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In and around the Chive Patch... dusting off the macro lens
Posted By: SCGushue, 06-08-2008, 10:39 AM

Just a few shots from around the garden. I havn't had much free time to get out anywhere else to do personal photo work so here they are.

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06-08-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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Nice set of macros^^
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Nice series. Your chives are looking better than mine.
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Nice active garden! I am amazed at the little ecosystem we have... and yours seems equally busy. That spider sure looks threatening.

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Great shots! The second one and the last one are my favorites.
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Lovely shots Stephen. I especially like the emerging blossom in the first. But they all are very good.

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Your garden is really full of wonders. These macro shots are just really good. Sharp and excellent bokeh

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wonderful shots. have to agree about that spider though, glad i live in the uk!
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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
Nice active garden! I am amazed at the little ecosystem we have... and yours seems equally busy. That spider sure looks threatening.
QuoteOriginally posted by sweet bay Quote
Great shots! The second one and the last one are my favorites.
QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
Lovely shots Stephen. I especially like the emerging blossom in the first. But they all are very good.

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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Your garden is really full of wonders. These macro shots are just really good. Sharp and excellent bokeh
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wonderful shots. have to agree about that spider though, glad i live in the uk!
Thanks everyone, appreciate the feedback.

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06-09-2008, 08:40 AM   #10
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What a great trip thru your garden. Our cameras seem to love the green/purple/blues of the world. That first bloom is spot on. But, being a bug hunter myself, I love the macros. The spider and damsel really are my faves.
I have not got a decent shot of the bees this year, either they are getting faster or I have lost a step/click... but yours make me what to go try today..
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Lovely photos, were those taken with the Sigma 180 DG Macro.
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Nice set of macros^^
Thanks Zeek

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Nice series. Your chives are looking better than mine.
That's because I don't pay any attention to their growing needs.

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What a great trip thru your garden. Our cameras seem to love the green/purple/blues of the world. That first bloom is spot on. But, being a bug hunter myself, I love the macros. The spider and damsel really are my faves.
I have not got a decent shot of the bees this year, either they are getting faster or I have lost a step/click... but yours make me what to go try today..
Thanks Gus. It takes a few outtings with the lens each year before one gets into shape to get the faster moving bugs. Then again, we are getting older and I know that I have lost a step or two.

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Lovely photos, were those taken with the Sigma 180 DG Macro.
Jay,

I do believe that all of these images were all taken with the Sigma 180. Occasionally, like some images I may post tonight, I use my SMC 645 120mm/4 macro adapted to the K20D.

I like the 180 and 120 lenses. The only problem with the 120 is that it is stop down manual which make focusing quite difficult at smaller f/stops. Other than that it is a wonderful lens and rediculously sharp and seems to make the transition from 645 to digital really nicely. Wish they had an adapter that allowed open aperature metering.

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Beautiful images and its sharp

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Awesome shots Stephen, number three is my fave.
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Dang these are amazingly clean and sharp. Great dof at f11 too. I see by the exif that you used flash. But the images look like natural light. That is the sign of someone who really knows how to use flash well!
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