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    Orchid

    Got a new Canon EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM yesterday. Have just been trying it out around the house.

    Handheld, as I didn't have a tripod to hand. EOS450D, 1/160th sec, f3.5, ISO200.

    Orchid

    Comments welcome, as always,

    Rich

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    Re: Orchid

    Hi Richard,
    Looks like you have a nice sharp lens there! Love the texture on the petals and the DOF in the photo.

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    Re: Orchid

    I agree with ricko, but I think the orchid would look even better with more light directly on the front. Now there's more light comming from the left and the bright out-of-focus leaf on the left draws some of the attention.

    and, by the way, congratulations with your new lens I think you'll have some fun with that one.

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    Re: Orchid

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricko View Post
    Looks like you have a nice sharp lens there!
    Indeed. Looks to be working okay to me.

    A clone of that stem mid-picture on the right-hand side?

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    Re: Orchid

    Thank you for the comments. Have not had a fast prime before and so far it seems a very nice lens and I think I will get some good use out of it. As well as macro, should double as a good portrait lens too.

    I will have another look in PS following your comments and see what I can do. Looking again I agree the flower to the left and some of the stalks are a little distracting!

    Thanks again,

    Rich

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    Re: Orchid

    Hi Rich,

    That is a good capture, although I agree with the comments above on cloning and the bright patch, etc.

    And I'm really thinking I need a lens like that

    I'm not that familiar with these blooms; but to my eyes it looks just a tad over-sharpened, possibly due to needing a slightly higher threshold, there seems to be a lot of frosty detail. However, as I said, I'm not familiar with them, so maybe they are really like that - I could be wrong.

    I hope that helps, of course it won't if I'm wrong

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    Re: Orchid

    Hi Rich,

    Nice shot.I really like the 100 macro.You're going to love it on a tripod.

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