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Old 02-20-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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with the winter putting a damper on our photography we headed over to the planting fields greenhouse.

nikon d300 nikon 105mm vr macro and d80 with tamron 90mm


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Old 02-20-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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very beautiful photos
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Fantastic pics! TY mathjak!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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thanks
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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a few more .. each one gets a touch of my own mood and creativity in its look

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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So beautiful! Can trick me that the Spring is just around the corner...

I love photos with small depth of focus (blurring the background) - these must be lenses with high numerical aperture / low F-number.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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just the reverse, i actually use the lenses at high apertures for maximum depth of field. that lets me capture the entire subject without itself blurrying ...

usually by just close focusing with a macro lens the background will blur or i use a software program called topaz labs lens effect which lets me paint in th blur where i want it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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just the reverse, i actually use the lenses at high apertures for maximum depth of field. that lets me capture the entire subject without itself blurrying ...

usually by just close focusing with a macro lens the background will blur or i use a software program called topaz labs lens effect which lets me paint in th blur where i want it.
Hm, not to turn this away from the admiration of natural beauty to an optics discussion , but... max depth (everything in focus) you will get with a "pinhole" camera (very very low NA/high F-number). The higher the NA (lower the F-number) - the smaller the depth of focus...
I guess, your macro lens has a high NA (good light gathering ability).

One way or another, you have a good artistic eye (love the first photo in the second series).
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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Perfect thread for a February day. Thanks for the shot of color!
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Hm, not to turn this away from the admiration of natural beauty to an optics discussion , but... max depth (everything in focus) you will get with a "pinhole" camera (very very low NA/high F-number). The higher the NA (lower the F-number) - the smaller the depth of focus...
I guess, your macro lens has a high NA (good light gathering ability).

One way or another, you have a good artistic eye (love the first photo in the second series).
i can never resist a little photography talk.

while the lens is a f2.8 the real secreat is sssshhhhhhhhhhh!

i use a flash..... the trick is shooting in manual on the camera and setting the camera so you can make the background anything from totaly black in broad daylight to letting some background come through.

i then set the flash to expose the subject just the way i want it. the flash now lets me use nice small lens openings so i get alot of depth of field.

the other advantage is the flash is so much faster than the camera and being its now the dominant source of light even in daylight the flash freezes everything so i can stop even bugs in mid air.

heres some examples of stopping bugs in their tracks.










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