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    Pyro, I have a Canon A70 without extra lenses. Generally, I set it at f8, manually set the distance by guess, and then bracket the distances with 3 or so photos. I keep the one with best focus. I find it difficult to focus using the viewscreen on the A70. Also, I have a hard time getting the subtle colors with a black background in bright sun. Often the bright parts are washed out. But, that is just my poor technique. A bit of shade is better. For a U. welwitschii example, see
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/zph...lwitschii.html

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    Snowy Falcon, you can look up your camera's specs on the 'net. Should also be in your manual if you have one. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Bob,

    Thanks for the tips. I am shooting with a Olympus C-5060, not sure where the F-stop is but I'll look for it tonight. I think my problem is that I have a slight tremor while trying to hold the camera. I might invest in a tripod.
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    Hey Snowy...where'd you hear about black velvet? lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Ummm... I think it was from... it was YOU!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] Seriously, your pictures always have a nice, undistracting background that really makes the eye focus where it is supposed to. I'll steal any bits and tips I can! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    try to have a nice lighting from behind you, and avoiding to use flash, esp. with white flowered species. The flash will 'burn' and fade the color in the flowers... I took so much bad pictures of U.sandersonii and livida to know this If your lighting come from ahead or slightly toward, you can make a reflector around your lense with a piece of cardboard and aluminium paper...

    [img]http://home.**********.com/quizibo/Ulivida.jpg[/img][img]http://home.**********.com/quizibo/sandersonii.jpg[/img]

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    SF, No doubt about it, you need a tripod to take really good macro pics. I had a very hard time getting a good one of my burmanni flowering until I remembered I have one of those little mini tripods.
    Also, I found that very bright sunlight, and we sure got plenty of that down here, tends to wash out the colors. Wait till a little cloud goes by or try early morning or late afternoon. The sun tends to be "softer" then.
    Did you get my PM about the D.binata dichotoma? I am interested in burmanni.

    I will have to try you're black velvet idea PAK...or mabe even black satin. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Cute Bunny flowers... Um, I've heard of seting a larger object next to the flower on the same level and focussing on that so both will be in focus... I NEED to start getting some of these plants
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