my macro shots with kit lens..

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    hi all, these are my macro shots with kit lens.. i'm using Sony A200 with 1870 kitlens.. C&C Welcomed..

    #1 among the many
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    #2 the purple 1
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    #3 i wanna grow up
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    #4 the orangie
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    #5 the purple 2
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    #6 the yellowish
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    hmmm, nice and all, but everyone does flowers, all look a bit samey after a while. no 3 is kinda nice
     
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    thanks! hehe.. somehow, everyone is doing flowers and bugs! somehow bugs irritate me though ;-p
     
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    Lol - not had the opportunity to go for bugs, seen some nice ones though.
    I've been trying macros lately too, but i think it's pretty neat how you get so close as I seem not to be getting that close at the minute using the kit lens on mine
     
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    They are nice, except that all look soft to me except for number 3
     
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    how do you mean soft?
     
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    See how in the yellow flower the edges are obvious and the others are almost blended? Even some of the edges are sort of blurry looking?

    By soft they mean not sharp. My take on soft is the highlights, edges, faces, are almost faded in a way instead of crisp.

    Another way I look at soft is if I could pull an object out of the picture it would come out by itself. When its soft its almost pulling the same object would pull the whole image.

    I cant' really describe it other than not as crisp/sharp.

    Per these pictures though it looks like the autofocus was centered somewhere other than the entire flower causing the softness. If you look at part of all the shots there's a really sharp section in all.
     
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    right, i get what you mean by looking at no 3 and the others now
     
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    I just think they look "soft". By that I mean lack of sharpness? Am not being clear? I don't mean to be rude, I just don't understand what you're asking
     
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    They were not sure what soft meant...its as easy as that. Easiest way I could describe it was not sharp. The edges were not as obvious, etc.

    I think its just a focusing issue. There's really sharp parts to all the shots.
     
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    They look sharp to me. There's very little depth of field at the long end and at close focus, even stopped down. Most of the softness I see is due to just plain being out of the focus plane.
     
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    +1 Mav.
     

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