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  1. #3381
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    AtlPikMan - very nice shot. Is that an African Violet?

    I tried some water drop refractions for the first time, very difficult to do. Hard to get the refracted image clear, esp. with only a 1:1 mag ratio.

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  2. #3382
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    Nice water drops GoneTomorrow fantastically sharp.
    Here's a white daffodil in a very brief sunny spell after a rain shower yesterday. This is Jpg but did try raw for the first time yesterday but haven't tried working with them yet.
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  3. #3383
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    Here's one with a bit more colour. Again still as a jpg.
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  4. #3384
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    Welcome to the forum Ali.
    Bird of Paradise flowers are fantastic subjects aren't they (assuming I guessed the flower correctly)
    Thanks for the welcome! You are indeed correct with the Bird of Paradise flower, it's a stunningly beautiful thing and I could have stood there photographing it all day.

    GoneTomorrow - Love your water droplets, that last one is fantastic!
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  5. #3385
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    Alison, beautiful shots. The colours are very nice, but I think the last two could use a bit more Depth of Field. Other than that, they are great.
    RX Morph, beautiful shot. I love the shallow DOF here.
    Gone Tomorrow, very nice pictures. The sharpness and colours are great.
    Phil, nice pictures.

    Here are two pictures I took today with the Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro:

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    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

  6. #3386
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill D View Post
    Nice water drops GoneTomorrow fantastically sharp.
    Here's a white daffodil in a very brief sunny spell after a rain shower yesterday. This is Jpg but did try raw for the first time yesterday but haven't tried working with them yet.
    Thanks! Phill - good colors and exposure on your flowers, but one small suggestion - use a wider aperture to blur the background more, it's too "in focus" and a bit distracting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ali132 View Post
    Thanks for the welcome! You are indeed correct with the Bird of Paradise flower, it's a stunningly beautiful thing and I could have stood there photographing it all day.

    GoneTomorrow - Love your water droplets, that last one is fantastic!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
    Alison, beautiful shots. The colours are very nice, but I think the last two could use a bit more Depth of Field. Other than that, they are great.
    RX Morph, beautiful shot. I love the shallow DOF here.
    Gone Tomorrow, very nice pictures. The sharpness and colours are great.
    Phil, nice pictures.

    Here are two pictures I took today with the Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro:

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    Thanks! And wow, those are some great shots, tack sharp and great light. Never heard of your lens but obviously it does well. Did you use a fill flash? Those flowers are fantastic, almost plastic looking. What are they?

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  7. #3387
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    Some nice cherry blossoms blooming right outside my window:

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    Like the 1st one Gone. Compositions nice.
    The second one's a bit blown or something I can't destinguish detail, the colours all the same.
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  9. #3389
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    Sometimes I like to just get a snapshot - in this case I had no choice anyway as I didn't have my camera.
    Hyde park just as dusk was coming on - Dafs and Bluebells - taken on my Camera Phone

    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
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  10. #3390
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    Thanks GoneTomorrow, I only used fill flash for the second shot. I don't have a clue what kind of flowers they are.
    Nice shots, I really like the shallow DOF. The second one does not seem blown on my screen, though you could perhaps enhance the detail on the flower with some curves.

    The Kiron 105 f/2.8 was made by a company called Kino Precision in the eighties. Kino Precesion made lenses until the late eighties for many different companies, like Vivitar (some of the Series 1 lenses are made by Kino) and Panagor. They also sold some of their lenses under their own brand, Kiron.
    The brand used to have a very good reputation. The Kiron 105 f/2.8 is one of the best lenses they produced.

    It's manual focus, and it doesn't meter with my camera (so I have to set everything manually, including flash output by guessing) but the lens is very sharp and the bokeh is great.

    Here are two more:

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    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

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