One more 70-200VR + 500D + TC17E

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Hi all:

I just got the Canon 500D a few days ago after seeing some wonderful macros using this combination. I waited by the birdbath until I saw this guy. It is a 100% crop using my D70 and the SB800 iTTL/BL. I am very pleased with this combination, although it is somewhat heavy. I just started dabbling in macrophotography about a year ago, learning as I go along and I have been using the 60mm Micro but this gives a nice working distance and maybe I'll be able to capture an elusive butterfly one day. :D

I did a levels adjustment and USM (100, 1.0, 2)
Thanks for looking.

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Camera Model: NIKON D70
Date/Time: 2005:07:15 13:10:56
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: 22.0
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: NORMAL
Metering mode: Multi-segment
ISO: 200
Lens: 70.0 to 200.0 mm
Focal length: 340.0mm
Focal length: 510mm (in 35mm film)
AF mode: AF-S
Image quality: FINE
White balance: AUTO
Saturation: Low
Sharpness: NORMAL
Contrast: AUTO
Hue adjustment: -3
 
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Distance....

Hi Virginia:

I was approximately 20 inches away give or take an inch. I didn't use a tripod, but I was leaning my elbow on the deck railing for stability as this is a heavy load for me. I was so surprised at how this turned out. I put the Canon 500D on the 17-55DX and it produces pretty good results at 55mm, but nothing like this. I can't afford a longer macro lens, so this combo will suit me just fine I think.

Thank you for your comments.
 
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Wonderful image Lisa. I truly don't have any experience with macro shooting but being a witness to this forum since I have become a member has certainly sparked an interest. I plan to pick up a 77mm 500d and give it a go for myself. I'm curious, what is the bee crawling on? A flower?

Thanks Lisa....
 
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Wasp...

Hi Frank:

My wasp was sitting at the edge of a birdbath.....it's so dry here, as you know, that you can get all kinds of critters fighting over the water.

Frank, I think I saw awhile back that you live in Downers Grove (If it's not you, then I apologize)......I lived there most of my life and visit that neck of the woods frequently.

Thanks for the nice comments.

Lisa
 
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Yep...I live in Downers Grove...for the past 18 years!!! Love it here, but the trees are dying and the neighbors are considering planting cactus!!!
 
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Lisa,

First of all, welcome to the Cafe. Looks like we have another macrophile on board (do you do any other kind of shooting as well??). 8)

Second, excellent capture. You definitely know what you are doing. ;-)
 
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Hi Frank:

Thank you for your kind comments and the warm welcome. As for any other kind of shooting, I'm afraid I am limited to what is in and around my house as I am surrounding by small children and lots of pine trees.....kind of limits my opportunities.

However, I will be leaving for a trip to MN in a week and have purchased some nice equipment over the year, in anticipation of expanding my photo opportunities. I am hoping to see eagles, loons and lots of water!!

I'll tell you, Frank, I couldn't be happier with this combination even though it's a little on the heavy side. :D
 
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Lisa,

You aren't the only one on the Cafe with the lots of small kids syndrome. :lol:

We just had the first Nikoncafe picnic here in Huntsville, and there were several members with small children. They all had fun though.

The 70-200VR with and without the various TC's and the 500D is one heck of a lens. You'll get used to the weight, and as you say, it is well worth it. Can't wait to see your NM shots. :wink:
 
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