D200 Red Poppies C&C welcome

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Cytokine Contributing Member • Posts: 661
D200 Red Poppies C&C welcome

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

jlrsn Regular Member • Posts: 168
Re: D200 Red Poppies C&C welcome

Very nicely done!!
Jim

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Re: D200 Red Poppies C&C welcome

jlrsn wrote:

Very nicely done!!
Jim

Thanks Jim

John

JamesRL Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
Re: D200 Red Poppies C&C welcome

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 OP Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Re: D200 Red Poppies C&C welcome

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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