Summer's Colors

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  1. AngieDoogles

    AngieDoogles TPF Noob!

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    Here are a few of my first shots with a macro lens. Any and all C&C welcome. (Really, don't hold back!)

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    #1 is the strongest in my opinion
    #2 i think you should have zoomed out a bit or take a step back and use the rule of thirds
    #3 slightly missed the focus
    #4 missed the focus
     
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    Thanks for the feedback rusty9! You're right. They're a bit soft. The focus was difficult to get. For technical reasons, I had to have the aperture wide open. I definitely appreciate the feedback. :)
     
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    same thoughts.
     
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    A good start, but, you've made the 'everyone does it at first' bog-standard compositional error when starting macro work. You're in too close. DoF in macro work is measured in mm - move back out a couple of feet, gain significant DoF and then crop to the subject in post.
     
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    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    X2 I agree,,, I do like #2 a lot though... But I think a different composition might work here....
     
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    I tried that and when I cropped in post, it was much more blurry. Maybe I was doing it wrong? Anyway, thanks for the tip. I'll definitely give it another try.
     
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    Nothing new to add, except I love #1 and like #2. :)
     
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    Thanks!
     

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