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knikki
29th July 2008, 01:31 PM
I took some photos of a large Daila in the garden, these are an experiment and was wondering what people think :D

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Dalia-9.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Dalia-4-Crop.jpg
IS a crop of the above of the first image

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Dalia-13.jpg
Saturation pushed in photoshop

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Dalia-11-make-Convert.jpg
Used Duotone ot get the blue/silver look

I was using various apertures and messing with DOF. All taken on an E3 with 12-60 lens on. Interesting that at its closest point of focus it is nearly the same as the 50mm Macro (that is if I have understood the specs :confused:)

Ian
29th July 2008, 06:47 PM
I have always loved dahlias and when I used to spend more time in the garden as a lad, I used to grow them. I was always fascinated by the fact that they could be dug up and replanted the next spring. The foliage is nice and the flowers can be spectacular.

There is something interesting about the colour shots you have posted. Are they desaturated slightly?

The 12-60 can get as close as the 50mm macro, but its field of view remains wider, so it's not really a macro lens. But it comes close!

Ian

knikki
29th July 2008, 09:28 PM
Thanks for the reply Ian

The first one, no desaturation was done, it was turned into Tiff from the camera, then 'Colour Corrected' in PS, interesting when I finished the black background was a blue colour.

The second one is virtually straight out the camera but cropped.

Third one just messed with the saturation to get the 'vivid' effect

The last one has been desaturated.

Oh I realise the 12-60 is no true macro lens, but was interested to see how close it would focus :D

In fact just looking at the first shot I have realised what you meant, it should be a bright yellow one *laugh.

The Judge
30th July 2008, 10:34 PM
If you are going to attempt this type of photography then think carefully about your subject and depth of field. Have to say you have done rather well here and although there is room for improvement I think you have found the road in.