I took this today..

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  1. mostly sunny

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    I didn't edit it.. The red looks cool.. but not natural.

    Thoughts..

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    Oh, I used a smaller lens- 52mm and I believe I had focus on manual.
     
  2. Ron Evers

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    You missed the focus.
     
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    that's one for Mother's Day.. (is it also Mother's Day this Sunday, in America?)
     
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    Ok-- I don't understand. Lots of times I post a picture and you all say it's not in focus. I see it focused.. What the hell is wrong me my eyes?

    I had laser done on my eyes about 6 months ago. I have 20/20 -- so they say.

    The main flower looks in focus- all the other stuff not so. It that because I am so close to the object?
     
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    the flower looks in focus to me.
     
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    The pic is also a bit over exposed which detracts from the crispness. I offer this pic of a Pawpaw flower for comparison. The focus is on the centre of the flower with the edges slightly out of focus. Do you see the difference in focus/sharpness?


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    IMO Ron, your picture has very sharp aspects as well as other aspects which are less sharp (due to extreme close-up and sensor-size) than Mostly Sunny's. i don't regard her image as out of focus (unacceptably as it were) b/c yours has aspects which are in sharper focus. they just look like different style pictures. yours is a macro, hers is 52mm from further away.
     
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    ..and yours appears to have been sharpened with software.
     
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    unsharp mask 0.3/.5/0. doesn't seem to be a problem.
     
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    Well Matt I must disagree. Focus is not just how close or far the camera is away from the subject. And yes, my pic was a macro & subject to a narrow depth of field. However, I offer this image taken from about four feet (over a meter) away at 200 mm & yet I think the focus is quite acceptable.


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    Your editing did wonders for the Image Matt but I still say it is not sharp.
     
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    I am with Ron. It also looks out of focus to me.

    The thing is that it is happening to my shots as well. I typically use the sharpen tool to try to overcome this.

    Any ideas (glass?, body?, eye doctor?) all of the above?
     

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