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Thu Aug 2, 2018, 03:02 PM

Daylily Macro



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CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 OP
2naSalit Aug 2018 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #2
2naSalit Aug 2018 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #4
2naSalit Aug 2018 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #6
2naSalit Aug 2018 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #8
2naSalit Aug 2018 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #10

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 03:58 PM

1. Beautiful!

I love macro shots so much that I won't own a camera that isn't seriously endowed with that feature.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:05 PM

2. Thank you, my dear 2naSalit!

It's funny, but I haven't really explored the actual macro setting on my Nikon. What I've discovered is to put the zoom all the way out at 300mm and shoot on manual.

It works!

But you're right; I really need to learn how to learn it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:09 PM

3. Which Nikon do you have?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:18 PM

4. I have the Nikon D3200. It's great for me.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:31 PM

5. That looks like a nice camera!

I have a Coolpix P510, it's a big ol' point&shoot for all intent and purpose but has a 42x optical zoom. The should be a setting in the Aperture group that has a tulip icon, that would be you macro setting. With that, and the right lens since you have options there, you can get really close to the object and obtain clarity in detail that is superior to the method you use currently. With both a small Cannon and my P510, I can get within a few centimeters of the object and get amazing shots.

I would share one or two but I have to reopen my photobucket acct that I have let lapse and upload something. I'll get around to doing that in the future, I just recently got into housing after ten months in my car so I have a lot of re-establishing components of my life to focus on at present!

Try working with that tulip setting, I think you'll come to love it in a hurry.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:35 PM

6. Thanks so much for your encouragement and the advice!

I'll give it a try the next time I get the camera out!

I'm using the Tamron 16--300mm lens for everything. I LOVE the flexibility the zoom gives me.

Thank you again!



And good luck with your housing and Photobucket and everything else that needs attention these days!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:40 PM

7. Thanks.

So with that lens, when you go into the macro setting, use the widest opening for the shot, don't zoom, it will blur the shot and you'll wonder why it won't focus... I think. I haven't used detachable digital lenses yet so i could be out in space on that part but something to consider.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:52 PM

8. I suspect you're right about the blur. This shot is a bit blurry.

And I did have the zoom all the way out.

I had the camera on auto focus, and I got the beep that said it was.......and it was still a big blurry. Sometimes I can't tell!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 05:03 PM

9. I think if you play around with those factors

you will develop a set of settings that you like. You can probably program into the camera so it automatically stes the camera up for you. Have fun!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 05:19 PM

10. Will do and thanks again!

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