Japanese Rose

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  1. idkhalid

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    This tiny flower were shot using kit lens 18-55mm in reverse lens technique.
    Feel free to CnC. Tq :D
     
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    The colors are good but the DOF is simply way too shallow here. Not enough of the image is in focus.
     
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    This being taken in the reversed lens technique actually has quite a fair amount of DOF (depth of field), compared to what I can manage to get whenever I try to use this technique. No matter how I have tried before, I have never ever managed to achieve as much of DOF, mine always used to be even shallower!

    What lens did you use for the technique, and if it was a zoom lens, what length did you choose?

    I do like the colours here, too. How big is the flower in reality?
     
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    I'm gonna have to agree with Max. The colors are good, and the DOF is too shallow. But, that being said, I still think the image is good.
     
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    I LOVE the background, it compliments the subject superbly
     
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    What lens? its canon kit lens, 18-55mm. so far i never tried zoom lens. Shallow DOF? off course. its reverse lens ... not shot using macro lens. At least the focus is at the center of the flowers..
     
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    Right, but Max and I are saying that the shallow DOF is a handicap on your shot. When someone looks at a picture, what equipment was used shouldn't cross their mind. Fundamentals of photography shouldn't change based on the equipment the photographer used, and fundamentally this shot has too shallow of a DOF as the subject is not well enough in focus. I'm not really explaining myself very well, someone help me out here...
     
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    Great color , it really shows how delicate the flower is.

    I tend to like shallow DOF but I am new to photography, so Max why do you say that it is too shallow? Is it because not all of the edges of the flower are in crisp focus?
     
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    Since I agree with Max, I hope he doesn't mind me answering for him, or at least giving him a bit of a jumpstart...Yes, the DOF is too shallow because the edges of the flower are not in focus.
     
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    lovely image and very nice background. I wouldnt worry about the dof too much - Magic Focus will fix it like this!!
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    I find this program really useful for macro work. Tother thing you could try is CombineZ (its free) and that opens a whole new world - see my web site for details.
     
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    Beautiful! I love the center of the flower, and the green in the background looks like a painting.
     

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