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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:06 am
by sury
Yildiz,
Thank you for the feedback. I fully agree with you regarding flash. I was experimenting with off the camera flash
with optical trigger. It was a learning process for me to adjust the flash power, distance etc. And it shows. :) Hopefully
in due time (if ever) I will learn to get that even light that I was going after though once in a while I came somewhat close
like here

Sury

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:52 pm
by aster
sury wrote:Yildiz,
Thank you for the feedback. I fully agree with you regarding flash. I was experimenting with off the camera flash
with optical trigger. It was a learning process for me to adjust the flash power, distance etc. And it shows. :) Hopefully
in due time (if ever) I will learn to get that even light that I was going after though once in a while I came somewhat close
like here

Sury
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Hi, Sury; :) That's lovely.

May I suggest a very easy remedy that I use at times when I'm shooting stills or videos? I have a white/off-white cardboard that I keep under hand for diffusing the strong flash light/spot light/any strong light and I place the cardboard at such an angle that the light is diffused to light the areas that are behind the main subject, hence avoiding dark areas behind the subject.
Even a simple A4 norm white paper you hold between your fingers to redirect light can help, nothing special or pricey is required. :)
Or, of course, you can go on testing your options as you wish. :D

Yildiz

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:38 pm
by sury
Yildiz,
Thank you. That is a great idea. Let me experiment. My flash stopped working after these sessions.
Luckily it is under warranty so it being repaired.

Sury

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:24 pm
by sury
In meantime, I spend few hundred pictures trying to get a clean shot of sunflower. In the past, I seldom got the center portion sharp and clear. By the way this was on a bright sunny day, and I used my now defunct Godox WL flash in one hand and camera with bellows on the other hand. Needlessly complicated? Guilty as charged.

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:15 pm
by aster
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Sunflowers in the garden ! :D
Very cheerful and nice clarity and sharpness, Sury. Composing appears to be challenging with the equipment of your choice but I like how they turned out, with the Sun as the backlight. Nice details show through the leaves and petals and whatever is residing on the seeded center is a happy buddy. :) Love the deep purple of the Datura type as well.

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz


Edit: The purple flower was later identified as Datura type and is poisonous. Previously I called it a Morning Glory which is a climber and has different leaves.

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:21 pm
by sury
Thank you Yildiz. So the purple one is called Morning Glory. Learned one more thing.

Sury

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:35 pm
by jbtaylor
Good stuff Sury.

From our garden.
Do I need to name the lens I used?

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:24 am
by sury
JT,
Love the 3D effect "that" lens produces. :)

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:05 am
by ValeryD
WOW and WOW!
I should add some too from my garden. :)

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Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:04 am
by sury
Great shots Valery. Glad we are able to get you join again. :D

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:04 am
by jbtaylor
Spectacular Valery.
JT

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:25 am
by aster
sury wrote:Thank you Yildiz. So the purple one is called Morning Glory. Learned one more thing.

Sury



:) Sorry for the confusion, Sury, I miss-identified the purple trumpet-shaped flower as Morning Glory.
In fact, your flower is a type of Datura and is poisonous and has different looking leaves. It's a ground level pot plant while Morning Glory is a climber.
As Datura is poisonous, it's best to keep small children and pets away from these plants.

Yildiz

aster wrote:Sunflowers in the garden !
Very cheerful and nice clarity and sharpness, Sury. Composing appears to be challenging with the equipment of your choice but I like how they turned out, with the Sun as the backlight. Nice details show through the leaves and petals and whatever is residing on the seeded center is a happy buddy. Love the deep purple of the Datura type as well.

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz


Edit: The purple flower was later identified as Datura type and is poisonous. Previously I called it a Morning Glory which is a climber and has different leaves.

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:27 am
by aster
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Hi, JBTaylor,

Those are excellent Pink Tiger Lilies shot with an excellent lens. They look so beautiful. :D

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:32 am
by aster
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Sury, wonderful specimens and nice shots. :) Your gardens are thriving with variety of specimens.
Thanks for sharing.

Valery, such clarity, sharpness and the darker background make your garden flowers look epic. :) So enjoyable and so beautiful flowers and so good photography!

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:39 pm
by sury
Yildiz,
Thank you for your comments and observation regarding purple flower is duly noted.
Will let Missus know and ask her if she knows the nature of the flower. Luckily, we do
not have small children or pets in the house (at this moment).

Sury