Lensbaby Floral

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  1. DefenseEngineer

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    I'm not personally a big fan of floral photography. However, I went on a hike through Koko Crater Botanical Gardens with a photography group I started in Hawai'i. This is one of my first few photos from a Lensbaby 3G on my Nikon D200. I used the Lensbaby to get something additional out of the floral photograph. As this is my first attempt at Lensbaby Florals, I am very open to constructive criticism.

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    If any additional detail is needed or desired, I can easily provide it from EXIF data from the original image (including latitude and longitude).

    Aloha!
    Matthew
     
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    Nice shot. The effect is very interesting, but I would like to see the main flower in sharper focus.

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    Should have moved the sweet spot slightly lower? Is that what you mean? Or are you saying I didn't nail the focus of the sweet spot (which is also possible since this was at f/2.0 and the flowers were moving in the breeze)?
     
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    I think it is a combination. The sweet spot could be a touch lower, and maybe a slightly smaller aperature, if you could keep the shutter speed up.

    On the other hand, if they were moving that would explain the slight softness I am seeing.
     
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