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    Default Butterfly & flowers

    Hi! This was taken in Sentosa last weekend.



    I would like to seek your comments on the following

    composition (too messy?)
    lighting (too bright?)
    exposure (too much?)
    colour processing (from Raw to Tiff to JPEG is it too warm?)
    Your 1st impression (is it colourful?)

    Here is the EXIF information
    Camera: Olympus E-300
    Shutter: 1/60 sec
    Aperature: f/11.0
    ExposureProgram: 4
    ISO: 200
    MeteringMode: 5
    Focal Length: 200.0 mm
    ExposureMode: 1
    with tripod

    Thank you very much for your comments.
    Cheers,
    Last edited by hhho; 2nd September 2007 at 09:14 AM.

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    Adding on to what nightmare already mentioned - I think if this was taken at f3.5 at ISO 100 (that should give you a shutter of 1/300 or so), it will make a better image - given the same exact composition.

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    Default Re: Butterfly & flowers

    Thank you for your comments.

    As I've titled it as "Butterfly & flowers", I wanted to capture both objests of flowers and butterfly (in focus)

    f3.5 & ISO100 will definetely out the only question is whether these two (flowers & butterfly) can put together and give a nice combination for viewers.
    Bear in mind that it is an outdoor shot and not pre-arranged.
    How often you can find these (butterfly & ginger flower?) together?

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhho View Post
    f3.5 & ISO100 will definetely out the only question is whether these two (flowers & butterfly) can put together and give a nice combination for viewers.
    FourThirds cameras have 2 stops more DoF than regular 35mm, so f11 gives you an equivalent of f22, that is presuming you are not using an extension tube.

    At the same time, the subjects in question are really on a shallow plane, so you didn't need to sacrifice ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    Adding on to what nightmare already mentioned - I think if this was taken at f3.5 at ISO 100 (that should give you a shutter of 1/300 or so), it will make a better image - given the same exact composition.
    I forgotten this photo taken with tripod (so shutter speed could be slower down to 1/20s)
    and I would not stop down to f3.5 as I wanted these flowers and butterfly all in focus.
    Thank drakon09 for your advice.

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    i think you should not have put this in the critique corner
    because critique is not what you are seeking
    simple as that, thanks for wasting my time, and drakon's
    deleting all the previous posts

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    Yah, I think you don't really need f11 for this shot to have DOF to cover both the butt and the flower leh....may be you can try to calculate you DOF requirement on some DOF calculator easily available online.

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    composition is too messy for my liking. Decide either to get the butterfly or the flower to be in focus...
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