Learning to find the right angle

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  1. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

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    I guess this goes here under nature (I didn't use a macro lens).

    I have taken a few handfuls of flower pictures, but not too much, really. So I am trying to improve. It seem similar to many types of photography - Find the right angle, watch your background, etc.

    So here's a shot from this past weekend. I added a subtle vignette, it felt to me like that brought it all together a bit and gave it a "tidy" feeling.

    Any thoughts?

    Shot Info: Nikon D300, Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC, 1/200 @ f/4, ISO 200, -1 EV, Matrix Metering, Aperture Priority, 50mm. The wind was blowing, I had to take a few as they were turning out soft (missing focus due to the blowing around).

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  2. Fate

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    Really like the colours and the focus and i think the vignette works well. I think it works well as not being really close up macro - shows your more of the flowers.
     
  3. Arkanjel Imaging

    Arkanjel Imaging No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree with fate. Nice colors and compl

    Could use a little more dof IMO. Just enough to get the whole bunch in focus. But still blur out the BG.
     
  4. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm pretty pleased with it. I see what you mean about a bit more DOF.

    Thanks!
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The OOF flowers keep forcing my eyes to look at them ... that is distracting from the flowers that are in focus.
     
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    very nice vibrant colors! great shot ;)
     
  7. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

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    Thanks, I agree. I found my eyes doing the same. Definitely a bit more of DOF would be good here.
     

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