A return to the smaller world

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  1. Overread

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    Well I went back today to get some more shots, this time however it was much later in the day and (for a person with only the rubbishy built in flash (which I forgot even existed) the bluebells in the woods just did not come out as well - too much blurr and noise.
    So I headed out and into the sunlight and found a nice tree:

    Shot with Canon EOS 400D and sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG macro
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    at: f8, ISO 800, 1/1000sec
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3261361836_23134e8f5c_o.jpg

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    at: f16, ISO 800, 1/400sec
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    at: f16, ISO 800, 1/400sec
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/3261363232_a0a5191523_o.jpg

    any advice? I was a little bolder with the settings this time around, but without a proper flash I think I will have to really get to the woods earlier to get the light needed.
     
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  2. Overread

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    Bump - with content :)
    Went back today again this afternoon - a good run of shots this time around with more light in the woods. So far only 1 off the camera and processed - I think I might have overdone it with the sharpening
    As always any comments are welcome
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    ISO 800, f11, 1/1600sec
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    #1 is pretty good!

    The post you added later is pretty awesome looking with the solid-ish BG... Nice!!!

    Hmm, your shroom had a solid BG too huh? <wonders to self>
     
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    The solid background in the shroom came from a bit of a boost to the Blacks in RAW edit - looked like this before
    http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/overmind_2000/beforeshow.jpg

    However the very blured background come from having 300mm macro - which is why quite a few macro users will use teleconverters on macro lenses to boost the focal length even more to get that effect.
     

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