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I was playing around with my Tamron 90mm macro lens, and a home-made light box.What do you think?The plant is called, I believe, a Christmas Cactus. It's flowering in July (perhaps because it's winter here?)
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#1. "RE: Cactus Flower" | In response to Reply # 0
Beautiful, I like the background
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#2. "RE: Cactus Flower" | In response to Reply # 1
Hi, thanks for the reply.Yeah, not much detail in the background! I just put the plant (in a pot) inside the lightbox, and used a black background.Off camera flash was slightly behind to the left, firing diagonally upwards, and, I hoped, bouncing off the inside top of the box.
#3. "RE: Cactus Flower" | In response to Reply # 0
The trouble of looking at the bigger picture is worth it. Beautiful! Aperture?
#4. "RE: Cactus Flower" | In response to Reply # 3
Hi Aartthanks for the comments. Aperture was f25. This was a 3 shot focus stack, but I did some other shots without stacking, and it didn't appear to make too much difference.
#5. "RE: Cactus Flower" | In response to Reply # 4
I am so glad you say this. My experience with stacking is not very promising either. There are some outstanding stacks out there. With your stacks; did you just changed the focus or did you move the camera without moving the focus?
#6. "RE: Cactus Flower" | In response to Reply # 5
Hi AartI just changed focus (manually), using live view. I find stacking does make a difference at true macro distances, but this one was far enough away from the lens to have some depth of field.
#7. "RE: Cactus Flower" | In response to Reply # 0
Very nice shot.BirdieChoices Matter