Shooting Flowers with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Shooting Flowers with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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Ever since my last post form my Baguio vacation, I’ve been interested in shooting flowers. One weekend I decided to visit some horticulture and landscaping exhibit at the Quezon City Memorial Circle and shot lots of flowers and other gardening materials.

I tried shooting with the 18-55mm IS kit lens of my Canon EOS 1000d, but I wasn’t satisfied with my shots with the lack of sharpness and obvious traces of camera shake. I then opted to use my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens to shoot the subjects.

Yellow Flowers by Maki Eduardo

I always used my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens without turning on Live View, but the way the lens focuses without Live View is a little confusing, so when I shot the flowers I finally turned the Live View Option on and opted for some manual focusing. It was great, I was able to zoom and adjust the sharpness of the areas which I want to look sharp and see the depth of field of what will really come out as my shot. So up to the tiniest details such as the pistils of the flower, the texture of the petals…I was able to capture them handheld. Could have been better with a tripod though. :P I have to buy a new one soon since my old tripod got broken when I was shooting infrared at the University of the Philippines.

Pink Flower by Maki Eduardo

Well, I’m still new into this Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens shooting thing, but I do really enjoy this lens. I recommend all DSLR newbies to have it along with the kit lens from the start. As for me, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II was my first purchase even before my Canon EOS 1000d from shifting to Nikon. It’s pretty addicting to use the lens- it’s fast, it produces crisp pictures (if you use it right! :D..yeah I’m still learning) and you will keep on looking for that thing called bokeh.

Water Lily by Maki Eduardo

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Love the photos sis!

I love the third pic. It somewhat made me smile hehe ang saya yellow na yellow tapos ang dami parang ininterpret ko nangyari nung saturday at sunday LOL

yay. i love flowers. gimme one lol

Yeah! It was fun last saturday at GH :D

Flowers? I can only give you pictures! hahahaha :P Hope you liked them

Btw, I drew this for you :P hahaha:

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maki! haha. ung last pic, meron din ako nyan. XD hahaha. gusto ko rin kuhanan mga flowers. cute eh. :roll:

Nice! :D It’s a mini water lily being sold at the stalls! LOL

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Yep I have the RAW files here with me also :mrgreen:

nice yung 2nd pic, ok yung depth of field
nag shift ka na pala sa cannon?

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yeah i shifted around October ‘08 to canon :p So far I’m satisfied with the performance and features of my 1000d for its price compared to my Nikon D60..but then haha sayang yung Nikon Club Philippines membership ko..hmm bili kaya ulit ako nikon? :P

sayang nga, buti ka pa Club member Ako walang club :)
Photo shoot lang with friends, daming naka DSLR dito sa office canon/nikon pero sobrang newbie pa rin ako unlike you ang ganda na ng mga shots mo. Is it because of canon :) hmmm….

Hmm.. I don’t have any club right now :p. Shoot with friends..that’s nice…I’m still new into this thing also :) But then it’s not because of canon hahaha…just shoot. Right now I’m still finding the field that I really like to be into. :D

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