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#1 MarkM

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 05:30 PM

These little limes from a local tree are about the size of your pinky finger.  Squeeze them and all the juicy, sour-lime fruit stuff comes out...

ISO 6400

F/22 to maximize depth of field

1/80 second

62mm + 48mm extension tube

cc welcome!

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:09 AM

nice shot, I would like to see more sharpness to see the detail in the skin of the lime.  this is where focus stacking can help out a lot. Just guessing it would take around six to ten shots blended to get the total focus sharp.  Love this lime have never heard of thema nd now I want to try one. thanks for sharing!



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:37 AM

Thats a very interesting picture, Mark.

Any chance of a pphoto of the fruit before you cut into it ?

It loohs like you're operating at the limit of the lens - a bit of CA is creeping in.

The picture makes me (a) think about vodka and lime, and (B) think about the semi-auto focus stacking in the D850. ;)



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:51 AM

Nice colours interesting subject though I don`t see anything sharp....?  Of course could be my old eyes or this screen.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:12 AM

Thanks guys. JD and Geedee, yep, focus is an issue, with lens about 2 inches away. I've gotta advance into focus stacking that's for sure.
Rod, sorry no more fruit but I might get more soon. They are the shape and size of your finger. Pretty tasty. I'm glad this made you think of the D850!!!!!

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:28 AM

I can almost taste it, Mark. Nice. Sounds like an interesting fruit. Never seen such a thing here in Pennsylvania. Although, I like lemons over limes :P so maybe I just passed over them in the market.

 

Regarding focus, did you use manual or auto focus? Manual is much better for macro. Less chance of missing the spot. Also, why ISO6400? Were you not able to throw more light on the subject?

 

The background is interesting, if not a little distracting. What is it? I bought a white tri-fold poster board thingy at Staples and a few large swatches of fabric at Joann Fabrics and they work great for making clean backdrops for macro shots.

 

Thanks for sharing this interesting shot.

 

Bob



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:39 AM

No need to go to focus stacking to get focus although there will ever be a very narrow DOF when using macro..as  Bob typed, auto focus will confuse things though I have focussed better by moving the camera fractionally as opposed to using the focus ring. 



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:06 PM

Hi Bob and Geedee,

 

I used manual focus, but missed it.  Probably should have moved the camera back a bit to increase DOF and give myself a better chance of better focus.  I had to increase ISO being at f/22, and I didn't have a lot of additional lighting.  Note to self: get off camera flash or flash ring!  More gear!

The red-purple background is some metallic wrapping paper I had laying around.  I thought it might be prettier than nothing, and I also thought the color might come through the little clear fruit pods a bit, and the pink did come through for the lower ones, but I see your point about it being too much, and distracting.  I will invest in simple backdrops...that poster board and JoAnn's Fabrics is a great idea.  Thanks.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:38 PM

I think the background color is pretty nice; maybe you should try a shot with the metallic background and one with a traditional backdrop and see which you like better. As for the focus/sharpness of the shot, I wonder if you did actually hit focus (some of the beads look sharper than others), and it just looks unsharp due to diffraction given that you're at f/22. Some lenses become very soft at f/22.






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