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Old Feb 17, 2007, 9:30 PM   #1
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Let me know what you think. I had this Pentax K10D set on the AUTO EVERYTHING mode. This newbie is having fun learning. I love this camera. Thanks for looking.
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 9:43 PM   #2
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Damn you made that little thing look real big. Keep them coming and most important is keep having fun.

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 5:59 AM   #3
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Only one real remark , never forget to have fun, nice find, Ronny

ps...:idea: it's a butterfly ... imho
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 8:08 AM   #4
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you might want to up your f-stop from f6.7 to at least f11 for this type of shot for more DOF. to get the same time up you iso also.

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 9:46 AM   #5
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Jay, Nice shot and I'm with Ronny and Roger,have fun. For most of us we won't be making a lot of money with our shots, but it is a great hobby and Pentax has made it easy to have fun with it!

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 1:16 PM   #6
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Roger, Ronny, Roy & Glenn,

Thanks for looking and I appreciate the comments. I'm always willing to listen to you experienced, what do they call us now, Pentaxians, so I can better my shooting skills. :-)

Hey Ronny, this sure looked liked a moth to me. It was only about one inch
It sure was colorful, whatever it was.

I've got a Bee I'd like to put on for you guys to see. As you can see, I love taking shots of insects. I'd like to try getting some shots of birds in flight, but I don't think my Tamron 70-300 will be long enough, we'll see.

I just picked up a set of 52mm CLOSE UP +1, +2, +4 filters for my K10D. I'm not too familiar with them, but I'm sure they'll bring stuff in closer. I'll screw them on and hope for something good to happen. :-)

Have a great day,
Jay D :|
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 3:37 PM   #7
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jd,
if you use the diopters i'd suggest a short lenshood to cut down the flaring you'll get at times. these are great for use until you get your macro lens.

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 5:25 PM   #8
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Jay D,

just a sideline note,
it's not the size that counts ... I mean if its a moth or a butterfly, the difference between a moth and a butterfly is in their antenna, a butterfly has antenna that are thing and end in thicker ending, moth have antenna's that are featherlike or like a brush. There are exceptions but not many.
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 12:45 AM   #9
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I like this one.

Roy's really the expert of the insect macros - I've never managed to get a butterfly or a moth that looks like much more than a blur yet. I tend to either have too small a DOF or not fast enough shutter speed and have camera shake - I'm usually using a 100mm lens and don't think about boosting the ISO enough to get a reasonable shutter speed at smaller apertures. But I have a great time practicing!
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 1:30 AM   #10
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Roy,

Hmmmmm, now that was some good information. Thanks for that sideline note. I'm learning something everyday on this great forum.

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