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Old 28th November 2007
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Re: frosty leaf - flat & lifeless

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The main problem with this image is that the lower half of the leaf and the grass at the bottom is out of focus. You took the shot at the zoom limit, and probably at the close focus limit, of the lens. I don't think you were vertically over the leaf but at a slight angle so that the lower part of the subject was slightly nearer and is not focussed. So if you take this sort of overhead shot again, make sure you are vertical and try not to be at the close focus limit. You could also try bracketting exposure. I have faffed around a bit to make it more colourful and added a touch of USM.
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A very observant wombat - Do you win many "spot the ball" competitions?
I was at an angle to the leaf.

Should I have zoomed to a wider angle and moved in closer?
But then would be closer to the minimum focus limit.

Hmm, does the minimum focus limit change when zooming?

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Old 28th November 2007
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Re: frosty leaf - flat & lifeless

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A very observant wombat - Do you win many "spot the ball" competitions?
I was at an angle to the leaf.

Should I have zoomed to a wider angle and moved in closer?
But then would be closer to the minimum focus limit.

Hmm, does the minimum focus limit change when zooming?

Cheers,
Robin
Sadly, I have never won a spot-the-ball competition but my other half is a comper and has won several holidays etc - very useful!

The 50-200 has a closest focus distance of 1.2m which I think is constant throughout the zoom range, someone will correct me if I am wrong. Most lenses tend to be slightly soft at the extremes of their zoom range (the 50-200 is better than most in this respect) so if poss it is best to back off from the end of the range slightly. In this case standing on a box may have helped the focus! Using the 40-150, if you have one, would have been better as it has a closest focus of 0.9m, and then crop as necessary.
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