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Water Dragon
Lens: DFA 150-450 Camera: K3 Photo Location: Canberra, Australia ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: RobG, 10-06-2019, 02:15 AM


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10-06-2019, 06:25 AM   #2
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Great shot. She/He is lovely.
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Nice work, great composition.
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Very nice picture.

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QuoteOriginally posted by veato Quote
Great shot. She/He is lovely.
Thanks! I'm pretty sure that the colouration on the throat means it's a breeding male Gippsland Water Dragon.

QuoteOriginally posted by foxandcrow Quote
Nice work, great composition.
Thank you! The DFA is fun to shoot hand held!

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Very nice picture.
Thanks!
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Finally put away the 16-85 and using some long glass. I don't blame you, I wouldn't want to get too close either.
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Cool. Haven't seen too many photos with this lens
10-07-2019, 04:43 AM   #8
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Finally put away the 16-85 and using some long glass. I don't blame you, I wouldn't want to get too close either.
I did take a few photos in NZ with the DA 55-300 PLM. At home for birds andother wildlife, I prefer to use the DFA 150-450. Water Dragons aren't dangerous. Goannas on the other hand, they're a bit too big for comfort.


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Cool. Haven't seen too many photos with this lens
Have a look at my photostream - I've taken quite a lot! There's also a thread here on the forums.

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Nice one
Thanks!

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Oh nice. How do you like the lens? Is it pretty heavy?
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Oh nice. How do you like the lens? Is it pretty heavy?
I had considered buying a Canon body just to get access to some of the long lenses available to the Canikon crowd, but I bought the DFA 150-450 instead and I'm glad I did. It's a brilliant lens. A little too heavy for hand held, especially with the 1.4x TC, but manageable, and I'm not the strongest person around. The resolution of the optics is surprising and I'm looking forward to using it with the next flagship APSC camera. There's plenty of people using it with the K1, but I prefer the extra reach of APSC. If you want a light but capable Pentax lens, the DA 55-300 PLM is surprisingly good, but doesn't have the reach or resolution of the DFA lens.
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Well composed and it works really well for me. Technically, the eye uses the rule of thirds and the whole body of it forms a nice diagonal across the frame.
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Well composed and it works really well for me. Technically, the eye uses the rule of thirds and the whole body of it forms a nice diagonal across the frame.
Thank you! The cropping tool has "rule of thirds" guides, but I don't always pay attention to them. I wish I could explain a methodology for composition, but it's something I learned by osmosis from my artist mother.
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