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Sigma 180 in bloom
Posted By: Bud, 03-31-2008, 11:26 AM

With the help of some friends over at DPR (most of who participate over here as well ), I've been trying to fine-tune the available light, cropping and composition aspects of my macro work. Flowers are the subjects as the bugs still haven't ventured out into the elements here. I picked these up at the local nursery and took today off to "play".

Let me know what you think!

Thanks,

Bud

All shot with K20D and Sigma 180 Macro

This first one is the final result of the "group project" over at the other forum.

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03-31-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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Now that is some great detail. Nice work.
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I love the colours of these photos! Amazing how they can be sharp and detailed and still nicely soft in their mood all in the same time!
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Superb color and detail. I love the composition on the second shot.

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Fantastic work, wonderful color and detail. I especially like number two.
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Bud,

These are beautiful!!! I esspecially like #2.. Although the purple one is very simplistic and wonderful as well..

Thanks for sharin.. Kim
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QuoteOriginally posted by dws1117 Quote
Now that is some great detail. Nice work.
dws1117 - Thanks!

QuoteOriginally posted by gawan Quote
I love the colours of these photos! Amazing how they can be sharp and detailed and still nicely soft in their mood all in the same time!
gawan - I've only had the Sigma 180 for about a month now, but it has earned some significant time on my camera... nice lens... very sharp and nice bokeh. Thanks for the comments!

QuoteOriginally posted by Techiechick Quote
Superb color and detail. I love the composition on the second shot.
Techiechick - thanks.... I do enjoy the colors of spring.
Now, if oly these had just sprung up in our back yard. It won't be long!

Thanks for the comments.

Bud

QuoteOriginally posted by property#1 Quote
Fantastic work, wonderful color and detail. I especially like number two.
Thank you!

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Bud,

These are beautiful!!! I esspecially like #2.. Although the purple one is very simplistic and wonderful as well..

Thanks for sharin.. Kim
Kim - I'm more of a "bug & critter" guy, but it was fun shooting just the flowers and trying to come up with a composition that seemed like it might be interesting.

Thanks for the comments!

Bud

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Great color and framing. Well done!
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Very nice, lovely colors and good composition, I also like #2, its good to compose tight and leave out the distracting elements
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Whoa! Just... Whoa!
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Wow. That's all I have to say.

Well not quite. Beautiful colour in these and there is something about each that makes them really stand out. It's a combination of the colours, sharpness with slective DOF and the backgrounds. All are great but I really like the 1st,2nd and last one the best. Looks like that lens/body combo is a winner in your hands.
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Great color and framing. Well done!
Thanks!

QuoteOriginally posted by and Quote
Very nice, lovely colors and good composition, I also like #2, its good to compose tight and leave out the distracting elements
Thanks for the comments on composition... I've been working on that and it's good to know that i'm on the right track

QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Whoa! Just... Whoa!
Thanks!

QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Wow. That's all I have to say.

Well not quite. Beautiful colour in these and there is something about each that makes them really stand out. It's a combination of the colours, sharpness with slective DOF and the backgrounds. All are great but I really like the 1st,2nd and last one the best. Looks like that lens/body combo is a winner in your hands.
Peter,
I was concerned when I first ordered the lens, because I've had mixed results with Sigma products in the past. My Vivitar 105 has served me well, but I felt like more length would serve me well and the 180 had some nice reviews... so I took the plunge after hearing that a new batch would be available. I haven't had a chance to really put it through the paces with bugs and all those spring / summer macro things I love, but so far... I have no regrets... it's a very nice piece of glass and I expect that it will be my workhorse lens this summer.

Thanks for your comments... they're very much appreciated!

Bud
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Great sharpenss and color reproduction! Incredible pictures!
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very nice shots....love the textures and colors
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Great sharpenss and color reproduction! Incredible pictures!
Thank you very much

QuoteOriginally posted by Eastern Shore Charlie Quote
very nice shots....love the textures and colors
The K20D and Sigma 180 (or any other macro for that matter) make a nice combination for some interesting color/texture combos... I'm a happy camper!

Thanks for the cooments...

Bud
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