Pix With My New Lens

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  1. clarbin

    clarbin TPF Noob!

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    Just got a new lens this week and been shootin' up the back yard.

    I may not win any awards, but I sure am having a good time!

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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What lens?
     
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    Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR
     
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    "Having a good time" is what counts most, I think, and having pretty flowers in the garden helps a lot in order to test out the qualities of a new lens, too. When the weather cooperates, you can be sure to be getting pretty photos! Plants don't pull faces, don't get impatient, don't move ... they are kind models. Very kind models!

    The lens is nicely sharp, as can be seen in 1! Well focused on the stamen and pollen.

    My favourite of all these flower photos is the third.
    Very simple, very focused, no distracting elements in the background --- I'd have cropped in a little from above, I feel not so much headroom is needed as is being given, but well...
     
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    Thanks for the comments.

    Would this be more in line with how you would crop it?

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    nice looking pictures, however seems all subjects are centered, it is ideal to use the "golden mean" or rule of thirds with most photography..if you filled the frame with JUST a flower, then centered is actually ok.

    Picture 1 looks a bit over-exposed, but the rest truly look nice! Just a little composition (or cropping) will really make them more pleasing to look at...
     
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    Also try shooting flower into the shadow of a tree or when it's overcast. The harsh light of the sun ruins the photos.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, I think it is.
    And when the sun shines through the petals (and it does in some way in this photos), then flowers in the sun look good. I think.
     

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