Flower Closeup Shots

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Al Valentino
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Flower Closeup Shots
May 24, 2013

Below are some flower closeups I shot this week with my XE1 and Tamron 90mm f/2.5 manual macro lens (wonderful little lens that balances well with the camera).

All shots were handheld, with apertures varying from f/2.8 to f/5.6 mostly in lightly breeze-se conditions (as always). I shot using RAW + jpeg Fine using Velvia mode. The look Velvia can give to flowers is wonderful (except reds can be a problem at times) and  for me not worth messing around with RAW to emulate. But I realized that with flowers and velvia, a RAw backup is a wise choice. That said, all the shots below are OOC jpegs except the two reds ones which are ACR RAw conversions. A little selective sharpening is all that I did on the resized files.

Probably will look sharpest if you click on the originals

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Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS +8 more
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