They say it's the photographer, not the tools...

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TracyF's picture
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They say it's the photographer, not the tools...

... But yesterday I got this photo and was reminded again of how AWESOME having a DSLR is! I have always loved taking macros of flowers, but last year I tried several times to capture this magical "love in a mist" flower, and never achieved results like this. The aperture made all the difference in 'making' this shot and capturing the 'mood' of this flower.

I really do love my new camera!!! Now if I could just get more lenses! Wink (No, I'm not greedy!! :D)

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Love it, Tracy! It does make quite the difference, doesn't it??

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Gorgeous!

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That flower is awesome!!

You did such an amazing job showcasing and framing the stem (with the leaves?) and the petals with that strange center (I know, so technical Wink )

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BEAUTIFUL!

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Beautiful! A great photographer can use any tool to get wonderful shots yes, but there are still limits to what certain cameras can do, glad your DSLR let you capture the flower the way you would have liked it.

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Agreed, P&S can only do so much. I saw a post on FB the other day that said, "Photograhers get upset when people say, "Your camera takes nice pictures!" but yet they drool over new toys for their camera." It's the truth. They do help with technical things like bokeh, ISO, and SS, but you had a hang of your P&S a long time ago and you rocked it till it couldn't be rocked anymore! LOVE this shot!

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"sadieruth" wrote:

I saw a post on FB the other day that said, "Photograhers get upset when people say, "Your camera takes nice pictures!" but yet they drool over new toys for their camera." It's the truth.

So true!!

Thanks for all of the kind comments! I find these flowers so fascinating and it was too cool to capture it the way I envisioned it, with a good camera, after trying all last summer unsuccessfully with our P&S.

Jennifer, LOL, yes, so technical! But me too. I love taking nature macros, but have almost no clue what anything is, nor how to describe them or their various 'parts' properly in a technical way! Smile

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very cool!

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Beautiful

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Just wanted to add that yes it is the photographer cause we are using the same camera and I do not have a flower shot even close to that! Great job!!!!

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It's the photographer, but the tools really do make a difference. The real point of that saying is that a great camera in the hands of someone with little skill is no better than a basic point and shoot on auto. It is not the camera that makes the shot....it is definitely the camera. If you know what you're doing you can take great shots with a point and shoot (and you do!) but a better camera will always allow you to take even better and more artistic pictures because you have more choices and far more flexibility.