70-200 VR goes for a spin...

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I happened to notice this pinwheel this morning in front of my neighbor's place. In order to get a slow enough shutter speed in the bright sun to display the motion, I stopped the lens down, placed a neutral density filter on the lens and stabilized the D700 on a tripod.

1 (1/40th @ f8, ISO 200)
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2 (1/50th @ f8, ISO 200)
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3 (1/50th @ f8, ISO 200)
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Thanks for looking...
Glenn
 
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The first shot is just great. It must have been some challenge to get such long exposures in broad daylight however.
 
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The first shot is just great. It must have been some challenge to get such long exposures in broad daylight however.
Thanks Robert...

It gave me a chance to use my neutral density filter...which I believe allows me to shoot at three stops slower. Also, the base ISO of 200 helped. The pinwheel was moving fast, so it blurred quite a bit even at 1/40th shutter speed.

Glenn
 
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I actually like the second shot best. It takes a good eye to see or envision these types of "detail" pictures. And I usually miss them, myself.

Nice job!
 
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Gee, Glenn. Those pictures really prove that the 70-200 is a crap lens on FX. WAIT!! Just Kidding!!

I really like 1 and 3. Your eye for the ordinary is outstanding, and the execution was brilliant.

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John
 
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I actually like the second shot best. It takes a good eye to see or envision these types of "detail" pictures. And I usually miss them, myself.

Nice job!
Thanks David...

Sometimes I really want to shoot something and I start looking for anything to shoot. That was certainly the case this morning as I captured these without moving more than 100 feet from my doorstep!

Glenn
 
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question: how is the third picture blurred and the second is not with the same settings? Obvious answer would be that it was spinning a lot faster in the third photo?
 
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Fantastic composition and color

I love your composition and the colors are fantastic. It is amazing what we can find close to home when we are really looking.
 

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