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Stokesey wrote:
After the attempt from yesterday I had to go revisit the hoverfly (syrphid) pix.

I appreciate the great praise for the first picture, but I am still not in the same league as Ronny.

I think this one is slightly better than yesterdays. But taken on 55mm Micro hand held. So element of shake I fear.

I might try to get a set of tubes or use the PB-6 bellows on a tripod soon, just to see if I can get better with a longer lens.

Anyway C&C welcome as always.

Steve


I like this shot. With this lens and a PK13 tube (or another branded one at 27mm) you can get 1:1 magnification. I have a PK13 as well as the Vivitar set that many use. I prefer the Nikon tubes as I feel they are better made, but using the individual Vivitars works well (I have tried a few shots with a full stack of the Vivitars and the assembly flexes). Do you have a PB-6 bellows? I want one of those very badly...



Aug 07, 2013 at 03:55 PM
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Thanks Kevin

Yes I have the PB-6 and the PB-6E extension

You can get very large close-up magnifications. I tend to use the 50mm on it.

But it has to be tripod mounted.

Even breathing when using that monster is a problem. never mind the heart-beat.

I will post some one day.

Steve



Aug 07, 2013 at 03:59 PM
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Stokesey wrote:
Thanks Kevin

Yes I have the PB-6 and the PB-6E extension

You can get very large close-up magnifications. I tend to use the 50mm on it.

But it has to be tripod mounted.

Even breathing when using that monster is a problem. never mind the heart-beat.

I will post some one day.

Steve

I love macro and the PB-6 and PB-6E are on my bucket list of kit items. Would definitely like to see some shots of the kit and what it can do.



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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Stokesey wrote:
After the attempt from yesterday I had to go revisit the hoverfly (syrphid) pix.

I appreciate the great praise for the first picture, but I am still not in the same league as Ronny.

I think this one is slightly better than yesterdays. But taken on 55mm Micro hand held. So element of shake I fear.

I might try to get a set of tubes or use the PB-6 bellows on a tripod soon, just to see if I can get better with a longer lens.

Anyway C&C welcome as always.

Steve


Beautiful shot.

Bert



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:17 PM
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Great shot erveryone

Don't forget the tube thread ;-)

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1001614/29#lastmessage

Needs more posts over there



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:20 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Great shot erveryone

Don't forget the tube thread ;-)

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1001614/29#lastmessage

Needs more posts over there

No kidding, I was the only poster for nearly a week!



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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Thanks for the feedback Steve and Curtis.

Steve, I'm curious about your statement that the farm was too "modern".

Curtis, I tried just what you advised about throwing the fence of focus, but it didn't turn out.



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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From Gstaad, a ghetto for rich people.....









Aug 07, 2013 at 04:34 PM
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Stokesey wrote:
After the attempt from yesterday I had to go revisit the hoverfly (syrphid) pix.

I appreciate the great praise for the first picture, but I am still not in the same league as Ronny.

I think this one is slightly better than yesterdays. But taken on 55mm Micro hand held. So element of shake I fear.

I might try to get a set of tubes or use the PB-6 bellows on a tripod soon, just to see if I can get better with a longer lens.

Anyway C&C welcome as always.

Steve

This is a very good image and since you asked for C&C I'll throw my 2 cents in. I'm not a macro shooter, but I occasionally shoot flowers, so take it for what it's worth. I think it would have been even better in diffused light, there's some glare on the wings caused by direct sun light which makes it the least little bit distracting. I would also probably fix the white spots on the flowers to the left by a little cloning. Other than that, I like the image very much. Keep trying!



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:34 PM
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In case anyone here is interested, I put a post up on the Nature forum using my new Tamron 500mm f/8 BBAR mirror lens. Wish it was the Nikon, but the lens was free.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1232612



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Leighton
My take was very subjective. Based on the out of focus look. It appears to have high grain silos.

For me that old fence needs either fields in the background or old low farm buildings.

It probably a UK thing. Cos that's more our style.

Btw thanx for the suggestions about diffused light. Noted.

Steve



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:41 PM
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Stokesey wrote:
After the attempt from yesterday I had to go revisit the hoverfly (syrphid) pix.

