yes to a flash. The light wasn't great, and I didn't have my tripod with me.
John, that's on my list to try now. Thank you for the pointer.

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Re: Some more macro practice
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 06:33:55 PM »