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Dillicus

Exmouth, UK
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Dillicus Registered since 13th Nov 2012
Wed 21-Nov-12 08:20 PM

Begonia in the rain

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OnTERRYo

Hamilton, CA
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#1. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 0

OnTERRYo Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011
Wed 21-Nov-12 10:26 PM

Hi Beryl.

What?? Rain in Great Britain?? Who'da thunk it?
Great shot by the way.

Terry.

OnTERRYo

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Dillicus

Exmouth, UK
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#2. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 1

Dillicus Registered since 13th Nov 2012
Wed 21-Nov-12 10:31 PM | edited Wed 21-Nov-12 10:32 PM by Dillicus

Thank you so much for your comment

Yes who would think had such a thing as rain. Just water poring from the sky really

AUMike

Birmingham, US
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#3. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 2

AUMike Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Feb 2008
Fri 23-Nov-12 01:24 PM

Beryl, I am curious why you shot at f/5.6? That is an unusual aperture for a macro shot.


Mike

Dillicus

Exmouth, UK
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#4. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 3

Dillicus Registered since 13th Nov 2012
Fri 23-Nov-12 02:49 PM | edited Fri 23-Nov-12 02:59 PM by Dillicus

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

AartPapaya

Hectorspruit, ZA
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#5. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 0

AartPapaya Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011
Fri 23-Nov-12 04:33 PM

Hi Beryl,
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.

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Dillicus

Exmouth, UK
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#6. "RE: Macro Raindrops " | In response to Reply # 5

Dillicus Registered since 13th Nov 2012
Fri 23-Nov-12 05:05 PM

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

G