D200 Red Poppies C&C welcome

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Cytokine
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D200 Red Poppies C&C welcome
Jun 2, 2011

I found these red poppies surprisingly difficult to nail, there was a slight wind, no tripod, and evening sun. The JPEG's were clipped but Raw recovered quite allot. No change to colour.

John

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In reply to Cytokine, Jun 3, 2011

Very nicely done!!
Jim

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Cytokine
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jlrsn wrote:

Very nicely done!!
Jim

Thanks Jim

John

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In reply to Cytokine, Jun 3, 2011

Don't you hate that! I've had similar challenges. This leaf was in some great light on a tree but obscured by some brown leaves, it snapped off and I ended up shooting it against the ground clutter, but the ligth wasn't there.

Some of these shots are just trickier than people realize.

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Cytokine
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In reply to JamesRL, Jun 4, 2011

JamesRL wrote:

Some of these shots are just trickier than people realize.

Yes so true! Red is difficult to capture at the best of times but throw in wind and evening side side lighting and I was caught in a triangle of too narrow DOF at wide apertures and too slow speeds at small apertures (50mmm 1.4 lens) so had to be quite close.

I have read posts before regarding red flowers and DSLR's, and the evening sun has more red in its mix. The D200 matrix metering was surprisingly good though.

John

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