My first shots with a Nikon D40

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  1. Luke623

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    I figured TPF needed another one of these... C&C would be appreciated. :wink:

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    I realize that none of them have a composure that's interesting, I was just wondering how I'm doing in on the technical stuff.
     
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    You are shooting with an external battery pack on a D40? Why?
     
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    I like 3, it's the only one with some sort of interesting setting. The wood is peeling making it look good.
     
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    Oh and I see in 2 and 4 you are focusing on the subject of the fly and the bee. May I suggest a macro lens, that way you get a much better shot, close up, detail, and a great looking picture if you know what you're doing.
     
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    Congrats on the new camera. I think they look good. Looks like #2 might be a little under exposed. The focus seems a bit soft and there is a little noise in a few of them. I assume probably low light/higher ISO. Overall looks good.
     
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    I find the extra grip that it has makes the D40 more comfortable, in weight and size. Plus I like charging batteries ;)

    Thanks, that's my favorite out of these shots.
    Yea, I think that a macro lens will be my next purchase. Next time I have a few hundred dollars to spare.

    Thank you.
    I was thinking #2 was underexposed too, it was shot at 1/500 F#5.
    Light is definitely low today, my ISO is on auto, and I have noise reduction off.
    Thanks again.
     
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    3 and 5 i like the most. 5 has a good background
     
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    5 looks really nice man, I just got a d40 and have been messing around with it.
     
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    Thanks aramator, and papapumps.


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    The noise in #4 is really obvious now but the bee looks better.
     
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    What Lenses or lense are you using?
     
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    I like # 2v2 ;)
     
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    A Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX and a Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED DX.

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    Thanks REsuperG
     

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