Welsh Garden


Link Posted 01/06/2009 - 13:53
Here's a few shots of various wildlife in a Welsh country garden.

A slightly different light/angle:

A bit more subdued:

All were taken on a K20D with Super Multi Coated Takumar 85mm/1.8, mostly round about f8 towards the near focus limit, all cropped to some extent, up to 100% in some cases I think.

C&C welcome.
Last Edited by RichardC on 01/06/2009 - 13:58


Link Posted 02/12/2009 - 20:39
Very nice.... that no one commented on these?

Looks like you need to buy a Macro lens Richard

K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55


Link Posted 02/12/2009 - 21:03
Nothing wrong with that lens!
I really must have another look at some old glass....
.........all the gear, no idea!
Me super, MX, LX, K5,DA 18-55WR, DA 17-70, DA 55-300, DA40 Ltd, FA50 1.4, Samsung D-Xenon 12-24,Samsung 100mm macro M50 1.7(x3), M28 3.5, M35 2.8, M100macro f4, M135 3.5(+others)


Link Posted 02/12/2009 - 21:11
No it looks like a great lens, only said it because he needed to crop some even at 100%

ps. sorry for reviving so many old photos, just seem so pity that they didn't got a comment

K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55


Link Posted 02/12/2009 - 22:38
Hey, these are great 1, 5 and 8 are the best for me. The focus in 1 in spot on, and the toad is so dry and crusty it looks positively prehistoric. Really cool I love the sharpness of the flower and bee in number 5, nice bokeh too. And obviously a bee sticking its butt in the air is always good! I like the green-ness in number 8, and the composition suggests a dragonfly walking up a green hill, with lovely scenic bokeh in the background. I like it!

PS I have that lens, it's probably my favorite, nice to see someone else's images with one.

PPS Stefan, good idea going through these unanswered threads!
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
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Last Edited by thoughton on 02/12/2009 - 22:39


Link Posted 03/12/2009 - 13:59
Thanks for reviving these, I totally forgot about taking them.

I would recommend this lens to anyone, I'm not sure how to quantify when a lens is 'good' but for sharpness, bokeh and build it would be quite hard to beat (for an 85mm).
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