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A Grasshopper named Tiny
Lens: Tamron 90 Photo Location: backyard garden ISO: 1600 Aperture: F8 
Posted By: tessfully, 06-04-2012, 07:53 AM

I found this little guy while photographing rain drops on geraniums. He is no bigger than one centimeter!! I found it interesting how well the K5 works in low light and on a high ISO settings. I could have cropped these down but I like the way he looks among the geranium leaves and water droplets. (I think I am getting hooked on bugs )

this is ISO 400 f/8




ISO 800 f/8




and the rest are ISO 1600 f/8









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06-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Something different for you Tess. I like how you pushed up the ISO and the magnification. Each shot is different from the other and with its own merits.
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Nice captures Tess.It's been raining since Saturday here and everything is a vibrant green like your shots.--charliezap
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Jiminy Crickets Tess, these are great shots, love the contrast and vibrant greens.

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Excellent captures. Very nice detail, colors and lighting. Well done.
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Cool, tess - these have the 3-D look I enjoy and all a framed beautifully. Very nice job. This is one little dude, for sure.

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You won't get much better than these shots, great light and colour with the added bonus of razor sharp focus.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSL Quote
Something different for you Tess. I like how you pushed up the ISO and the magnification. Each shot is different from the other and with its own merits.
Thanks Marc! I have been experimenting with the the ISO over the last couple of days because of all the rain and lack of sunshine. I love the warmth a higher ISO seems to provide. Today I took out the k-x and tried similar experiments... I have to say the K-x held its own against the K-5.



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Nice captures Tess.It's been raining since Saturday here and everything is a vibrant green like your shots.--charliezap
Thanks Charlie! Yes, non stop rain here too. I had to tone down the greens in my shots. We really needed the rain and I love what it has done to the woods.


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Jiminy Crickets Tess, these are great shots, love the contrast and vibrant greens.
Thank you so much Bob! I almost named Tiny Jiminy but realized Jiminy is a cricket.

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Excellent captures. Very nice detail, colors and lighting. Well done.
Thanks bluestringer... your comments mean a lot to me!

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Cool, tess - these have the 3-D look I enjoy and all a framed beautifully. Very nice job. This is one little dude, for sure.

Jer
Thank you Jer... I never thought of grasshoppers as cute till now! The exoskeleton is so cool.... it does appear 3-d.

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You won't get much better than these shots, great light and colour with the added bonus of razor sharp focus.
Wow eaglem! Very high praise!! Thank you so much!!

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I have to say the K-x held its own against the K-5.
I believe that until ISO 1600 it should be able to, but beyond that the K-5 will win out. You may also be benefiting from a rather uniform (green) and fairly bright image so that the graininess isn't as apparent. Good that you are experimenting - it is the only way to grow.
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gee these are so impressive, great job.

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A handsome little critter. You certainly have the sharpness and colour dialled in. The detail is sensational.
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Sharp shots of the hopper Tess - nicely done and indeed the K5 can be pushed to twice that ISO and get usable prints.
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Oh, for heaven's sake Tess, quit it will you. Such a complex you are handing out. This is one beautiful series of shots. Love everyone of them. The hairs on the geraniums even. Keep them coming.
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He's a cute little guy! Love those colors and that's some impressive detail for 1600 ISO! Beautiful shots, all of them!
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