Yay! Some flowers!

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  1. caspertodd

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    I've been trying to learn how to take photos of flowers keeping the flower in focus and blurring the background. I've also been trying out manual focus for the first time (since it seems to be impossible to get that little focus dot on a flying bee :mrgreen: ).


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    very nice
     
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    Try opening up you lens aperture (lower number). This will give you a shallow depth of field. Great job on these shots.
     
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    Well DOF depends on a few things, not just the aperature. It also depends on the distance to the subject and the distance from the subject to the background.
     
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    I had a lot of trouble with that on #4. I would widen my aperture, but I had trouble getting the stem coming out of the flower in focus. I may try it again with a little wider aperture and see if I can keep that stem in focus but blurring out the background a little more. Thanks for the comments!
     
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    Wow
    I can see some nice shoots there. I like no 3 and 4.
    Great job. Keep trying different setups.

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    JerryPH has got some nice macro shots. I think even of one with a bee in it. Since one of his shots looks so similar maybe he'll chime in with advice.

    2-4 are your best here with 3 being your most interesting.

    1 looks blurry kinda.
     
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    It also depends on focal length. :D


    I really like #3. Try using AI Servo and only 1 focus point, that should make it a little quicker to focus.
     
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    nice! I like the bee one
     

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