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Old Aug 4, 2013, 9:44 AM   #1
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Default Close Up With K5 and Sigma 150-500mm DG

Not considered a lens for close up photography, Friday I used this lens on the Black-bellied Whistling duck for lack of time to change the lens and on the Wild Hibiscus because I was lazy. For the Hibiscus I did eventually change lenses but there was surprisingly little difference. These photos are all with the 150-500mm lens. The duck at 300mm and the Hibiscus at 300 & 340mm.

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Old Aug 4, 2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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Very nice! The Bigma is working out well for you!
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Old Aug 4, 2013, 11:17 AM   #3
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Good pics. I'm liking my Sigma too. Need to try more shots of closer in subjects like yours.
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Old Aug 4, 2013, 4:07 PM   #4
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Excellent photos. As BobIr has said....I also am enjoying my Sigma 150-500 lens.
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Old Aug 4, 2013, 6:58 PM   #5
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Nice shots Ed,


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Great shots, my favorite would be nr 2 where you really can see the dof.

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Very nice, I like the last one of that exquisite flower.


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