A Moment of Stillness by ForbiddenWhispers ()
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This is my first, decent photo uploaded to the photography gallery.
My partner and I recently purchased a Nikon D5000, and the Nikon 35 mm - F/1.8 lens. And while we were having a nice bankholiday weekend away, we visited the Butterfly Farm at Stratford-Upon-Avon. We both have SO much to learn with regards to setting the camera up correctly but regardles we got snap happy.
This little thing was caught chillin' on a leaf.
Can't remember the settings I used. I'm not brave enough to set up ISO levels etc manually yet. Only manual focus and few other things :)
Hope you like? And no doubt Mike and I shall be picking your brains with regards to camera setups etc at some point soon. This photography bug is very catching!
Image Comments (9)
Looks beautiful. I have the same camera and I love it.. to find out the setting you used you can right click on the file of the individual photos and then click properties and then details and scroll down and it will show there. For some of my close ups of butterfly and flowers I use the lazy flower setting and it works pretty well. If by chance you purchased your camera at a Ritz camera store, they offer free classes and they are very fun and helpful. I went to the Chattanooga aquarium in Tennessee last weekend and they have a butterfly garden there and well lol it was hard for the friend that I went with to drag me out of there it was so much fun. Good luck with your cameras and photography.
This is gorgeous! Whatever settings you used, the result is stunning. ISO is easy. Set it as low as you can (probably about 80) unless you have some reason in particular to increase the setting. The higher your ISO, the grainier your image. Low ISO means sharp images. Your f-stop was apparently set fairly low, giving this a wonderful depth of field ... perfect for this sort of shooting! You want the main subject to be as clear as possible without a lot of annoying background detail (unless you like spending oodles of time in Photoshop blurring the background manually!). Keep doing what you're doing ... this photograph is spectacular!