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Dec 25, 2022 15:17:13   #
junglejim1949 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
I am learning my R7 and was in search of something to shoot. Very cold and foggy this morning but I did find some color. The photo was softer than I wanted and would appreciate any suggestions. I hope I wasn't shaking due to the cold. I will increase shutter speed next go around and see if that helps.

Thank you,
Jim


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Dec 25, 2022 15:22:04   #
Jeannie1 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
Nice.
Jeannie1

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Dec 25, 2022 15:29:36   #
JohnH3 Loc: Auburn, AL
 
We need a little more info such as aperture, shutter speed, lens (focal length), etc. Just looking, the front of the photo (middle of flower) is in focus and is sharp. The back of the photo gets soft. I suspect a depth of field issue. A longer focal length and wide open aperture can result in a very narrow depth of field.

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Dec 25, 2022 15:33:30   #
Grahame Loc: Fiji
 
junglejim1949 wrote:
I am learning my R7 and was in search of something to shoot. Very cold and foggy this morning but I did find some color. The photo was softer than I wanted and would appreciate any suggestions. I hope I wasn't shaking due to the cold. I will increase shutter speed next go around and see if that helps.
Thank you,
Jim


Image was taken at, 1/250s, f/4, ISO800, 70mm

Due to the shallow depth of focus with minimal subject areas within the focus plane it's difficult to really assess. The higher ISO also does not help evaluation either.

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Dec 25, 2022 16:07:56   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
A tough shot due to depth of field and high ISO, Jim. A reflector or flash might help lower the ISO. Hand holding on flowers can be difficult.

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Dec 25, 2022 16:21:32   #
bebop22 Loc: New York City
 
I shoot a lot if flowers and a tripod is a must and F/11 at least.

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Dec 25, 2022 16:28:31   #
junglejim1949 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
UTMike wrote:
A tough shot due to depth of field and high ISO, Jim. A reflector or flash might help lower the ISO. Hand holding on flowers can be difficult.


Thanks Mike. I will give the flash a try. Thanks again for taking the time to help.
Jim

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Dec 25, 2022 16:30:08   #
junglejim1949 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
bebop22 wrote:
I shoot a lot if flowers and a tripod is a must and F/11 at least.


I was hoping to handhold but I guess I need the tripod.
Thanks for thevadvice bebop22

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Dec 25, 2022 16:59:07   #
therwol Loc: USA
 
junglejim1949 wrote:
I am learning my R7 and was in search of something to shoot. Very cold and foggy this morning but I did find some color. The photo was softer than I wanted and would appreciate any suggestions. I hope I wasn't shaking due to the cold. I will increase shutter speed next go around and see if that helps.

Thank you,
Jim


Nikon D810. 55mm Micro (Oldie but goodie) f/11, 1/320 second. Hand held.

Your picture is out of focus. Download this one to clearly see the difference.


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Dec 25, 2022 17:09:17   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
I have two Canon bodies with the 32.5MP sensor a 90D and R7.
90D has no IBIS and is prone to motion blur when not held rock steady.
R7 with IBIS is not near as bad, but with a little effort "shaking hands wise" I can blur the details.
It is those dense packed tiny pixels.
I wonder what a 24MP R7 would be like as an action camera. I mean my 7DII is only 20MP and a lot less prone to motion blur.

Working on it. After a pinched nerve keeping me off my feet for most of a month than a pulled neck muscle that is just healing my legs and arms got a bit weaker.
So time in the yard watering etc. Walk the aisles at the store just looking to see what I can add to my list. Moving and cleaning n the house, I hope to get the strength back and lose the shakes and swaying.

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Dec 25, 2022 17:09:26   #
David Martin Loc: Cary, NC
 
junglejim1949 wrote:
I am learning my R7 and was in search of something to shoot. Very cold and foggy this morning but I did find some color. The photo was softer than I wanted and would appreciate any suggestions. I hope I wasn't shaking due to the cold. I will increase shutter speed next go around and see if that helps.

Thank you,
Jim

Your focus point is on the yellow stamina (pleural of stamen) at the 3 o'clock position, and these are indeed in focus.
I think the lack of focus elsewhere is therefore the very narrow depth of field.

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Dec 25, 2022 17:17:44   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
therwol wrote:
Nikon D810. 55mm Micro (Oldie but goodie) f/11, 1/320 second. Hand held.

Your picture is out of focus. Download this one to clearly see the difference.


Love the color 💜💜💜💜

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Dec 25, 2022 18:07:41   #
junglejim1949 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
David Martin wrote:
Your focus point is on the yellow stamina (pleural of stamen) at the 3 o'clock position, and these are indeed in focus.
I think the lack of focus elsewhere is therefore the very narrow depth of field.


Thanks David

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Dec 25, 2022 18:10:05   #
junglejim1949 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
robertjerl wrote:
I have two Canon bodies with the 32.5MP sensor a 90D and R7.
90D has no IBIS and is prone to motion blur when not held rock steady.
R7 with IBIS is not near as bad, but with a little effort "shaking hands wise" I can blur the details.
It is those dense packed tiny pixels.
I wonder what a 24MP R7 would be like as an action camera. I mean my 7DII is only 20MP and a lot less prone to motion blur.

Working on it. After a pinched nerve keeping me off my feet for most of a month than a pulled neck muscle that is just healing my legs and arms got a bit weaker.
So time in the yard watering etc. Walk the aisles at the store just looking to see what I can add to my list. Moving and cleaning n the house, I hope to get the strength back and lose the shakes and swaying.
I have two Canon bodies with the 32.5MP sensor a 9... (show quote)


I too have the back issues, which can be an issue. Extreme narrowing of L4 & 5.

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Dec 25, 2022 18:27:54   #
Orphoto Loc: Oregon
 
Not only are some of the stamens in focus, there is no sign of motion blur. The light is quite pleasing. While a flash would relax exposure constraints be careful it's not too harsh.

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