First attempt at Bugs with D700 + 105VR

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by tfenne, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. tfenne

    tfenne

    125
    Apr 10, 2008
    Cambridge, MA
    Was dragged out to a flower/garden place this afternoon by my girlfriend so while she was shooting flowers I tried shooting some bugs with my 105VR and brand new D700. Pretty happy with the results for hand-held, but any constructive feedback is welcome! I'm starting to think I need to be using flash for hand-held macro in order to let me use smaller apertures. The high-iso capabilities on the D700 help, but most my shots today were at f/11 and ISO 1600-3200 to get reasonable shutter speeds.

    #1 Dragonfly @ f/11, 1/400s, ISO 400
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    #2 Green Grasshopper @ f/11, 1/60s, ISO 1600
    2790031139_94f7130c75_b.jpg

    #3 Eating Grasshopper @ f/8, 1/125s, ISO 2000
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. YAY! A Dragon!!! :smile:

    Looks like a great combo, Tim!!!
     
  3. nice job, tim
    i think that you did great
     
  4. Wow, these are wonderful. Lovely DOF. Good shooting!
     
  5. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Nice captures............you gotta love the D700 and 105mm combo!
     
  6. Excellent shots Tim, that head on dragon is really awesome...
     
  7. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    No1 really rocks Tim, well done!
     
  8. tfenne

    tfenne

    125
    Apr 10, 2008
    Cambridge, MA
    Thanks for all the kind words guys!
     
  9. The grasshopper at ISO2000 is stunning, a very nice set.