|Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite)
|Date Taken: 2007-06-06|
|Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 5:25|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A very keen Wildlife lover asked me if I would like to see some fairly rare Orchids in our region so I thought it was a chance to use the macro lens for a change. Like an idiot I forgot the mounting plate for the tripod so had to use the camera hand held, not the best way for macro. It was a breezy day and the flowers were wafting about so it was really 'chance when it came' and hope. I did manage this reasonable photo of a Butterfly Orchid which is about 1" across.|
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, Manual focus, Auto white balance, 90mm focal length, Hand held, Tamron SP AF90mm 1:1 macro lens.
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A very pretty flower Peter,
hand holding has worked out fine. It's nicely in focus with the background fally OOF.
Hand holding with a macro and you got detail, you gotta be good. What beautiful soft colours in this orchid, love the composition.
DOF works great with what is in focus, though I would have liked to have seen more detail, but under the circumstances, better this than nothing and it has a wonderful simplicity to the image with the softness and colour tones.
I am impressed that you were able to get this much detail with an handheld shot. The edges of this flower almost look like melting ice. Nice subtle colors and a great OOF BG. I am not so sure about the strange spots in the bottom of the photo.
Very pretty orchid, well captured.
Nice effect of backlighting on the flower.
Exquisite orchid Peter.
Such a perfectly clear shot with great handling of the whites.
Wonderful detail and textures.
- mjcarr (15)
- [2007-06-21 16:33]
nice one peter tfs