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Fine Floral Photos:
If your camera has a zoom lens with a telephoto setting, this will give you a lot of versatility in composing your shot and finding the best background. While looking through the viewfinder, move around to see the various possibilities. Before you shoot, take a look around the frame to see if there are any extraneous objects you can eliminate.
You don’t need to limit yourself to tight shots of a single flower,
either. Gardens or fields of flowers offer opportunities for some great landscape
pictures. You can shoot rows of flower beds from a high angle to show their
patterns, or use your zoom lens’s wide-angle setting to capture the perspective
of long flower rows at a low angle. Peak seasons like springtime are obvious
times to visit a botanical garden, but many of these gardens may feature foliage
and flowers that bloom at different times of the year.
If your camera has a zoom lens with a telephoto setting, you’ll have a lot of versatility in composing a shot. Be sure to eliminate distracting elements in the frame before shooting.
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Assignment feature. Please see the table
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