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Old 17th February 2011, 23:49   #11821
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Thanks. Yes growing on the wayside and in the wild. The way this single stalk was hovering above all was quite interesting..

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Awesome shot! I guess this flower was growing on the wayside. Have seen this flower before.

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A photo of a koel perching on a tree behind my house.
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Hey all sharp shooters ! Need help.

Check the pics below, my aim was to get the LG logo in the droplets.
Succeeded to an extent but for some reason keyboard was more in focus than the mobile screen.
Is it the light or is it the reflection that is confusing the camera ?

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ISO 200
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Exp 8.00 s
focal length 32mm
Metering - Matrix
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Old 18th February 2011, 11:36   #11824
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Wonderful snap.

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Are you trying with AF on? If so, one solution would be to shift to MF. Also keep spot metering on.
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And choose a bigger aperture; I mean f6 or 8

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Wonderful snap.

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Are you trying with AF on? If so, one solution would be to shift to MF. Also keep spot metering on.
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Are you trying with AF on? If so, one solution would be to shift to MF. Also keep spot metering on.
Yes, this is with AF on.
Will try MF today. thanks
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And choose a bigger aperture; I mean f6 or 8
I tried that but didn't get the desired result.
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Old 18th February 2011, 14:47   #11827
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Yes, this is with AF on. Will try MF today. thanks.
MF is the way to go. Whats the next project ? I am interested if its dipping mobiles in the water, preferably an iPhone 3GS or similar .
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I mentioned - And use bigger aperture...

Meaning along with MF try with F6 or 8

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I mentioned - And use bigger aperture...

Meaning along with MF try with F6 or 8
Since the subject is so close to the camera, using a narrow aperture like f/11 won't help in getting everything in perfect focus in this particular case. There will be some mount of shallowness.

Even with AF, one can focus on the area one would like to. In my camera (Sony A200), I can use the ring dial (normally used to browse through menu and pics) to select which area of the frame should be focussed, instead of blindly half-pressing the shutter button. The focusing mode needs to be set appropriately. For example if I press between the left and down buttons in the ring at the same time and then half-press the shutter, the lower left part of the frame will be focused.
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It will be a different way to do this in another camera, but I think all cameras have this option.

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Old 18th February 2011, 17:15   #11830
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Even with AF, one can focus on the area one would like to.
I suppose the suggestion to use manual focus is because when the subject is a bit tricky, like a reflective surface as in this case, the auto focus mechanism can get fooled, even if you chose your focus points/area correctly.
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Old 18th February 2011, 18:58   #11831
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I was out on the terrace today testing out my new 70-300mm VR G. There was bright sunlight and hence the pictures came out pretty well at 300mm as well. Check them out. The images that I tried shooting through the haze were not good at all. At 300mm I cannot go below f5.6. The lens is definitely light and though there is no VR, as long as the shutter speed is good enough, the results are pretty good. Kind of like what Ken Rockwell tells us to expect anyway.

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Thanks tON for letting me know of this thread! Really surprising I had not come across this, better late than never Some recent ones ..
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Shot off my mobile phone, taken just now
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Shot off my mobile phone, taken just now
That looks like a DSLR image. Liked the color tone !

Sunrise today ! It was cloudy and visibility was 20 mts after the chart time.
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That looks like a DSLR image. Liked the color tone !

Sunrise today ! It was cloudy and visibility was 20 mts after the chart time.
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Desire's 5MP camera gives decent images. I had to explicitly set the ISO to 100 otherwise it increases it in most of the clicks if left in Auto ISO. White balance is not good, too much yellow for daylight and too much blue for Auto. This one is shot in daylight setting and saturation reduced to -1. Later, toned up the colors in Photoshop express in the phone itself and uploaded.

Nice sunset picture. A bit too warm for my eyes though..

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