First ever Macro shot...

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  1. Aelfwyn

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    Just trying to get the hang of how macro works...

    Straight from the camera, no fiddling done. Sorry for the large size!

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    Might be my computer, but I dont see anything
     
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    I've never seen that little red X up so close!

    jk ;-)
     
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    Can you not see it either? I know Deviant Art's been playing up lately, I didn't realise it was that bad. *sighs* OK, let me upload it onto Photobucket.

    Edit: Mike, I've done it before, and I can see it fine. Wierd. OK, photobucket it is.
     
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    OK, try again....

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    Actually...I saw the photo through the link.
    It seems the focal point is the rose in the back and not the rose in front. Something about that feels awkward to me. It would be a fine focal point...but perhaps you could adjust the composition to include less of the flower up front.
    Just an idea. =]
     
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    Yeah, I'm not entirely sure how I managed that - I was aiming at the front rose! lol! Maybe I was just too close.
     
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    That's happened to me plenty of times. I just get too close for my lens' own good.
    What camera/lens did you use?
    I tend to do shots like this with the D50 18-55 lens. Although I am starting to find that the 50mm lens does a decent job as well.
    Ah for the day I have a good Macro lens!
     
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    Unfortunately, I just have a little jazzed up point-and-shoot. (Sony Cybershot) The lowest focus range I have is 0.5m.
     
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    wht i would say;

    Too much distraction (black grill - broken leafs etc) - Choose your background carefully.

    Focus - as mentioned above, i would suggest setting to macro mode and go closer to the subject, or crop the image.

    Other than that, its nice :)

    i'm no pro in photography but these are once the advice given to me when i first got into macro photography :p i might be wrong tho.. Anyway which model of Cyber-Shot are you using? it isnt written on your EXIF information (edit : oops post came in right after yours)
     

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