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Old May 23, 2010, 10:28 AM   #41
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you nailed the second one to perfection ... Hope you heal fast, so you can have more outings for photography
Thanks Chesslanka, I know it's a very sharp lens (f8 - f11 is the sweet spot), but I'm bowled over by it's close up perfomance, I really must investigate further.

I can hope to heal fast, but doubt it will happen. My experience is that sciatica can strike overnight, but has always been very slow to subside. ... Jack.
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Old May 23, 2010, 4:42 PM   #42
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Hey Jack,
So sorry to hear of your back problems. I can empathize with you completely as I've suffered with a bad back for many years now, as you say, wouldn't want to wish it on anybody!
Nice job on the dandelion. If I didn't know better I'd think you were in my back yard!
I have two copies of that lens and yes, I was very surprised by the quality of the close ups. Its a great lens.
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Old May 23, 2010, 8:26 PM   #43
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I can hope to heal fast, but doubt it will happen. My experience is that sciatica can strike overnight, but has always been very slow to subside. ... Jack.
Try acupuncture ... Theres a 5 chung needle (5 inch needle) specially for sciatica + electrotherapy also if needed, and it helps. Dont worry, it wont hurt ...I have seen it being done .
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Old May 24, 2010, 4:26 AM   #44
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Hey Jack,
So sorry to hear of your back problems. I can empathize with you completely as I've suffered with a bad back for many years now, as you say, wouldn't want to wish it on anybody!
Nice job on the dandelion. If I didn't know better I'd think you were in my back yard!
I have two copies of that lens and yes, I was very surprised by the quality of the close ups. Its a great lens.
Hi GW,
Thanks ... we have a fine crop of dandelions in the UK, this year, conditions must be ideal for them, there's been comments in the press, seems to be common all over. I don't usually let them get to the seed stage, but the garden has been neglected, while I've been laid up.
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I'll enquire re. acupuncture, I don't know of any practioners locally, I think maybe they're somewhat thin on the ground. ... Jack.
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Old May 24, 2010, 8:56 AM   #45
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I'm not very adept at Macro Photography. So, on that note, here's the only one I've ever dared posting.

Shot with K20D and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
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This topic is getting better and better.

I'll have another shot:

Last saturday I bought myself a Tamron 70-300 to get some more range in my kit. The macro capability is a nice addition.

The photo is shot with 72mm of extension tube.. a vivitar automatic teleconverter at 1:1 and my new tamron at 300mm in macro mode.
Like there was a bazooka on my tripod
Nevertheless I like the result.. and it's better than any of the macro attempts I had before.
(don't mind the blown highlights.. still need to do some PP )
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That's a very pretty shot Eddy ! Perfectly framed spider !

JC - that's an astonishing shot from that lens, well done indeed ! And best of all ? I have most of that kit (including the 70-300) so you have given me yet another project for next weekend
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Thank you frogfish.. it's great fun to experiment with the lens in combination with tubes and a teleconverter.. especially when you have a nice subject
So far I'm really happy with the lens..

Hope to see more shots!

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Darn I'm running behind

@Harriet, great result from that setup. Guess I'll have to get me a reverse adapter ring to

@Hards80, really like the first shot, think I'll have to look for some drops, nr2 love the focus, nr3 just curious how big they where.

@The Doctor, great may beetle, love the way it's antena are opened. Last time I had the luck of finding one it was to stressed out to show of.

@Jackhol, hope you are getting better, I'm a bit more inclined to the dandelion shot, great work.

@Eddy, perfect framing and magnificent dof, even if you're other macro shots are but half this one they are worth posting.

@JC like it, that spider almost looks square to me. Great result with that tc and extention tubes.
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Some really amazing and diverse macro photos here!

Here's my little contribution - was out on the trail the other day and noticed that the Twinleaf seed pods are ripening. Twinleaf has fine big white flowers that only last a day or two. Weeks later they become these odd little pods. The "mouth" opens, the seeds drop out one by one, and ants carry them off...

My children always used to say they looked like they came out of a Dr. Seuss book!
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