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Old Jun 30, 2003, 7:25 AM   #1
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First results with my new D100. Comments please.
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 12:53 PM   #2
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Very good, not much wrong with that.
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 12:05 AM   #3
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Good work mon!

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Old Jul 1, 2003, 12:29 AM   #4
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Excellent results on a difficult shot Graham.
I'm sure that you will be very pleased with the D100.
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 6:39 AM   #5
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Thank you all very much for your comments. I'm very pleased with the image quality of the D100, and the continuous autofocus on the 28-105 is nice and fast.

None the less this was the best of 130 shots over two days....
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Bees are very hard for many reasons. I've tried to get them as well, and I get shots of similar quality. Personally, I like you shot. The lighting is fairly good and the DOF isn't bad. I might like it to be longer, but that is really hard (if not impossible) for such a close shot.

If you have dragonflies where you live, those sit in one place for longer than bees... so they can be easier subjects. Of course, once they start to fly they go everywhere. Check out this post for an example:

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=11426

The suggestion I've heard is to spike some flowers with honey to attract them. Then you can be prefocused with the tripod set up. I don't know if you're having this problem, but I can't keep the shutter speed high enough to stop them... and camera shake enters into it. Of course, with my work schedule I'm getting within about a hour of sunset.

I've also found that bee angle is difficult to arrange. I'd like to get a shot looking at their backs, so you can see the pollen sacks on either side of their body with their wings out... but they never land in a picture friendly orientation. This alone is why I've been doing all my bug shots hand-held and just depending on IS. This gives me a lot more flexibility... now I just need to get extension tubes to allow me to get much closer.

Eric

ps. I like you digiscoping work a lot... don't give that up for the D100!
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Old Jul 3, 2003, 6:47 AM   #7
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Eric,

Thanks for this. I'm glad you like the Bee and the Digiscoping.

I'm tending to cary the D100 around as I would have the CP4500, evenings mainly - but not for Digiscoping ! The CP4500 is definitely the right tool for that job.

I've also finaly used my EagleEye 5X adaptor with my CP4500. See Arctic Tern and Sandwich Terns on my web site.

http://www.pbase.com/image/18342891

http://www.pbase.com/image/18345371

p.s. Dreamy Dragonfly.
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