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9th July 2011, 12:09 PM
9th July 2011, 12:33 PM
9th July 2011, 12:37 PM
A rabid day lily shooter myself, I found that closing down a stop or two still afforded me nice sharp detail (sepecially using my 100mm macro), but increased the depth of field so as to exemplify the best features of the flower, rather only small bits. #2 & 4 are the best focus wise, but if the intent was only the very end of the stamen, then go there and let the rest blur into oblivion. I love these flowers and also have 15 to 20 different varieties in my yard which I shoot on a regular basis. They make for great focusing practice.
9th July 2011, 05:38 PM
Thanks Katy and Chris for your comments. I agree that #3 may be over saturated and underexposed. I think #4 suffers from too much strong evening light
Chris, thanks for your suggestions. As a viewer, would you rather have seen these flowers in their entirety? Or a bit of both? Is there a bit of CW as to what to present? This is the first time I have taken pictures with an intent to present.