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Kristen81
« on: June 02, 2009 11:55:36 AM »

My boyfriend bought me a new camera for my birthday and I've been itching to try some shots.  My condo doesn't make for very interesting media...so I stepped outside to the garden.
























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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009 12:12:05 PM »

greta shots! GREAT camera!  I really like how you can see the whiskers on these!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009 12:14:06 PM »

beautiful pictures.  i luv succulents Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009 12:16:19 PM »

I love all of them, but those first three all framed and matted (black frames, white mattes) would be a stunning set! I'd hang them in my house.


If you don't mind, what kind of camera did you get?
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009 12:20:54 PM »

Great photos! Wow look at your tomatoes! These photos definitely make me want to go and play in the garden.

I also concur with fairieknits... the first 3 would look awesome as a framed set. Love the colours and the similar forms.
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Kristen81
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009 12:54:51 PM »

I never thought of framing them!  Thanks for the idea!  Maybe square frames with a think white mat like you said!  Thanks for the idea!!!!


The camera is a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC T700  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009 01:38:18 PM »

These are so beautiful  Smiley I would totally frame them and have them on my walls too! The amount of detail you got is fantastic... it takes me hundreds of shots to get one even approaching this standard!
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009 07:34:54 PM »

Oh I just love macro!  It's like a whole 'nother world that we never see as we go about our normal business.  I love to print them out big too.  I especially love the first couple of your shots. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009 01:38:58 AM »

These are so beautiful  Smiley I would totally frame them and have them on my walls too! The amount of detail you got is fantastic... it takes me hundreds of shots to get one even approaching this standard!

Thanks!  I thinks it's more the camera than it is me though!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009 07:12:14 AM »

These are so beautiful Smiley I would totally frame them and have them on my walls too! The amount of detail you got is fantastic... it takes me hundreds of shots to get one even approaching this standard!

Thanks!  I thinks it's more the camera than it is me though!  Smiley
Don't sell yourself short. You have an eye for that kind of thing, you should be proud of it. It takes hard work to be able to see the world through a Macro lens. It is a lot less about the camera then you think. Once on a dare from a fellow photographer, cause I may have opened my mouth and inserted my leg (really long story), I shot an entire wedding on those cheapo 35mm disposable cameras. I was surprised at how well they came out!

sherettehippot- Keep practicing. You'll get to the point where it takes less shots to get what you want. I was a professional portrait and wedding photographer for 6/7 years (I should really post some of my stuff here) and there are still times when I have to take a shot multiple times to get it right. There is a reason digital is so appealing. Some of my best advice to you is buy a tripod (or two.) I have a standard size one and a small table top one that I love. Secondly, if possible to look through the view finder instead of using the LCD screen, it really helps cut down on distraction and allows you really focus on your subject and your framing. Oh! and don't spend a lot of time playing back, spend much more time taking pictures. Just keep shooting until you know you got 'the one'.  Good luck!



Good grief! Sorry for the super long post. Keep up the good work! Great job!
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