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Old Feb 1, 2008, 1:11 PM   #11
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Hi Roy,
great pics. I like the second most (blue tail).

I wonder that they are so without any dirt on the glass.
When i try to shoot in either the terrarium, aquarium or some insects behind glass in the Vienna Zoo, you would not get such a clear picture. But i think you can take fingerprints, DNA prints, etc from all the glass between you and the animals. :-)

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Old Feb 1, 2008, 3:19 PM   #12
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alex,
shooting inside like this you have to watch your angles because of flare.. actually , i like shooting these better with my fuji s7000 in macro mode. that way i can plant the front of the lens directly onto the glass and zoom to the correct size. here's one with the fuji.



and a crop with some blue saturation lowered




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Old Feb 1, 2008, 4:02 PM   #13
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That is nice, no glare there!

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Old Feb 1, 2008, 4:11 PM   #14
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Thanks for the hint Roy,
great pics of the turtle.

i try not to shoot straight through the glass, obviously to avoid having the flash on the pic, but haven't tried to put the lens directly on the glass.

And i don't know if i want to put my lens directly on the glass, where all the kids and their parents had their running nose on :-) (i know that, it's hard to prevent even my 10 and 12 year old girls from touching the glass and putting the nose and mouth on the glass)

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Old Feb 1, 2008, 10:52 PM   #15
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I don't have a favorite from this group - they are all good. For some reason, I haven't managed to get a good snake/reptile picture (with the exception of the friendly lizard that lived on a local restaurant patio and posed for me once).
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H,
it helps if they are in a display.. kind of cheating tho.

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Old Feb 3, 2008, 1:36 PM   #17
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Even though these were not in the wild, you did a good job with the background to make them look natural. Good work.

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Old Feb 3, 2008, 1:46 PM   #18
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glenn,
contribute the backgrounds to the zoo. altho these are still harder to get with the DS than with the fuji.. i see glass junk on a couple of these which is what alex mentions in his reply..

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Old Feb 3, 2008, 1:50 PM   #19
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i have a question tho..
the blue tail is something i don't remember seeing.. i tried lowering the B channel but it pretty much ruined the shot. every thing else seems natural..
any ideas???

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Old Feb 3, 2008, 3:25 PM   #20
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Roy,

Great shots. You mention in your first post that they were taken with the FA 50mm f1.4. I pulled up the EXIF on a few - ISO 400, F4, 1/50 sec. I have been tempted to buy an FA 50mm 1.4. The new prices from some of the on-line retailers is hard to resist, and most reviews are very encouraging. At about $200 it just seems to be too good to pass up compared to some of the other fast zooms and primes.

Can you tell us your impressions of this lens? I'm interested in sharpness at wider F then the f4 you used in your posts here.

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