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Old Jul 28, 2010, 1:54 AM   #1
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Went last week to a butterfly garden, present of my wife for my 50th.


Here are some pictures, click if you want to see a larger version.

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Old Jul 28, 2010, 5:49 AM   #2
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Oh some spectacular shots there Ronny - but none better than the first. Just beautiful composition and bokeh !

*I would like it if this board had a similar format to another that shall remain nameless - that is that you need to enter some camera / lense details before being allowed to post*

Just a thought. Not having a go at you Ronny !
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 6:31 AM   #3
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Thanks FF,

no problem about the camera and other stuff, but its always the same setup so I thought not to mention it this time.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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Really like the butterflies. Most butterflies I try to take close their wings as soon as they settle!

Frogfish - doesn't it count if the exif data is embedded? (showing my ignorance)

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Ronni,

Your shots are really terrific. I know what your lighting set-up is, but I don't know what lens you're using.

Those of us who have been posting so long tend to forget that others don't know our setups. I'm just as guilty as you are, because I tend to forget that not everyone knows my favorite lens is my Tamron 28-75...lol.

BTW....congratulations not only on the great shots, but also on the birthday ..... yours has to be close to my wife's, the 24th.....but also on the perceptive choice of a wife who would understand a great birthday would involve photographing butterflies. A very fortunate choice for a talented photographer....(even if I do envy you hitting only the 50th)_

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Really like the butterflies. Most butterflies I try to take close their wings as soon as they settle!

Frogfish - doesn't it count if the exif data is embedded? (showing my ignorance)

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Hi Bernice,

Actually in many cases the Exif only helps you to know what settings the shooter used (sometimes the camera too, if recognised) but often the most interesting aspect is left out and in it's place a long list of possible lenses - none of which may be the actual lense used !

Even if you are familiar with the poster you may often forget what (s)he shoots with (and what lense (s)he was using) since, at least in my case, I am on many forums and often forget the equipment used by each of the hundreds of posters !

It's also really nice to see the camera / lenses and sometimes the settings used right there at the top of the thread - without having to download photos to check the exif (though I often do that too) !

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wonderful series, really enjoyed these
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Old Jul 29, 2010, 9:38 AM   #8
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Ronni,

Your shots are really terrific. I know what your lighting set-up is, but I don't know what lens you're using.

Those of us who have been posting so long tend to forget that others don't know our setups. I'm just as guilty as you are, because I tend to forget that not everyone knows my favorite lens is my Tamron 28-75...lol.

BTW....congratulations not only on the great shots, but also on the birthday ..... yours has to be close to my wife's, the 24th.....but also on the perceptive choice of a wife who would understand a great birthday would involve photographing butterflies. A very fortunate choice for a talented photographer....(even if I do envy you hitting only the 50th)_

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Thanks Paul,

My favorite lens is an old kiron105mm, (also know as a lester dine / vivitar s1 105mm) especially for macros. And also the lens used here.

My most used lens ... thats a tamron 18-200 (my kit lens 4 years back), just because I never leave without it. Not a fast lens but more like a swiss knife. I'm still thinking on getting something faster but I'm still not sure about what to get and am doubting between a 16-50 and 24-70 (f2.8), and I'm sure it'll take till end of this year to decide.




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Very nice, Ronnie. I really like #3.

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Spectacular Ronnie...you are the master of macros! Great detail, great color!
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