Monday, March 12, 2007

Flowers

A few more photos of flowers this morning. Today I am sharing three different photos of hibiscus flowers taken in Florida a couple of years ago.

These are fairly large flowers and the slightest breeze causes them to move. As well, when shooting close-ups it is difficult to get everything in focus. It helps for the camera to be parallel to the part of the flower on which you are focusing.

Shooting directly at the flower from a close distance may cause the reproductive parts of the flower to be out of focus. In the second photo this morning, the tips of the anthers are slightly out of focus.

I moved back a couple of feet to get the third image. Because I am no longer close to the flowers, the focusproblem of macro photography is no longer an issue.

HINT 2 - Flower Photography - for extreme close-ups use the macro setting on your camera and try to keep the camera parallel to the part of the flower on which you are focusing. Be patient and wait for the wind to stop.





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