Lily Festival (C&C appreciated)

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    Yesterday I drove 200 km to Neepawa, a small town of 3,500 known as the "Lily Capital of the World". The occasion was the Neepawa & Area Lily Festival, ideal to take a few snapshots of flowers here and there.

    All shot handheld with Nikon D70s, 18-200mm VR, plus a Canon 500D close-up lens.

    C&C appreciated, as this was my first real macro shoot ever (albeit without a real macro lens...).

    Thanks for looking!
     
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    The second one for sure! Nice job!
     
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    Wow, a lily festival? I'd be there in a flash if it was anywhere close to here. The colours (and scent) must be wonderful.

    Lovely set of photos. Cool how in the first one just the powder covered bits are in focus. And I love the composition of the second.
     
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    Oh I like that second one a LOT. Flower photos bore me to tears, but a picture from behind with the nice greens in the distance? Very very nice. OMG just absolutely beautiful. I would instantly print that and hang it.
     
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    Neepawa turned out to be a very beautiful little town, pretty colourful even without the flowers. There were lilies of every conceivable shape and colour, but curiously enough there was no scent at all. Visitors seemed to be in love with what they saw, so the lack of scent was definitely not a problem :)

    Thanks everybody for your comments. Any constructive criticism? Regarding the first image, is there any way to get some more depth of field?
     
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    I'm nominating that second shot there... I just keep coming back to stare at it. I really think it's beautiful. I wish I had a print of that. Lemme know if you decide to sell them. :)
     
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    Well, I feel sincerely honoured. This is the second month in a row that a photo of mine is nominated, so thanks much, I really appreciate it.

    If you are serious about buying the photo, just PM me your best offer. Even if we don't reach an agreement, I'm glad you liked this one so much.
     
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    I'm bumping this one to see if I can get an answer to the above. Thanks in advance!
     
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    That is really a neat guide. I was already aware of the info covered there though.

    I didn't state it, but my question was specific to macro photography. When you shoot with a macro lens (or a macro setup like mine, described above), the DOF gets really shallow, so it's not always easy to get your subject in focus –especially if it's moving, like an insect.

    The sweet spot for my close-up lens (and for most macro lenses if I'm not mistaken) is around f/11-f/13, which is what I used for these images. Using a smaller aperture would've forced me to use either a slower shutter speed (with the risk of a blurry image) or a higher ISO (noise).

    I now realise I wasn't clear above, so maybe I should rephrase the original question: Regarding the first image, is there any way to get some more DOF without using a smaller aperture?
     
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