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Old Sep 24, 2013, 4:08 PM   #1
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Was sorting thru some older photos recently and came across a few butterfly shots in my garden that I had forgotten. Taken at the full 200mm.

E-3 and 50-200mm; f9, ISO 800, on camera fill flash






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Old Sep 25, 2013, 9:11 AM   #2
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Beautiful, truly one remarkable lens.
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Thank you very much, James. Yes, the lens is a fine performer.
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Nicely done Steven.
I use this method a lot with the 70-300. On a tripod with time it can perform.
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Nicely done Steven.
I use this method a lot with the 70-300. On a tripod with time it can perform.
Thanks Scouse. Yes, the 70-300 is excellent for close-ups. When I am going to shoot close-ups, I like using the 70-300. In this particular case I was photographing some birds across the pond with the 50-200 when the butterfly appeared. So I just used what I had, flipped up the flash for fill-in, and shot away.
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WoW Excellent shots Steven
VERY nice
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Thank you very much, Fred.
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....super! I've done that a few times myself.
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Very good pictures Steven.
At what kind of distance did you take them?
And did you use a EX-25?
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....super! I've done that a few times myself.
Thank you Bob. And your photos have always been super.

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Very good pictures Steven.
At what kind of distance did you take them?
And did you use a EX-25?
Thanks for looking and your comments, Lordje. These were straight shots with the 50-200 at the full 200mm without any extender. IIRC, the distance was probably around 3-4 feet or so, whatever the minimum focusing distance. I remember that I had to keep backing up to keep it in focus.
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