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Quail Eggs
Lens: smc PENTAX-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Camera: *ist-DL Photo Location: Caledon, ON ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/15s Aperture: F4.5 
Posted By: patrickrea, 02-25-2012, 07:47 AM


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02-25-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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Those are certainly colorful eggs. Do you eat them?
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Ha, interesting shot! The warm white balance works well here. Was that taken at closest focusing distance?
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@Slowpez: Quail eggs are downright tasty. These are hard boiled. You shell them, dip them in a little GOOD sea salt (Maldon, Ile de Re or smoked Salish) and pop them in your mouth as a one-biter.

@Na Horuk: I was really close! I think minimum focus for the F35-70 is something like 12" or so for macro mode and I was pushing that. Ambient light was garbage. High ISO, slow shutter. I got lucky on this shot and the olives. The smoked trout and oysters didn't make it. White balance was a lost cause.

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