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... but among the best I managed to take while we went walking on the river bank on Sunday.
My wobbly Sigma DG 70-300mm zoom with so-called "macro"-settings tends not to take me any much closer to things, I'm afraid - and it's become quite unreliable, too.

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What do you think? Should I give up photography until I can invest in a new, better lens?
 

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I think it's a lovely image, to be honest. Could be cropped a little tighter on the right, or given more space above, but that aside, it's nice. Definitely not worth giving up togging for.

What "macro" is that lens? A lot are labelled macro but are not...sometimes as much as 1:4 instead of 1:1. I got a cheap (£20) manual macro lens which does a great job. Worth watching out for eBay bargains...but make sure it goes 1:1.
 

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It's nice but would be nicer with a real Macro lens. Whatever gadget you have, you shouldn't give up. Keep up!
 

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I think you did a nice job with what you had. But for heaven's sake, don't ever give up!!
 
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Thank you so much for your encouraging words.
But I must admit, that the initial drive has gone... too little development possible with camera and lens equipment that hasn't changed in all of five years (or more).
 

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What do you think? Should I give up photography until I can invest in a new, better lens?

Never give up photography! I still love your photos! this one included! ;)
 

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A much as I want to......I can never manage to get one of these shots....lol Nice job!!
 

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everyone goes through blue periods, hang in there. :)

I like it, looks clear to me!
 

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I used to have the same lens and it was pure junk. The fact that you managed to get this shot from it shows that you are a good photographer. I upgraded to some better lenses and my work improved ten-fold. What you need to do is come up with a long term plan to get some better glass. New lenses always inspires! Don't give up!!! :)
 

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