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    Hi,

    I was on holiday in Shanghai recently when I chanced upon this branch of maple leaves.







    This is one of my first attempts at taking macro and it was done with a compact camera - an Olympus Mju 600. Are there any suggestions as to how I may improve such shots in the future? Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    IMO, macro shots should be much closer than this and sharper than this. Perhaps you can try again at a closer range. Also, your pic looks slanted and makes viewer want to fall of the chair
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    lighting is flat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    IMO, macro shots should be much closer than this and sharper than this. Perhaps you can try again at a closer range. Also, your pic looks slanted and makes viewer want to fall of the chair
    Wow! his image that powerful meh? I didn't feel like falling off the chair.

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    Default Re: Leaves Macro

    Dont you think the slanted horizon makes you want to tilt your head...
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    Default Re: Leaves Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Dont you think the slanted horizon makes you want to tilt your head...
    haha.. i didnt think about that when taking the photo

    will keep that in mind next time.


    thanks for your feedback!

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    shifting slightly to the left so that the leaves intersect with the left vertical ling on the Rule of Thirds...will help in composition,
    btw this is a close up shot, macro should be things taken at life-size or bigger, eg pics of bugs being bigger than they really are.

    Happy shooting ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    IMO, macro shots should be much closer than this and sharper than this. Perhaps you can try again at a closer range. Also, your pic looks slanted and makes viewer want to fall of the chair

    Canon EOS 30D, 17-40mm f4 L USM, 70-200mm f4 L IS USM, 50mm f1.4
    Looking at his equipment, it is no wonder why. =D

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    I don't see a HORIZON.

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