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Antz On Flower

Antz On Flower
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Copyright: Raymond Tey (hftey_sharp) (34)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-22
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-12-22 7:13
Viewed: 4087
Points: 6
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I bought Canon 300D 2 days ago and today I got myself a new lens, Tamron 28-300XR. Today I tried this new lens and camera at a park while waiting for my wife to get out of work. It was a very cloudy evening. Took this shot with flash and the lens at 300mm. The picture is a bit soft, i donno whether a tripod would help or a brighter light would make the AF more precise. So far I am very happy with my new equipment. I am sure there will be plenty of adventure in the near future with my new toy

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Congratulations on your new toy, you've got a combination that I think you'll be very happy with (I am with mine, at any rate ;-)).
I think the softness stems from the fact that you've used the P setting (automatic) which will usually select a shallow F-stop (low number) and a faster shutter speed. Try checking the data in the file with the software for downloading the files to your computer. For a shot like this you could try the M setting (manual) and then set the F-stop to - say - 13 and experiment with shutter speeds of around 1/200 and going downwards if that turns out too dark.
Happy shooting ;-))

Hey Raymond. Glad you got one of the best (and cheapest) D-SLR. What milloup say is correct. You should use a smaller aperture size (F11 and beyond) then play around with the shutter. For me I would use the aperture priority setting. My2 cents

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Good shot, but focus a bit soft.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-23 16:08]

Congratulations on the new camera. I use the same combination and I think the key here would be a tripod (and no wind). The composition and colors are good.

Well done and thanks for posting.

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