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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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The Woodcock Bee-orchid or simply the Woodcock orchid- Ophrys scolopax. With a little visitor. I have several of this species, but only this has the bonus beetle.
Peter,

Nice shot. I couldn't find any last week.

Your beetle is the Common Malachite Malachius bipustulatus. The larvae feed on those of wood-borers so the species is associated with woodland. I don't recall seeing it.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

This year has been a good one for pyramidal orchids. But France was exceptional. The yellow (either Yellow Rattle or a Trefoil) makes for a nice colour contrast.


Pyramidal orchids
by Peter Willmott, on Flickr

Lizard Orchid - Himantoglossum hircinum was mostly just about to open. This was a nice specimen.

Lizard Orchid - Himantoglossum hircinum
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And somewhat scarcer. Bug orchid- Orchis coriophora.

Bug orchid- Orchis coriophora
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This is the first time at taking photes of flowers what am I doing wrong ?
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This is the first time at taking photes of flowers what am I doing wrong ?
Did you get focus confirmation when you took it? (A beep). If not you may be trying to get too close.

Looking at the settings that I can see it was taken at 1/40th which would be OK for some people with anti shake switched on. But if you have trouble with camera shake then i'd try to get a faster speed.

It is better to take pictures away from sunshine, like you have, but it helps to have a bright day and reflected light, or a tripod.

Hard to tell much more from just a picture. What did you do?
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Thank you for your help
The first photo was done on F5.6 focal 22 mm no exposure compensation ISO 200
i did the same on the 2nd one to.
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This is the first time at taking photes of flowers what am I doing wrong ?
I have checked for motion blur and lack of sharpening. Neither made any significant improvement.

I think you just missed the focus.

This close, you probably need f11.

Air movement may have moved the flowers towards the lens.

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Thank you for your help i need to try harder next time.
I'm still a newbe at this normally i just use the scene setting.
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Thank you for your help i need to try harder next time.
I'm still a newbe at this normally i just use the scene setting.
If you have an Aperture Priority setting that is the one you need.

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White Dahlia's from the garden this morning.

E-m5mk2 40-150mm kit lens.
Excellent lighting.

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Thank you for your help i need to try harder next time.
I'm still a newbe at this normally i just use the scene setting.
If you are using the flower scene setting then that should be OK.

My theory is that you are either too close or that the autofocus isn't working.

A moderate wide angle lens (22mm - not sure what lens this is? - is it a kit zoom lens?) will be OK for a scene, but not the best for a flower close up. So try to take it from further away.

Have a practice at taking the picture from further away to make sure it is working (listen for the autofocus beep confirmation) when half pressing the shutter button. Once you are happy you get focus move a little closer but not too close. With some settings the camera allows you too take a picture even when it is out of focus.

Lets see what you get with some more practice.
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Hi yes it is a kit lens.
I will have a go with your sergestions and try using the Aperture priority setting.
Thank you for your comments its will be a great help.
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

I agree with other replies I think you might just have been too close to get focus.

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hand held at 1/40th sec is asking too much need to get the shutter speed up or be on a tripod.
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Hi yes it is a kit lens.
I will have a go with your sergestions and try using the Aperture priority setting.
Thank you for your comments its will be a great help.
Stick to either auto or the flower scene setting first. With anything else you may get more problems.

Auto is good for most things.

Hope it works, but let us see.

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