Got my birthday present early :)

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  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    A Sigma 70-300 APO Super Macro II. All in all I like the lens. I was spoiled by the ultra quiet AF motor on the kit lens but it's not too bad. Definately worth the price tag.

    A blooming Saguaro
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    flower in the sunset light
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    and a Burrow Owl
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    and as an added bonus I present some sort of cactus that looks like lettuce. Shot it with the kit lens...
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    craig TPF Noob!

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    Whoa!!! Amazing shots. The cactus is something I have never seen before. The pods have a great shape. The sunflower is perfectly graphic. Classic lettuce shot.
     
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    Lungfarmer TPF Noob!

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    Wonderful shots! What a great present :) I LOVE your owl shot, one of my favorite animals. Nice job!
     
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    I love the cactus...it reminds me of a huge artachoke (sp?). Macros are so much fun!
     
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    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    lurvely area you live in voods. i really dig that sunflower shot! the lettucey shot ain't bad either! happy bday young man ;)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, wow, wow!
    I use the Sigma DL Macro Super 70-300mm lense but it feels like NONE of my macro shots has ever become this nice - sniff-sniff.

    I find it particularly difficult to handhold the camera in the macro position (between 200 - 300 mm), many of my attempts at macro photography get camera-shake. Sniff-sniff again.

    When will we have a board party, Vood?
     
  7. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Well you definately need the shutterspeed especially when stuff is moving in the breeze. Like this.

    1/50 f5.6

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    Amazing photos, nice owl.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    At f5.6, which is my camera's automatic setting, I get a very shallow dof in the macro position, so shallow that MrSid had to comment on it here. So I've turned to adjust the f-stop as far down as f22 - but with that you need sooo much light...! So camera-shake is among my biggest reason for bloopers. :(
    That would not happen to you, would it??? Vood?
     
  10. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice shoots, love the owl, enjoy the lens
     

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