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17 year itch!
17 year itch!
JayneRyan


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300s
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Date: May 23, 2011
Aperture: 4.4
ISO: ISO-1800
Shutter: f/10
Galleries: Nature, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2011

Cicada drying off after emerging from 17 years under ground.

Statistics
Place: 202 out of 344
Avg (all users): 5.4514
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.4340
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 324
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 144
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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06/13/2011 07:55:20 AM
Originally posted by Magnum_za:

You have a superb camera with 51 focus points, but they get in the way of Macro/Close-Up photography. Switch OFF APS-C or APS-S and use manual focus or use selective focus points and tell the camera where YOU want it to focus (p78 in the D300s manual) Increase you aperture to f/8 at least for this kind of shot. f/4.4 is not enough. What lens did you use?


Thank you so very much for this advice. I am a total beginner with all this equipment but love using it. I used a Nikkor 200mm f4D ED-IF AF lens which I have only had a short while. I have been so frustrated with the focus, I will try the manual option. Thanks again!
06/10/2011 08:13:57 AM
You have a superb camera with 51 focus points, but they get in the way of Macro/Close-Up photography. Switch OFF APS-C or APS-S and use manual focus or use selective focus points and tell the camera where YOU want it to focus (p78 in the D300s manual) Increase you aperture to f/8 at least for this kind of shot. f/4.4 is not enough. What lens did you use?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2011 04:32:25 AM
Would have been stunning if it weren't for the lost focus on the eye and cropped feelers/antennae.
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06/06/2011 04:20:08 PM
Not wild about the cut off antennae and the tip of the wing... but am loving the sharpness and detail in the wings. (not voting)
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06/06/2011 06:14:33 AM
Wow...it's crystal clear.
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06/04/2011 01:39:18 AM
Really nice. Wish there was a tad more DOF to get it's head in focus.
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