First Own Photo

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First Own Photo

Post by tie2fish » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:15 am

Purchased my first ever digital camera yesterday (yeah, I know ... welcome to the 21st century) and am still in the process of learning how to use it. Focus in the macro mode seems to be the biggest problem. Anyhow, below is a shot of an olive soft hackle tied Tenkara style that I'm posting just to see how it looks.

Hook: Daiichi 1550, #16
Thread: 8/0 Uni, olive dun
Hackle: From neck of French Partridge
Body: Stripped peacock herl (Nature's Spirit bleached and dyed eyestick, caddis green)
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Re: First Own Photo

Post by michaelgmcgraw » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:20 am

nifty! :D
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Re: First Own Photo

Post by Ruard » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:03 pm

Hi Tie2fish,

Good to see your first photo on this forum. Nice fly by the way!!


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Re: First Own Photo

Post by letumgo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:41 pm

Have you tried taking any pictures with the camera less than 6" away from the lens? The macro setting on my camera works best when the fly is in the range of 1/2" to 6" away from the lens. If you are further away, and using the digital zoom, you may have difficulty getting a sharp image. You may want to check your owners manual to see the optimum settings for the macro feature.

Lovely fly, by the way. I too have been getting interested in the Tenkara style flies. This looks like a lethal pattern.

Looking forward to seeing more of your flies and photos in the future.
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Re: First Own Photo

Post by redietz » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:53 pm

Bill -
Great to see you posting pictures! Great looking fly, as well.
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Re: First Own Photo

Post by hankaye » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:13 pm

tie2fish, Howdy;

Good lookin fly ... I'd listen to what Ray has ta say as he hasn't posted a bad photo yet.
Looking at that fly makes me think about going along a highway an seeing all of the horses or cows all faceing in the same direction on a windy day
... they face AWAY from the wind. ;)
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Re: First Own Photo

Post by DOUGSDEN » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:28 pm

Bill,
This is fantastic! What a great looking pattern. Your photography skills will become better as time goes on. Ruard has been very gracious to post our patterns on the forum. Can I send mine to you now and give poor Ruard a break? Yeah, I should get a camera too and quit being such a lazy......Good night all and Bill, we'd like to see more! Break out the Greenwells!
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Re: First Own Photo

Post by tie2fish » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:27 am

Thank you folks, for the kind words and suggestions. Please don't hesitate to direct me to sources of info that may help me learn more about the picture taking end of our art. I'm headed for Somerset very shortly, but will get back to the photo learning upon return on Sunday.
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Re: First Own Photo

Post by Norm Frechette » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:54 am

nice looking fly

but what are you trying to show us? the fly or the fly and background?

heres my take on fly photography. it is NOT the definitive answer but it may help you take a better photo of your flies

http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/2 ... raphy.html
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Re: First Own Photo

Post by hankaye » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:00 am

Norm Frechette, Howdy;

Can't resist ... "Ay Norm" ... ( pick an episode of CHEERS), :lol:

Great info in your blog. Good tips for making pix look better.
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