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Old 26-03-2020, 02:12 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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Pavel314 wrote:
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 1:42:28 PM UTC-4, songbird wrote:
T wrote:
On 2020-03-24 12:29, songbird wrote:

That is a true thing of beauty! What a wonderful picture!

thank you!

i have a ways to go with the picture taking, i don't
want the glare from the flash. still working on that

I've found that if you angle the camera a bit instead of taking the picture with the subject directly in front of the camera, the reflection from the flash goes off in the other direction instead of bouncing back into the picture.

i can't do that for a few reasons. my flash is built
into the camera and the camera is directly overhead.
the depth of field on a macro zoom lens isn't much at

for the moment i've rigged up a reflector which scatters
the light from the flash off to the sides and that has
helped to reduce the glare by quite a bit, but it also
reduces the light so i'm not sure i want to do this but
the results are acceptable and i can bump things back up
in post-processing fairly easy.

if i need to use a different lighting rig that's likely
not going to be easily done with the current situation of
disruption with the virus and how people may not be
working or shipping things. i can try to set up a bit
more light for fun too to see what effect that might have.

good projects to mess around with now if i can't get
outside much, but it looks like i will be able to get
back outside today again for a little while. have to
build up my stamina gradually.