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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Another dragonfly today, this time its called the hairy dragonfly.... Its a hawker type, only comes out if the suns shining, bit like me really



    Thanks for the comment on macro Bob, I'll have to see about borrowing a lens to try out.
    Cheers, David



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    Re: Photo-a-day


    Penmon Lighthouse and Puffin Island by redddraggon, on Flickr

    The lighthouse is a little blown on the white section, which is a shame, but it was the only shot with a decent wave breaking at the base that I had.

    I really wish my Big Stopper had arrived, this location would have made an awesome long exposure.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    great pic redddraggon. nice colour and contrast used their. marvalous

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Right, just splashed out on a mint condition, second hand Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro for £140, quite chuffed, now to see how it performs.
    Cheers, David



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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post

    Penmon Lighthouse and Puffin Island by redddraggon, on Flickr

    The lighthouse is a little blown on the white section, which is a shame, but it was the only shot with a decent wave breaking at the base that I had.

    I really wish my Big Stopper had arrived, this location would have made an awesome long exposure.
    Looks absolutely fine to me


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    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    Right, just splashed out on a mint condition, second hand Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro for £140, quite chuffed, now to see how it performs.
    Bargain Dave!! can't wait to see some shots

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Is it worth getting a canon f4 70-200mm or the F2.8 version?

    the none IS version of the 70-200mm F4 is a bargain for an L lens but i may miss the F2.8 im use to on my walk around tamron 17-50mm f2.8

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    For a walkaround lens the 70-200 L f/2.8 is just far too heavy, it's like a cast iron drainpipe around your neck which is one of the main reasons I went for the f/4 IS instead.

    I've been absolutely delighted with the f/4 IS, I can't fault it at all. It's my 'fire and forget' lens because every shot with it makes me giggle a bit even when I've been a dunce with settings it still captures keepers almost by itself.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    Is it worth getting a canon f4 70-200mm or the F2.8 version?
    If you are shooting moving stuff in low(ish) light the F/2.8 would probably be better than F/4 to give a faster shutter speed.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Right, first two shots with the new 90mm Tamron, and I'm dead chuffed. Cracking sharpness ! And these are just random quick back garden shots....


    Chive head.


    Bleeding Hearts plant.

    I'm going to enjoy this lens methinks
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Very nice Dave!


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Thanks matey, got the filter btw thanks.

    OK, so I'm not going to become a macro bore just cuz I got a new lens I'll just post this one of a bee's head, then you can look here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/g8ina/s...7626520092271/ for the rest....



    Can you all see the big daft grin on my face now ??
    Cheers, David



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    Stunning picture! How'd you get the thing to sit still? I've never been able to get a decent bee pic!

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    Took me three hours Just gotta be patient and sit still (and sitting still is fairly easy in the wheelchair !)
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Ah - maybe it's the patience thing that's the problem then

    Manual focus presumably? And normal flash - or do you have a ringflash?

    Thinking of getting the 100mm Canon F2.8L IS as a replacement for the old 100mm I use (which isn't actually mine and is v old and noisy and slow AF - not that I use AF much with macro). Not sure if its worth it though as I have the thing on indefinite loan and not sure if the upgrade would be worth it...

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    Took me three hours Just gotta be patient and sit still (and sitting still is fairly easy in the wheelchair !)
    I was going to say superglue

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