First Attempt At Macro

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  1. Bombers

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    Here are a few shots of me trying macro for the first time. They are all PP.
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    #1 Not much definition

    #2 Blown out

    #3 again, not much for definition in the petals...too centered...

    #4 Cool shot...like this one a lot...would make a great album cover for a band...

    Don't forget to number photos when posting multiples for people to look through...makes it a little easier to reference comments and criticisms...
     
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    Thanks and I have numbered them.
     
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    #4 is a nice interesting shot.

    the others not so much.
     
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    #2 really nice b&w flower however it is washout, you can fix that with shadow/highlights or levels.
    #4 i like how the water created bokeh at the back, that's it. not feeling the hose.
     
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    The pics of the flowers all seem soft.
     
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    Would have been nice for Bon Jovi's album slippery when wet :)
     
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    You need to re-evaluate your settings a bit. Let's take shot #3 for instance. ISO 1600, f/5, 1/1250s. This is ludicrous really, you should be using ISO 100 (or 200 may be the lowest with your nikon) in which case you would still be shooting at a perfectly acceptable 1/150s and have a lot less noise and a cleaner photo. But what you really need to consider is using a narrower aperture (higher f/ number) since virtually none of the flower is in sharp focus. At macro distances depth of field gets very small and you will find yourself needing to use f/11 and upwards to get a whole flower in focus.
     

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