Darter


Photo Information
11/04/2012 - 18:26milamber
CategoryMacro
Shutter Speed1/160
Aperturef/6.3
LensN/A
ISO320
Focal Length250mm
Views/Likes52/0
TagsN/A

Cameralucida

Link Posted 11/04/2012 - 19:14
What lens etc, did you use here?

GIULIO57

Link Posted 11/04/2012 - 19:52
Good work
PPG

focus

Link Posted 11/04/2012 - 20:17
LIKE IT! - mary.

leep

Link Posted 11/04/2012 - 20:50
Nice one!

milamber

Link Posted 11/04/2012 - 21:35
Actually, I deliberately didn't mention the lens just to see what people thought without prejudice

I've spent quite a time recently playing with different macro combinations and this is simply the Pentax 18-250mm at 250mm. Not even a macro lens.....

Obviously won't do proper macro, but I was very impressed. I have some butterflies as well, but can only post one a day.

davidstorm

Link Posted 11/04/2012 - 21:49
Good capture and an unusual angle of view. Macro lenses are not best suited to Dragonflies; usually better results are obtained with a quality zoom (55-300 works well too). The 18-55 kit lens is also surprisingly good for this type of shot.

Regards
David
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Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs
Last Edited by davidstorm on 11/04/2012 - 21:49

milamber

Link Posted 11/04/2012 - 21:53
Cheers David. I didn't know that. The 18-250mm has rather taken a back seat lately, but I'll get it out again soon when the weather picks up.

Tempted by the 55-300mm, but can't justify both. The 18-250mm is such a versatile travel lens I don't really want to sell it.

The unusual angle of view is simply because every time I tried to take it head on, it turned around. I got fed up eventually and took the shot anyway!
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