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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Fri 10-Aug-12 06:09 PM
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"A few from recent outings"
Fri 10-Aug-12 06:42 PM by jtmcg

Simsbury, US
          

Three stages of Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars. Some recent hatchlings, a couple full size and one in between. Also a female Halloween Pennant, a male Blue Dasher, a Stink Bug Nymph, and a Plant Hopper.

All were shot with the D800 on a tripod using Live View. The dragons were shot with the 300f/4 with tubes, the others with the 105f/2.8.

John


1. These are the veins of a milkweed leaf so you can see they're pretty small, probably about 1/4"(5 mm).


2. One near pupating stage and the other still growing, sitting on a milkweed leaf that they've stripped bare.


3. Another full grown one.


4. Female Halloween Pennant. You can see some dew drops on her.


5. Male Blue Dasher


6. Stink Bug Nymph


7. Plant Hopper - This guy is also pretty small. (~1/8", 3mm) That's the center rib of a milkweed leaf it's sitting on. This is a 3 frame stack.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Fri 10-Aug-12 09:00 PM
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#1. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Wow. Fantastic images there John.That D800 really gives a lot of detail.

Rick

  

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OnTERRYo Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011Fri 10-Aug-12 09:07 PM
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Hi John.

These are truly great.

I believe number four is my favourite.

Terry.

OnTERRYo

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sat 11-Aug-12 12:04 AM
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#4. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks Terry. Appreciate the comment.

John

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sat 11-Aug-12 12:02 AM
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#3. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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>Wow. Fantastic images there John.

Thanks Rick.

>That D800 really gives a lot
>of detail.

Yep. LOVE the D800.

John

  

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Sat 11-Aug-12 12:47 AM
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Outstanding John,
You must be loving that detail!
Regards,
Gary

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sat 11-Aug-12 04:44 PM
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#6. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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>Outstanding John,

Thanks Gary.

>You must be loving that detail!

I do indeed.

John

  

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AUMike Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Feb 2008Sun 12-Aug-12 01:58 AM
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#7. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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John, these are all very nice, but #4 is really, really good.

Tell me why you like the D800, if you don't mind.

Thanks

Mike

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sun 12-Aug-12 07:16 PM
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#8. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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>John, these are all very nice, but #4 is really, really
>good.

Thanks Mike.

>Tell me why you like the D800, if you don't mind.

Well there are a few reasons. The detail obtainable is really amazing. As a result cropping sometimes reveals details you can barely see in the full size image. Here's an example that I posted in the D800 forum. The braces on her teeth are not really visible in the full frame image.

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=430&topic_id=11379

There's also a life like quality that I don't get in my D300 images. One of the comments on my recent posting on this forum "Immature male Widow Skimmer" a few posts below this one said it looked like it was coming out of the frame. I've gotten other similar comments.

Also I've seen comments that the Live View in this camera is not as good as Canon's. That may be so, I've never used Canon's LV, but I have used the D800 LV and it's a big improvement over the D300. One touch on and off and shooting MUP when releasing the shutter. So you can really focus accurately and better see when the subject motion stops.

I'm sure there will be other things as I get to know the camera better but so far I'm delighted with it.

John

  

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AUMike Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Feb 2008Mon 13-Aug-12 12:14 AM
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#9. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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Thanks for the info, John.

Mike

  

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WK Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Apr 2004Tue 14-Aug-12 09:50 AM
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#10. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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Excellent series, John. Number 4 is a knock-your-socks-off image.

Wasil

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Tue 14-Aug-12 08:08 PM
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#11. "RE: A few from recent outings"
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Thanks very much Wasil.

Others have commented that #4 is the best of the set and I guess I agree.

John

  

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