1. Welcome to NikonCafe.com—a friendly Nikon camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Water Lily

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Jeff A, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. I found these at Manasquan Reservoir while chasing dragons around. I don't know what it is about them but I just really like them.

    D300 w/Sigma 150-500 OS
    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/10.0    1/800s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/10.0    1/800s    ISO 200
  2. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Those are very nice.... but where are the dragons?:frown:
  3. Here is one from today. I have to go through more of them and upload to flickr first.

    D300 w/ Sigma 150-500 OS (500mm f/10 1/500sec.)

    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    ...and these two were from two weeks ago.

    D300 w.70-300VR (300mm f/11 1/100 sec.)

    NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/11.0    1/100s    ISO 200

    D300 w/ 70-300VR (220mm f/10 1/500sec.)

    NIKON D300    ---    220mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200
  4. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Nice Dragons.
    The second dragon picture, the Gomphid, is an excellent dragon. It looks like a species of Snaketail but I'm not sure which. The only Snaketail that I have photgraphed is the Sinuous Snaketail.
  5. Paul,
    That is a fantastic shot. Love the detail. I will have to get a dedicated macro lens. I always say that I don't shoot enough macro to have one, but after seeing the detail in yours compared to mine, I think that will be my next lens purchase. I was actually looking for a good angle to shoot an osprey in it's nest when I came across all of the dragons. I just saw the lilies and dragons as a bonus.
  6. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Thanks Jeff,
    It was shot with the 300mm AF-s. I used to try and shoot dragons with the 105 Macro but it didn't give me enough working distance. I love the 300!
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.