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Took this from our garden and decided to see if I could get a good shot with my Tamron 70-300 Macro lens..

F stop =  F/4.5,

Exposure = 1/100

ISO = 800

Focal length = 180mm

 

 

 

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Striking! I really like this. You really managed to capture some nice texture and detail. I love the ruffle on the top edge of the trumpet and the texture on the bottom petals. The quality of the light is very nice.

So when I read that you took this from your garden, I was staring at your settings trying to figure out how you got the background so black. Then I realized you probably meant you took it out of your garden, not that you took it from the perspective of your garden. :) Yay me for reading!

But I am curious about your set-up--what did you use as the backdrop, and what was light source? Nicely done, whatever you did.

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Striking! I really like this. You really managed to capture some nice texture and detail. I love the ruffle on the top edge of the trumpet and the texture on the bottom petals. The quality of the light is very nice.

So when I read that you took this from your garden, I was staring at your settings trying to figure out how you got the background so black. Then I realized you probably meant you took it out of your garden, not that you took it from the perspective of your garden. :) Yay me for reading!

But I am curious about your set-up--what did you use as the backdrop, and what was light source? Nicely done, whatever you did.

Thanks Nicole, Lol, sorry I should have said. yes, I took it from our garden and took the photos in our kitchen. Completely natural sunlight coming in the window, bounced off a white board just under the flower. The background is a black piece of cardboard.



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It's a good shot, but I want more detail in it. The problem I have with yellow flowers is picking up details. The bright color makes it difficult, but I like how you shot it with a black background.

180mm focal length? That's interesting. How far away were you?

I have a 400mm Tamron prime that close focuses and I think I might be able to get some really close almost macro shots with it. I need to try this.

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Great shot. Very striking.

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It's a good shot, but I want more detail in it. The problem I have with yellow flowers is picking up details. The bright color makes it difficult, but I like how you shot it with a black background.

180mm focal length? That's interesting. How far away were you?

I have a 400mm Tamron prime that close focuses and I think I might be able to get some really close almost macro shots with it. I need to try this.

 

Yeah , a lot of folks run 300 to 500mm lenses and do fantastic Macro shots with them ..  

Might need a tripod though , I did play with a 300mm lens , and definitely wants a tripod ( for me ) , its good if you have problems getting close to subjects like insects ( big lens )  



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It's a good shot, but I want more detail in it. The problem I have with yellow flowers is picking up details. The bright color makes it difficult, but I like how you shot it with a black background.

180mm focal length? That's interesting. How far away were you?

I have a 400mm Tamron prime that close focuses and I think I might be able to get some really close almost macro shots with it. I need to try this.

Thanks Alden, yeah the lens is a bit soft on the macro setting and never really gives a crisp, sharp picture. I was shooting in our kitchen so I was about 5-6 feet away from the flower. I wonder if I should have tried doing some focus bracketing, getting the whole flower in focus.



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Here's another taken from the same series of pictures, having looked at this one, I think this is better..

fstop = F4.5

Exposure = 1/100

ISO = 1400

Focal length = 180mm

 

 

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