jomike's macro and nature thread

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  1. jomike

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    For a few years now I have had a Casio QV-2900UX point and shoot. It is good at taking macros despite only being 2M

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    Then a month ago I decided to gey myself a Nikon D50. Along with the kit lens I decided to get a Sigma 70-300 APO which I thought would complement the kit lens nicely. So far I have not been disappointed

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    Comments, suggestions welcome.

    Regards, Mike
     
  2. senu

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    Fascinating Mike: :smashin:

    Are all these taken with the D50 and Sigma or just the last 4?
    Given the f4 limits of the 70- 300 you had to have used a tripod

    They are all well exposed sharp and colourful: :thumbsup:
    Good stuff

    I see that you actively seek the little animals that dont live in your own house and garden:rotfl:
     
  3. jomike

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    Thanks senu, only the last 4 were taken with D50 and Sigma 70-300, all hand held. The others were with the Casio P&S, also hand held. The difference is that the caterpillar and aphid was taken from about 1.5 m away, whereas the frog was from about 10mm. This should let me get some shots before the beastie/bug runs/flies away. Roll on summer!!

    Regards, Mike
     
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    After 3 months sooting with the D50 and Sigma 70-300 APO, some of the better ones:

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    Comments welcome.

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    Comments welcome

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  6. macker2006

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    Fantastic pictures mate, you must have a very steady hand to capture some of those with the 70-300 lens ! :thumbsup:
     
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    Fantastic pictures ..period:):smashin:
     
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    Hi ya


    Great shot there, hard to pick a fav but do like the detail you got in the swan one. As for the heron ones well caught. :thumbsup:


    Cheers Holo:smashin: :smashin:
     
  9. jomike

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    With the impending arrival of my "proper" macro lens (Tamron 90mm) from Onestop Digital, I am practising my macro shooting with the Sigma 70-300 APO.

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    This Large White is not as colourful, but nicer surroundings:

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    A rather tattered Small White. These white butterflies sure are hard to expose correctly. Thank god for raw and ACR!

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    This Funnel Web spider built it's web in a corner of my house where 2 outside walls meet at 90 deg. Note the camouflage on the web. This is no relation to the poisonous Aussie variety, and is harmless to humans.

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    These jumping spiders are hard to shoot because they constantly move.

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    Mike
     
  10. Holowlegs

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    Hi ya


    Some nice shot there again:thumbsup: . Let us know how you get on with the Tamron 90mm, as it is one off the lens I am looking at.


    Cheers Holo:smashin: :smashin:
     
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    Spendid as usual Mike::smashin:

    You sure the Sigma's going to be redundant??

    Given that the 70- 300 only does macro beyond 200, Your view point for your "little friends" will be different
     

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