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An orchid...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by jfazer, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. jfazer

    jfazer TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2011
    Spain
    Hi, here is my first close-up of a flower...
    Click on the photo to large view...

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    Orchidaceae por jfazer (Jaime), en Flickr

    EXIF:
    Sony NEX5 + Tamron 90 2.8 macro
    1,3"
    f11
    ISO200
     
  2. Jin Han

    Jin Han TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 19, 2012
    Malaysia
    great shot an detail
     
  3. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    I wonder what the ratio of legacy glass photos to Sony e lens photos is? Very nice. Have you heard about "stacked focus" in macro photography yet (multiple shots with slight changes in DOF, composited into one photo)?
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Great detail & color. Nicely done.
     
  5. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    That is one of the best compositions I've seen of an orchid shot. I like the way you didn't include the entire flower which created that stunning image.

    I also used to have that lens (one of my favourites), I regret selling it. :( That lens is so sharp that it has captured the texture of the petal surfaces which I initially mistook for high grainy ISO... until I saw your exposure info stating that it's ISO 200. At first I wondered why part of the image is grainy and part of it is not.

    Very well done!
     
  6. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    3:2 for me (and rising!)
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very nice indeed.
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    +1
     
  9. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    such wonderful detail....
     
  10. jfazer

    jfazer TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2011
    Spain
    Thank you very much for all your comments! I'm glad you like it!

    For this pic, I took 6 photos, and then I stacked with "zerene stacker" to improve the DOF. Is the first time I use this program.
    Dioptric, you're right about the grain's comment. There's no noise. You're seeing the petals' texture.

    Here's another composition of the same subject: Orchidaceae [+1 in comments...] | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (you must go to the comments to see it)
     
  11. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    I was wondering about all that depth of field but didn't really
    get what you had done..... excellent!
     
  12. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    wonderful colors and details, congrats I love the black background
     
  13. jfazer

    jfazer TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2011
    Spain
    Thanks for your comments!
    hodad66, very stunning shots on your site! I am amazed with your pictures!