Leigh said:These are so different from what you usually post!!! I think they are fantastic. The first and last are my favorite. The first because the fern is pointing down instead of the standard point up. Great shot. The last because I almost started sneezing from the pollen....you can almost cound each fleck of pollen if you look close enough!
greyflash said:Lovely images that capture the essence of the ferns in a pleasing and interesting manner. You are to be commended for your unique views.
Man-Fai Wong said:Hi, Anand.
Hope you don't mind my nitpicking just like last time.
Man-Fai Wong said:Once again, I like the concepts for some of the images, I suspect you would've gotten them "right" if you were allowed to set up properly tripod and all.
Man-Fai Wong said:For me, I would've wanted the DOF to include the entire leafy branch in #1, at least uniformly across the entire row of nearby leaves in #2 and maybe the entire side of the leaf in #4 excepting the stem area perhaps. Also, for the green subjects, I would've prefered a background that wasn't so green.
Man-Fai Wong said:For #3, I would've probably gone for a tilted frame (vs what you have) to play out the twists more w/ the tilted perspective. Maybe started out the
Man-Fai Wong said:All this is just IMHO of course. Take it w/ a huge block of salt as YMMV more than I think.
TOLady said:I really like these, esp the extremely shallow DOF. I'm guessing that more of these places are concerned about liability if someone trips over a tripod. At least they've got the brains to allow a mono! I must admit shamefully that I'll wink at the security guards when I go very early in the day and there'll be no problem with a tripod but I strap it to my back if the place busies up.
Never thought about the one leg extended to replicate a mono! Thanks for the idea.
Anyway, a bigger VF and wide spread focus points as in the 20D would help.
Man-Fai Wong said:BTW, since I told my wife about Roman Johnston's little story about his new D2H (from his girlfriend), my wife has apparently been secretly considering doing something like that for me as well. Only reason I found out about that is that our old car finally died, and we need to get a new one -- and she told me about her little stash that she was thinking to use for my 10th wedding anniversary present, but thought we might need it for the new car instead. Well, it looks like we probably won't need her stash for the car, so now, I'm wondering what to suggest for the present instead. :wink: Hmmm... Maybe I'll finally upgrade to the 70-200VR and put the rest toward the body upgrade and/or some other lens or whatever. OR maybe I need to figure out what to get her instead(!) -- I still have lots of time though since it's not for another 8 months.
LOL! I hear ya. Believe it or not, I don't even drive(!). :mrgreen: The wife is the designated driver in our family (and for my in-laws most of the time). I was pushing for just a good used car myself, etc. etc. The rest could still pay for a D2X + upgrade to 70-200VR, etc. :wink: But honestly, I could never justify to myself the expense of D2X just for one piece of a "hobby". As it is, my in-laws are already wondering if I'm prematurely entering mid-life crisis w/ all this photography stuff (and the hair growth, LOL!).obelix said:Hmm, why does a New Yorker need a car? Car vs D2X + lenses - for a new yorker, the choice is easy
Well, I can't say I've noticed, but then again, I rarely have slow/dim glass on my D70. I usually keep something f/2 or brighter on it and switch to f/2.8 when I need the telezoom (and rarely do that in less than daylight). For me, it's just the VF size and available focus points (and AF accuracy/speed).I was pleasantly surprised how bright the VF was when I use it with the 70-200 VR.
Yeah, I remember you mentioning that.When I told my wife about Roman's experience, she shot back "So what did he ger her first?" . But my wife did grant me a $2K limit on photographic expenses this year.
Either that or we're easy to please (but are somewhat reluctant to say so)? :lol:I think we are lucky .