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Garden Shots

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by bill-e, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. bill-e


    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Some garden shots from yesterday and today shot with my Sigma 150.

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    ISO 200

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/4.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/11.0    1/125s    ISO 800

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/11.0    1/125s    ISO 900

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 1000

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200
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  2. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    Glad to see you're getting along with your Sigma 150mm Bill, my friend used to have one which he used with his D40 and I always thought it was a great combo.

    You got some good images here, the one that really stands out is obviously the dragonfly (or whatever it is) however I do like the delicate shapes and subtle tones in image 4 as well.

    One last thing, next time do you think you could put spaces in between your images? It just makes them nicer to view.
  3. bill-e


    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Robert thanks. I added the spaces.

    My yard doesn't have much in the way of flowers at this time and for some reason other than mosquitoes, there really aren't any interesting bugs flying around. The dragonfly was a small one who happened to hang around on that blade of grass for a while so I could get off some shots. He was small enough that focusing on his eye was a real task.
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  4. bill-e


    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    The pickens are slim but I got a couple more after a rain.....which is all it seems to be doing lately, raining.:frown:

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200
  5. bill-e


    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Because I'm bored I installed my Sigma 2x APO EX tele and took these at 300mm. In the hands and to the eyes of a more capable photographer there might be a difference but for me I think the lens performs well with the 2x Tele.

    Btw, I have no idea what this bug is (I think it's the same species in both shots)

    NIKON D40    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/500s    ISO 200

    NIKON D40    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 800

    NIKON D40    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/500s    ISO 200
  6. tektite


    Jan 23, 2006
    SE NH
    Yes it has rained a lot in NH this Summer! Of course there is a very large crop of bugs to shoot. Try the brush and weeds along some of the rural roads for more variety of bugs.
    good luck with the Sigma, just got the 150-500mm Sig.

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