Flowers in the winter time

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    We have a conservetory in Cincinnati that is open to the public, so I thought I would spend a couple of hours there today playing with my "new to me" D70. These are the pics that I came up with. Everything was shot in manual mode, manual focus at an ISO of 200.


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    cuz theres some grain on #1 and #4 which is wierd with a low ISO...
     
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    Yes I used digital sr. I don't think it's grain. I think it's just likely bokeh.
     
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    but my cameras DSR does that to the pic too
     
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    I know what you're saying. That was the one thing that I didn't like so much about the pic, but then I remember back to the book "Understanding Exposure" and some of his pics were just like that so I assumed that it may be normal for some shots. I don't really know. I'm a noobie still, that's why I love others comments and suggestions.
     
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    Heh ... I looked at the photos before reading what you wrote, and when I saw the second I thought, "That's the Krohn Conservatory." Then I looked at your location. :)

    As for the grain in #1 & 4, that's not bokeh, that's color noise. Ensure that you're camera is saving them at its highest quality (RAW or best JPEG). Make sure you have your ISO to its lowest setting (should be 100 for that camera, I think). Then double the exposure length (assuming you're now using ISO 100 instead of 200). I've brought a tripod there during off-hours (like weekday mornings) and never had problems. If your originals look better, then it's probably very low-quality compression when you saved them for web display.
     
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    When I printed them they didn't look too bad as far as noise goes. I have the iso on 200 which is the lowest the D70 goes I do believe. I used a tripod, but I think that it could be due to the lens that I used. I was using a 55-200vr for the close up stuff and the waterfall shots I was using an 18-55 "kit" lens. I want to get a 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 depending on money. We'll see if this helps out as far as the grainyness goes. Like I said though when I printed them today they looked fine.
     
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    The first photo is definately way too noisy for 200 iso. If you look at my post, I accidentaly shot mine at 800 iso! And even before I used Noise Ninja on them, they weren't even close to what yours is.

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109904

    I used Canon XTi and 100mm macro lens.

    Other shots tho are quite nice :)
     
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    Yeah, my bad, the D70 only goes down to ISO 200. I still think they're fairly noisy, though, and that it's not due to the lens (except in #1 with the green leaf). Just look at the purple flower ... in-focus but a lot of color noise. Did you use too fast of an exposure and so have to bump the light levels up later in post-processing?
     
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    Yeah I bumped the light levels in PP as well as the contrast. I was kind of in a hurry so I didn't do it selectivly I just did it to the whole photo. I'm off today so I'm going to take some time and see if I can make that picture look better.
     
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    overlooking the noise. good comp!!! i like the coloring
     
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    Thanks! For the most part I was really happy with the way these turned out.
     

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