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Old Aug 14, 2008, 4:55 PM   #1
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Inspired of course by Greg Chapel and his flower shots.

I had the house to myself for a while, so I thought I take a couple of shots of Lillies we have in the hallway. No extention tube and I didn't want to go through the hassle of threading black PVC that I have...!

I just used the camera at about 200-300mm and see what that gave me. It told me right away that I'm no Greg Chapel.. :-)But then this could be a bit of fun and a different genre for me. Got to learn patience and take time setting up though.

Here are 3 from my first session. Like I say, I have no pretentions about these there's still a long way to go yet. But the lens is new and I need to practice.






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.....with a lens or with a brush, he asks of the third pic down


I of course know which, for me the composition, color and effect makes this one special. I think this one would make a terrific LARGE print on canvas board.

It wouldn't be terrific as a small print but anything bigger than 8 x 10 on canvas and in a 'heavy' simple frame, no glass, would be worth hanging.

Ask Sharon about it...........................

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Kind words Bob.

I have a spare frame and mask and paper is cheap, I'll give it a try before Sharon comes home.

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Hey Ken,

Another set of really nice images. I keep having to remind myself that your using the E-500 which has no IS. There doesn't appear to be any negative impact. Well done.

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I did use IS for the flower shots. It's the old fashioned one called t-r-i-p-o-d.... :-)

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Good job Ken!

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Old Aug 14, 2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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It can really focus close on it's own, can't it! Those look good and sharp to me.

I can remember owning a 300mm f4.5 Nikkor prime back in the film daysand the "closest focus" distance was around 13 feet! They later came out with an EDIF version of that lens that was able to get only as close as around 9 feet on it's own, so what they are doing with lens designs these days is quite remarkable.
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I'm still amazed at how close and how sharp one can get. I was approx. 40 inches away for these. I've found that by finding an edge of 'something' I can focus quite well.
I put the split focusing screen in a while ago, that seems to help. I don't know if I'm ready for the Ext. tube yet. One step at a time.

Thank y'all for lookin'
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number 3 has a sort of dreamy quality to it, but I like #2 better, as I love that rich dark red color of the stamen.
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