Crabapple Blossoms w/D2X/17-55/500D

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Steve S, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thought I'd take a cue from 'ol Flew, and slap my own 500D onto my 17-55, just to see what I'd come up with.

    original.

    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 55 mm
    Exposure Time 1/45 sec
    Aperture f/6.3
    ISO Equivalent 400
    Exposure Bias +1/3
    White Balance (-1)
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Whoa Steve!! That is awesome!! It works pretty good, huh? What did you think? What was your working distance?

    Can I get a print of this one? I'll pay.

    Frank
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Gee, thanks Frank!

    I was a lot farther than I could've been. Tried various working distances & f-stops, but settled on this one of about 15 in or so. You really want me to send you a large copy to print? Be glad to... 20 bucks! ;) j/k buddy! I just thought it wasn't anything too special.
     
  4. Wow Steve. Pretty picture. Sharp, detailed and well lighted. May be a bit wider crop over the top. The frame is also very nice.
     
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    The framing action "pinched" it

    When I ran it, although it was already framed in camera very tight at the top. Thanks for commenting! It was a "Bud's Frames" from action central.
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Steve,

    Yes, I'd like a print. Can't you do a 5x7 or 8x10? I'll pay for it. It's a great shot. 8)

    Frank
     
  7. Re: The framing action "pinched" it

    Thanks for the frame info, Steve.

    Between you and me, double charge Frank for the print. If each one of us double charge Frank for each print he ask for, may be it will take a while but at the end, we can gather enough money with the extra charge to buy him a 200mm /4 micro. What do you think? (This must be kept secret or Frank will ask Patrick to kick me out NikonCafe) :D :D
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    You are so funny Dao -- NOT. :lol:

    Frank
     
  9. Sorry Frank. :)
     
  10. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    That's OK Dao. I'll get my revenge some day.... 8)

    Regards,

    Frank
     
  11. I'll tell you what you came up with Steve, a beautiful shot, that's what. Excellent sharpness and good color saturation.
     
  12. Ah, so pretty and sharp! You know the way to a woman's heart!

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera :)
     
  13. Very nice image.

    I've been thinking about a 77mm 500D myself for the 70-200. Never dawned on me I could use it with the 17-55 and the 85 1.4 too.
     
  14. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks everyone! Now, about that 85 1.4.....

    You know, I've been eyeing that lens for some time now, and although I have an 85 1.8, the fact that the 1.4 has a 77mm filter thread just might push me over the edge. (any old excuse, right) ;)
     
  15. Yep, and I just ordered up the 500D after reading your nice post. :lol:
     
  16. OH WOW!! Excellent Steve!! :D :D
     
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