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jjtml

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Took this today using my new Canon S2. Using the 0cm macro mode on a tripod. Was a killer cause wind was blowing the grass all around.

Would like some tips on composition as well as any other comments. Thanks.
 

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bugger a little blur too centralised and the white thingy in background bugging me. tighter crop + little sharpening, tweaking would be nicer.
 

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Hmm... so something like this??

 

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better off to be trusting your own eyes on the angles etc. hmm in my eyes for this situation, it ends to look nicer in b&w. just my thought. Get closeup (lens) since u like macros.
 

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i got 2 hoya +4's which I tried to use but using telezoom + macro lens + tripod, it's still near impossible to take a clear sharp shot. Any tips??
 

sci80899

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Perhaps cloning off the white thing in the background would be better than having such a tight crop.

To address the sharpness of your pic, use a bigger F stop for Aperture, eg. F8 and a faster shutter speed, and with that also use a flash for your shots.

I'm not sure what is the S2 IS's performance for Super Macro mode, but generally at very close distance, the image quality of a camera may not be tip top. :)
 

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:thumbsup: Interesting subject. Good effort in making a sharp image, despite the wind blowing.

:thumbsd: Composition-wise, it's too dead center. The background can be defocused further. I would have tried to take the picture from the top, with the ground as the background. Or from the ground, looking at its back.
 

jjtml

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Hi sci, just wondering, wouldn't a bigger F stop cause the background to be clearer? Wanted the background to blur out.

I'm not so keen on the S2 Super Macro mode either, but I haven't really found a good set up with the S2 that takes good Macro pictures. Tried using 2 x Hoya +4's but super duper shaky. Focusing distance with the Normal Macro mode + the +4's is around 20-25 cm.. and margin for error is like around 1cm so I'm wondering whether anyone else has a better idea cause I'm a bit lost. =(

Thanks, will try out the larger F stop + faster shutter next macro shoot.

sci80899 said:
Perhaps cloning off the white thing in the background would be better than having such a tight crop.

To address the sharpness of your pic, use a bigger F stop for Aperture, eg. F8 and a faster shutter speed, and with that also use a flash for your shots.

I'm not sure what is the S2 IS's performance for Super Macro mode, but generally at very close distance, the image quality of a camera may not be tip top. :)
 

jjtml

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Thanks ccube. Still relatively newbie so would love to learn from the pros here.

1 question about taking it from the back with the sky as the background, how do you take such a shot without the object turning out all dark? I tried to get a back shot but all I got was a dark outline. Same goes for similar angles I tried out. Any tips?

ccube78 said:
:thumbsup: Interesting subject. Good effort in making a sharp image, despite the wind blowing.

:thumbsd: Composition-wise, it's too dead center. The background can be defocused further. I would have tried to take the picture from the top, with the ground as the background. Or from the ground, looking at its back.
 

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