Begonia in the rain
#4. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 3
This is because I don't have a Nikon Macro lens and so taking it from further away and cropping in gives me a very clos up. as you can see the drplets of water clearly
The lens I have does a far better close up than a 'Sigma APO macro' lens. Even that isn't a true macro.
The lens I use is: Nikon 55-300mm VR F4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX NIKKOR SWM
I normaly ceep it on Action / Sport setting so really every thing is auto
#5. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 0
I like your begonia but, I am sorry to say, the picture is way to soft. The DOF is very good and I do not know how you know it was at f5.6 but I take you word for it, in this case the photo was cropped very close, although I do not see much deterioration there. One of the things that may have deteriorated the sharpness is the blurred object on the right edge of your picture. This would have effected the sharpness of the whole image.
Did you use a tripod?
If you, once in a while, want to use your 400mm lens for close-ups use a extension tube. It is cheap and may give you a lot of pleasure.
However, to me a tripod is a must. Attached is an example with a 150-500mm lens at 500mm with a extension tube.
Attachment#1 (jpg file)
Visit my Nikonians gallery.
#6. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 5
That's ok. It did well in what it was taken for. Thank you for your commen. It's soft due to the wrong lens probably
No I rarely use a tripod I mainly do action shooting and I'd hit people in the face if I swung my tripod round following a bird. They don’t wait for you.
Your Photo s gorgeous. Well done