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20-09-12, 08:58 PM
Join Date: May 2011
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can you please tell me why the butterfly on the left is out of focus.
my camera settings were f/5.6 500th sec. ISO 100 focal length 85mm.
what did I do wrong, would appreciate some help.
You didn't really do anything wrong , what you see is the result of a narrow depth of field ( DOF ) caused by the short distance from your camera to the subject and a large aperture ( small f/ number ) . If you want more of the image in focus you will need to use a smaller aperture ( larger f/ number ) which will have the side effect of slowing the shutter speed so you might have to increase the ISO to compensate or you can move further away from your subject and leave the f/ number alone or a combination of the two .
If you put a search in for information on depth of field techniques you will find lots of useful tips .
Good luck .
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