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Greenish Yellow 14/365

Yet another euphorbia millis, this one is a greenish yellow in color.

So that brings to the end of this weeks theme, the flowers. I may take up the same theme in one of coming weeks.

Let me summarise this week.

One thing i learned is that it is always good use manual focus while taking snaps of Flowers. Here nex helps you a lot becuase of its focus peaking feature and magnification feature. In most of the shots I used aperture f/8, which was ideal for the DoF i had in ming. In close range the f/8 on the NEX’s APS-C sensor brought in the whole flower to the focus and blurred the background nicely Being said this I was not satisfied with the JPEG out of the camera, all the pictures i posted were processed from RAW and the RAW from NEX is great.

Today I went outdoor to shoot, but, without taking my memory card, which was still in this laptop after the last night’s data transfer, so some what a bad day. But enjoyed the buffet lunch at Windsor Rajadani, Kawadiar, TVM, Kerala ,India.

Also yesterday I missed a minolta rokkor 50mm F1.4 in the last minute in Ebay, another lucky guy outbidded me in the last minute, bad luck.

I have not yet decided on the next week’s theme, may be it is lamp shades and lights… :) 

Have a wonderfull weekend and enjoy…..

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Yet Another Euphorbia Milli 13/365

Another euphorbia milli from our garden. We have around 6 type of euphorbia milli in our garden.

This one is also pink in color but a little smaller and hence a bit challenging to capture. Also I was in a haste to get to my office, so did a quick shot. But I personally liked the 3D look the depth has added to the shot.

I am liking my NEX-3 more and more…

Manual Focus ISO 400, f/8, 1/80

As usual processed from RAW

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Euphorbia Milli 12/365

Euphorbia milli the cute little plant which is easy to grow and maintain.

She will sustain in any adverse conditions and requires less watering. The flowers have beautiful bright colors.

More info on Euphorbia Milli http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_milii

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The Core 11/365

The macro shot of the dhalia flower.

It was shot using SEL1855 kit lens. I should have used manual focus on such short distance. The auto focus was confused because of the short distance to focus, since I didn’t had tripod handy I was hesistant to use higher F number.

I had to appy a bit of sharpening and has to pump up the contrast in PP.

As usual processed from RAW

ISO-800, F7.1, 1/50s

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Orchids - 10/365

This is the first ever flower that bloomed in this orchid plant. She bloomed after more than 2 years of care.

The flower is so beautiful and worth the wait.

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And She Bloomed 9/365

The Rosa yesterday bloomed to glory

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Rosa - The Queen Of Flowers 8/365

Starting the week with new theme “Flowers” one of my favourite subjects.

This rose is from our home garden and is about to bloom…

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The Guitarist 7/365

Junior with his guitar…

This is the last shot of this weeks theme. Next week theme will be flowers

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My Style 6/365

Shot during Powercut, which has become regular with declared timings :) Now we know when to switch on the emergency lights.

Couple of words about the Pic. No flash was used, the light source is the Mr Light Emergency. It provides wonderful lighting with diffused shadows, so an amazing cheap lighting equipment.

ISO-1600 F4.5 1/13 Processed from RAW

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Under My Own Shades 5/365

Junior standing by his own picture. I liked the touch of shadow casted by the overhead light.

Junior loves swimming pools….

 ISO 400 f4 1/15 RAW

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