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07/12/2004 04:02:19 PM · #1
hello all,

I went to the famous flower show at Hampton Court this past weekend and took a few shots. Here are some of the best, and there are a few more in my portfolio

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Comments, critiques?
07/12/2004 07:20:45 PM · #2
The ones I like best are the ones you've managed to really isolate a single flower and blur the background. Good use of DOF and subject placement on those. (90699, 90691)
07/13/2004 08:09:46 AM · #3
thanks for the comments cpanaioti, i really like those ones as well. I only wish I had a macro lens, maybe I'll have to buy myself birthday present.
07/13/2004 08:29:53 AM · #4
Originally posted by eaphelps:

thanks for the comments cpanaioti, i really like those ones as well. I only wish I had a macro lens, maybe I'll have to buy myself birthday present.


If you want an inexpensive Macro Lense, there are the "Store Brand" Quantaray Lenses from Ritz Camera. I have the Quantaray 70-300mm 1:2 Macro lense and I am happy with it. The AF isn't the fastest out there, but with it, I was able to take these shots, using the Macro Feature...

Flower Shots
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Butterfly Shots
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It also provides some great range on teh telephoto end allowing shots like this...

Tiger from around 20 or so feet. (Give or take 5 Feet.)
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The lense ran me under $200. Here's a link to it on their web-site. The lense is identical to the Sigma 70-300mm lense, as that is what it is. Sigma apparently makes all the Quantaray line of lenses.

I will post a few other shots that I took with that lense when I have some time. Take a glance at my DP Challenge Portfolio to see some more. I will attempt to remember to type in which lense I took each shot with.
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