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Ruffles

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Ruffles is a shot of a  Cattleya Orchid taken using a 180mm macro lens with a 25mm extension tube and Live View. I always enjoy looking for abstract images to shoot but in general haven't had much success finding them in flowers. This is at least in part due to the fact that making a careful choice as to what to keep in focus for good composition was difficult while looking through the viewfinder using depth of field preview button. In most cases depth of field preview made the image too dim for me to judge  what was in focus. Live View helps overcome this problem. Pressing the depth of field preview button while Live View is active gives a brightened  image on the LCD that can be zoomed to 100% allowing a clear view  of what is in and out of focus.  I really look forward to continued exploration of  the possibilities Live View provides.

BTW, I was turned on to using Live View by reading an article on the subject by Ian Plant.