Pine needles

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by Matthew Gregory, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    Picked up a used macro lens and I think I'm in love. It's such a different (demanding!) style of shooting - but it's really neat. HOLY COW is depth of field narrow! Haven't done much with it, but I caught this and I really like it. Tell me what you think!

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  2. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I really like macro shots. Looks good. You are making me regret selling my camera.
     

  3. 700BDL7MM

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    Hi..nice shot and composition, What lens did you use?
     
  4. Matthew Gregory

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    This was taken with my Nikon D7000 and Nikon 60mm Micro f2.8. Thanks for the compliments!
     
  5. 700BDL7MM

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    Hello Matthew
    The 60mm is a great lens but I like the 105 Micro Nikkor . The Bokeh is unbelievable. I shoot wild flowers in ravines and this is my go to lens. My 105 is a very old lens but it still shoots great. If you get a chance to pick one up you'll love it. The new VR version is super but it's over 800.00 dollars. This is a shot I took with the 105. All natural just tweaked in photoshop for saturation.

    [ame="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35346225@N03/4913860488/"]DSC_1513 | Flickr - Photo Sharing![/ame] Macro photography is so much fun. Ravines to backyards you can do it anywhere.

    Orest
     
  6. Matthew Gregory

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    My next macro will likely be the 200mm - I don't have a genuinely good telephoto, and I wouldn't mind having one that could do double duty. So long as I use them, I don't mind spending money on lenses. I've got a bunch of used primes (including this 60mm) that I picked up for good price, and they're capable of better shooting than I am - much like my firearms, too! :)

    The 105 certainly gets lots of praise heaped upon it - your image provides reason why! Thanks for sharing.

    matt
     
  7. 700BDL7MM

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