Flowers 2015

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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby sury » Sat May 23, 2015 8:23 pm

Thank you Jeff. Not just pink... :-)

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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby the_hefay » Sun May 24, 2015 3:29 am

Ah yes. It's a plethora of color. :) Lovely flowers Sury.
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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby ValeryD » Sun May 24, 2015 5:57 am

Nice shots, Sury
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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby sury » Sun May 24, 2015 7:24 am

Thank you Jeff and Valery. Continuing the colors...

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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby Birma » Sun May 24, 2015 11:58 pm

Love the lilies, Sury. Definitely pretty in pink :) .

Glad you've got spring at last, Valery, and I really like your flowers against that smmoypth background.

Love the iris from your garden, Jeff, beautiful blue colours and a great background as Sury mentioned.
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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby the_hefay » Mon May 25, 2015 5:52 am

Thanks Andy. Sury, those are some more lovely flowers.
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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby the_hefay » Tue May 26, 2015 1:15 am

Here's a Larkspur from a little walk today.
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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby sury » Tue May 26, 2015 2:45 am

Lovely, Jeff. Especially the blue contrasting with brown earth tones, really sets them off.

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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby jbtaylor » Tue May 26, 2015 4:37 pm

Interesting stuff.
Sury, you are one productive photographer.

First cut from the wife's garden. Shot late in the day with only the light from the window. As usual, trying to shoot narrow and hoping the shapes and colors beyond add feeling. They may be a little soft as shutter speeds were 1/60 and 1/45. May need to get the tripod out next time.

a900 ZA 85mm 1.4. Shots at f4.0.
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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby sury » Tue May 26, 2015 6:29 pm

JB, thank you. I do see the flowers are a tad soft, but in this case the softness is adding to
the overall delicate nature of the flowers. My reaction was more of those are delicate flowers
rather than look the image is soft.
How do you like that 85/1.8 on A900. I have a Rokinon 85/1.4 and I am very impressed with
the bokeh it produces when I get it right. :-)
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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby jbtaylor » Tue May 26, 2015 6:56 pm

Thanks for comments Sury.
The Zeiss 85 is an interesting lens. It was the first high end lens that I ever purchased. Sharp as can be and the bokeh can be stunning.
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Sorry for the non-flower pictures but they do (I think) make my point.

Still, the MFD and loud focus motor are drawbacks. Will I keep it? Yes. Do I use it frequently, no. The 85 along with the 135 are my low light weapons and I am generally pleased with their results. More so with the 135.

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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby sury » Tue May 26, 2015 7:46 pm

That is a fantastic bokeh. What is the MFD on that beauty?

Have you tried "cutting it short" by using a culset? I did precisely that recently on Rokinon and here is how it looks. Nothing compared to your shots but then... No one can take away my right to be dumb right? :lol:
I was grappling with MDF on that Rokinon as well, and then I thought, why not use culset? I had plenty light, so that was not an issue.
I cut the MFD by half or so, I would guess.

I took the above one on a tripod with micro slider and a +4Culset slapped on front. Panned across taking 22 pictures, stitched them on MS ICE and tweaked a tad in HDR Machinery and LR. Not the best I could get, but it was fun. One way I compensate for my photography skills or lack thereof, just make it complicated. :D I guess I am allowed rambling since I posted a flower. :lol:

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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby jbtaylor » Tue May 26, 2015 8:16 pm

Never heard of a culset. Googled it and look at what I found:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/26785843

My short answer is that I shrink MFD by using the 135mm. :D

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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby sury » Tue May 26, 2015 9:02 pm

Holy macro (no pun intended). :lol: I have not posted on that forum in ages.
I like your solution much better, JB. I have been yearing for that gem
for a while now. May be I should sell 24/f2 and get that 135. ;-)

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This one is a 64 image overlay in 2 rows. I do need to practice more but I am getting a hang of it. :) The local Fry's Electronic
store is a single biggest beneficiary of my experiments. Either I delete the failed photos or keep buying the drives. :lol:

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Re: Flowers 2015

Unread postby Pitter » Wed May 27, 2015 12:53 pm

More beautiful flower images.
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