I appreciate the great praise for the first picture, but I am still not in the same league as Ronny.

I think this one is slightly better than yesterdays. But taken on 55mm Micro hand held. So element of shake I fear.

I might try to get a set of tubes or use the PB-6 bellows on a tripod soon, just to see if I can get better with a longer lens.

Anyway C&C welcome as always.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/20/846320.jpg
Steve


Steve, this is superb.



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:47 PM
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Thanks guys for the comments.

Rafael, thanks a lot for the "battle of the 15mms";

Samy, great tip on the pen for lens cosmetics repair

Bert, great hummingbirds sets and loved your dog portraits;

Ronny, loved the flower + fly ( it looks like the same from Steve?);

Curtis, excellent sets with the musicians, great B&W PP, and I loved the grain!

Georg, another Nosferatu boat! Loved the rust and spider web too;

Kevin, impressive bud details;

Steve, loved the bokeh on the "Crocosmia worker"; at f/8!!

John, beautiful scenarios with the 24/2.8 ai.


Back to the birds, this is an epiphyte right now is attracting pollinators:



Aechmea bromeliifolia epiphyte, with flowers by labecoaves, on Flickr

Aechmea bromeliifolia epiphyte, with flowers
D600 + Nikkor-P 105mm f/2.5 F ai'd hand held, ISO 1600, f/2.8 at 1/125s; 2 vertically stitched shots



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:50 PM
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And the pollinators:


Swallow-tailed Hummingbird before Aechmea bromeliifolia flowers by labecoaves, on Flickr

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird before Aechmea bromeliifolia flowers
D600 + Nikkor 600mm f/5.6 AI-S EDIF + tripod, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/1000s, ~30% cropped.





Swallow-tailed Hummingbird feeding on nectar by labecoaves, on Flickr

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird feeding on nectar of Aechmea bromeliifolia flowers.
D600 + Nikkor 600mm f/5.6 AI-S EDIF + tripod, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/1000s, ~30% cropped.



And another take of the Bananaquit; oops this time with a D600, but probably still front focused and too noisy


Bananaquit feeding on nectar of Aechmea bromeliifolia flowers by labecoaves, on Flickr

The Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) feeding on nectar of an epiphyte, Aechmea bromeliifolia.
D600 + Nikkor 600mm f/5.6 ais EDIF + tripod, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/320s; ~ 50% crop.



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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Anybody know what plant this is?


180/2.8 ED AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Aug 07, 2013 at 04:57 PM
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Here is a couple of shots taken hand held on a 1000mm f11 mirror Nikkor. I only had this lens in my hands for one day, and found it really unworkable for me.

I am not proud of this. But it does highlight the problems of focus when hand-held.

Taken in March from about 150 feet away.

ISO1600 f11 at 1/500th on a D3200

The sensor on the D3200 doesn't help either.

Steve




Stokesey 2013

Cafe chat





Stokesey 2013

Metro store - 1000mm f11 ISO1600 @ 1/800th




Aug 07, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Anybody know what plant this is?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7375/9460421122_f0a9a3cb84_b.jpg
180/2.8 ED AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


That is hair from one of your beasts... You can't kid a kidder...



Aug 07, 2013 at 05:17 PM
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I'm sure I don't need to share this but I thought what the heck.

Shows a seriously low depth of field on the 55mm Micro at f4

And it is also a bit of diffused lighting, maybe what Leighton was looking for.

Anyway it is what it is.

Steve




Stokesey 2013

55mm Micro f2.8 @ f4 ISO200 1/400th




Aug 07, 2013 at 05:23 PM
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I thought it was time to take an updated Nikon manual focus family portrait. So here is my current kit including in front row from left to right 16mm 3.5, 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.4, Nikon FA, 35mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4. In the back row from left to right 105mm 2.5P, 135mm 2.8, 300mm 4.5, 100-300mm 5.6, 180mm 2.8, 35-135mm 3.5




Aug 07, 2013 at 05:49 PM
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Pure lens porn Ray

I am salivating over a few of those items.

I wonder if I should buy a gold FA ..........

Nice kit sir

Steve



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