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Delphinium

Visited a nursery this morning and came back with a beautiful Delphinium. This is a close up of a couple of the flower heads. EM-1 Mk2 with 40-150mm Pro. ISO 200 1/500th f 2.8 tripod.
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Re: Delphinium

I think the word I'm looking for is ...OOPS!
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Oh dear.............
Here is another one, better I think.

125th f2.8
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Re: Delphinium

Sorry Dave but the narrow DOF on a group of flower heads which are actually very close to each other doesn't work for me. In the first one only the very centre of one bloom is in focus, not even the whole bloom.The second is a little better but still only one bloom is in focus but is not isolated from the others. My personal opinion is that for a group of blooms like this it would be better to use a greater DOF to capture the whole group sharply and arrange for a background further away giving, hopefully a pleasing bokeh to make the group stand out.

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Re: Delphinium

Crop really tight to give the main subjects far more strength within the overall image.
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Crop really tight to give the main subjects far more strength within the overall image.
Are you saying that I should crop it tighter, or it is cropped too tight Graham?
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Crop much tighter. Maybe something as tight as this:



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Re: Delphinium

Dave, if you want a nice sharp record of the lovely Delphinium, I would be tempted to re-take the photos tomorrow, following the suggestions given by Peter.

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Re: Delphinium

Here is another go.


Used an extension tube on the 40-150mm.
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Re: Delphinium

That one worked Dave, very nice.

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Re: Delphinium

The last shot is an improvement but is badly underexpsoed.
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