So nice Cindy! That yellow is a stunner.
So nice Cindy! That yellow is a stunner.
I passed this rather nice tree last Sunday, so I thought I'd take a photo of it. But since I don't have one of these fancy new models with a large sensor, just the tiny little one in my D80, I obviously couldn't fit the whole tree onto the photo.
So, I decided to do the second best: take a shot of a part of the tree. Some of it seems to be a bit out of focus, but I think you can recognise the green tree-things in the foreground
Oh, and I used the old Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AF D. Nice lens, since I have time to eat a sandwich or two while it's focusing. Only micro lenses can make photos small enough for DX sensors of course, but you already knew that, didn't you?
C'mon Jorgen, pull yourself together and get yourself a Full Frame. And a german Makro instead of that Micro. That ought to do that tree thing
If you can wait a few months the old and rather widespread 12.1 Mp FX sensor will definitely drip down into a D90 showing up at Photokina at the latest. You have my word for it, so just start a new rumor thread with confidence.
OK honestly, from what you have shown us lately, from Vietnam etc., all you need is that D80 of yours. Great shots really
Jorgen, Nice curves there. Great eye!
Here is a tiny frog (smaller than 1cm and bees looked bigger!) taken with a D80-IR.
and in visible light
FX in a D80-sized camera, that would be something. I really like the smaller size. Maybe I should start that rumour thread Do you think those product developers at Nikon read this forum?
Thanks Vivek. Where do you find those cute, little frogs? The only things I see around here are big, ugly toads. Not photogenic at all. Maybe I have to walk slower
More small things to fit inside my little camera. Looks like a flower, doesn't it?
D80 with Micro Nikkor 105mm AF D
Hey they need a screen between them. LOL
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
How big is that dragonfly?
Was that taken near the near focus limit of that lens?
The Common Whitetail male has a body about 5cm long. I was at the close focus distance of about 7.5 feet for the 80-400 VR. The stick that he is resting on was sticking out of the water, and I was near the edge of the lake. I just cropped to make the frame 4" x 4" instead of 6"x 4".
That's a good one.... I like
I agree...much more interesting! (Not that the other one was bad, but it was very literal...this one has more "art" to it).
Even computers look ancient when they get old and worn. In this case, an NC lathe, captured by the D80 and Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AF D.
a Wang computer - or an Udvang ?
doesn't look like a genuine qwerty keyboard
It's the keypad of a numerically controlled (NC) lathe (not a caffè latte), one of those machines where you insert a square piece of material and get a round piece out. That would be a "dreiebenk" in Norwegian and probably "drejebenk" in Danish, or?
This one is not even very old, but existing in an industrial environment makes it look like it's been around for a while.
Oh, and here's the keypad of a somewhat older version
D80 with Tamron 24-135 @ 24mm and f/3.5.
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I'm just babbling and having fun
thanks for bearing with me
bedtime here now
see you tomorrow
like at Davids slow day here photo thread
Autumn colors with fly
Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • 1/500 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200 • a bit harsh light • each channel levels adjusted, no sharpening
A not so itsy bitsy Spider. 0.5X magnification.
D300, a macro lens
FM2 + 60 Micro
Mid-morning snack..105 + Kenko tubes
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with the 105mm macro, hand held unfortunately...
Blue monster ...
Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • 1/80 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200 • approximately 100 % crop
- and a red-eyed one
Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • 1/60 sec. at f/8 ISO 200 • approximately 100 % crop
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Very impressive, Steen. They look so clear and sharp. How on earth do you get them to sit in front of your lens like that?
I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
they follow me everywhere
50,000,000 fans can't be wrong
maybe I'm a fly whisperer
well, they were sitting on the banister of our balcony, warming up before take off I guess
and the weather was really strange, very warm and humid, with a thunderstorm arriving
maybe their alarm system didn't work under those conditions
don't know why they seemed to trust me ...
entering the "fly contest"
same fly, same tree... a few seconds later.
here's the full resolution :
Seems that jpeg reduction and compression means a lot of lost highlights details and shades of yellow/green plus significant amount of texture noise.
Not awful, but looking a bit like weird exposed in the end. Too bad.
I just hate jpeg.
Greener is better ?
(same jpeg remark)
Great fly shots, Corlan
What camera / lens combination did you use for these ?
Oh, and welcome aboard
D700 + 105VR, so i cannot get as "close" as you with 100mm + D300 due to FF. Well theorically the 105 allows 1:1 when the Zeiss is just 1:2 but practically with moving subject one can't really take advantage -and the more handheld.
I've posted some more (no flies, though) with this combination in the Fun section.
"That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet."
Nikon D300 Zeiss ZF 2/100mm -2.33EV 1/3200 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200
Nikon D300 Zeiss ZF 2/100mm -2.33EV 1/400 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200
Nikon D300 Zeiss ZF 2/100mm -2.33EV 1/5000 sec. at f/2.8 ISO 200
I really like the Rose petals Bondo. Very nice.
Alas, tonight I find myself suffering from of a bad combination of Bourbon, a lensbaby with mag lens, an SB-800 flash equipped with a white-athletic-sock diffuser, and a dead Peony. Forgive me.
Sounds like a risky cocktail, Tim
But I like the result
Bondo - nice texture with wave-like velvet quality.
TRSmith - outstanding cocktail ! Colorful and intriguing.
Thanks Gents! (where am I and why does my head hurt?)
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D700 with Zeiss 50/2 Makro.
You're right, this combination renders a great color density especially in shades of green and orange/red.
Your Mamiya makes me think of the older Zeiss/Contax lenses. Classy though sometimes on the softer side of things. Nice to have as a complement for differerent needs
My wife: "What are you doing crawling around in my flowerbed ?"
Me: "shhh ... I'm hunting, dear"
My wife: "Sigh. What is it this time ... ?"
Nothing really unusual in this situation except that these captures were made with my 2.8/28mm AI-S Nikkor manual focus wide angle landscape lens. Wide open.
Sometimes you have to make yourself some obstacles
All the above with Nikon D300 Nikkor AI-S 2.8/28mm at f/2.8 ISO 200 all heavily cropped
Have I finally found the do-it-all lens so that I need no other lenses ? ... next challenge: "Wildlife" .-)