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Old Aug 13, 2009, 4:19 PM   #11
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Beautiful. Glad to see a fine macro with a Nikon. Gives me courage to go on and practice.
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thanks, Caryl, but I shoot Canon...
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I was surprised it was a D40 which is also a Nikon because it looked like a Canon. I can really tell the difference.
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Well done......your patience paid off.
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snapped this little beastie as it flitted about a marshy area at the park near my house... 40D, 400mm, 1/400 @ f/5.6

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Great photo. Great patience. Wished I could do something like this. Had one within reach the other day, a 6-7 centimeters long dragonfly.

Imagined myself posting a DIF (Dragonfly In Flight) But, no. Sometimes it hovered like a helicopter, but not long enough.

Think it was one of those. Don't know the name of the species though

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I was surprised it was a D40 which is also a Nikon because it looked like a Canon. I can really tell the difference.
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How can you tell the difference between Nikon and Canon as I really don't think I would be able to?
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Old Aug 14, 2009, 5:28 AM   #16
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With macro, it is easy. Look as the sharpest macros and you can easily see
the difference. I have looked at at over 100 trying to see if anyone can get a really sharp macro with a Nikon but, so far, have not found one. Other than macro, I could not tell one from the other either.
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I think it has a huge amount to do with using the right glass, getting the right light and having the right settings, it's not a Nikon/Canon/Pentax etc issue. Also skill is required and a lot of patience.

Here are a few Nikon Macro shots.

D300 + 60mm Macro http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/...c6b9e32a_b.jpg

D40 + 105 Macro
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2407/...cb9c72e7_o.jpg

D300 + Tamron 90 Macro
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3624/...38877524_o.jpg
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Old Aug 14, 2009, 10:52 AM   #18
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I am so glad the problem is me and not my expensive glass. The one I like best is with a 105, and I have that as well as the 70-180. I am very persistant and will keep at it now that I know what is possible.
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I'm not a macro expert as I don't even have a dedicated lens however from what I've seen/read etc you want good light, don't shoot at the widest apertures as dof is always crazily shallow (this is why a lot of people find macro with P&S cameras easier with their tiny sensors) and keep things still.

Sure there are other things but they will probably help.
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