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Ladybug macro shot Sep. 26th, 2004 08:21 pm
Playing a bit with my camera this morning... not really after "fine art" but this pic seems worth it...

Looking closer, I can see why it was so patient while I took the pic - it was having its dinner!

EXIF data:
Camera: NIKON E5000v1.7 ("Nikon Coolpix 5000")
Programmed auto-exposure/aperture
1/473sec @ F/6.8
IS0 equiv: 200
Focal length 21mm
"Fine (sky)" white balance, pattern metering, manually selected focus point

From: tephramancy
Date: September 26th, 2004 - 08:12 pm (Link)
That's gorgeous! What camera are you using?
From: wechsler
Date: September 26th, 2004 - 08:13 pm (Link)
Nikon Coolpix 5000
From: flewellyn
Date: September 26th, 2004 - 09:14 pm (Link)
That is a really nice photograph.
(no subject) - blu_dragonfly
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: September 26th, 2004 - 11:30 pm (Link)
From: davefish
Date: September 27th, 2004 - 05:35 am (Link)
Nice image, I like it.

Is ISO 200 the slowest that your camera will go? From the settings you could have probably got away with a smaller aperture (Bigger f number) at a slower shutter speed, which would have pulled more of the leaf into focus.

The 1/473th of a second is a bit of a random exposure time. Do you have continuous control of that?
From: wechsler
Date: September 27th, 2004 - 07:12 am (Link)
The ISO goes from at least 100 to 800, and I'm not entirely sure why it was on 200 - I was more concentrating on the macro & focus features at that point (the autofocus on Nikons is shoddy and I'm not good at guessing manual focus) - oh, and trying to keep my shadow off the subject!

Oh and I've no idea where the exposure came from.

With hindsight, I could have done a few things differently, but that's down to experience, which I'm still gaining. Quite pleased with a few of my discoveries yesterday though.
From: dennyd
Date: September 27th, 2004 - 09:06 am (Link)
Shiny :) I like holly, it's the plant world's fetishist ;)
From: wechsler
Date: September 27th, 2004 - 09:52 am (Link)
Just when I think you can't surprise me any futher...