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Old 07-15-2018, 10:25 PM   #61
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Re: 2018 Project - Focused picture a week (M38A1)

Week #25/52
iPhone snap full moon. I'm losing steam with this "project"... sigh......


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That pic looks like it could be from a really scary movie!
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:50 PM   #63
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Week #26/52
July 4th Fireworks

WoodButcher rang me up and said "let's go shoot fireworks"! Um..... ok. So I followed his step-by-step process and I was fortunate to get this one. I chose it for the spiral motion of the canister moving up before it exploded This was the only one like it out of all the shots I took and it was almost perfectly symmetrical in nature when it went off. Broken down, tripod with camera on top, remote shutter release, ISO low (100), f/8, manual focus mode at infinity and backed off a bit, and experiment on time.

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Old 07-15-2018, 10:51 PM   #64
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That pic looks like it could be from a really scary movie!
This house is in the 'top' pasture now and you can see it from the BIL's place. His son/wife and grandkids lives there.
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Really cool fireworks shot.
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Really cool fireworks shot.
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fireworks shot looks amazing
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Week #27/52
You've been mooned...
I really enjoy the time Woodbutcher and I have early Saturday mornings for coffee and conversation.

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EXPOSURE TIME 0.05882s (1/17)
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Cicada
Saw this guy on the front sidewalk and decided to get down on his level to capture him. As I got on my hands and knees on the sidewalk (ouch) he didn't like that I was only about a foot from him so he moved and hissed at me. So I moved when he moved and was able to get in a position to shoot him head on. Used my SB700 on manual mode along with a pair of Cactus triggers and set the camera on the sidewalk on the tripod foot while holding the speed light over/above in different positions to get what I liked.

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That is awesome!

Very good DOF for only f/8. Did you crop much?
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Thanks, Scott. Means a lot coming from the master of bug macro.

It's a HUGE crop. lol.... My 105 only lets me get about 15" to the bugs. Thinking about some extension tubes. I suppose I could put it on my crop body and see what happens.
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You should get good results on the crop body.
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Step away from the D4S and embrace the D500. It is an excellent crop body.
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Step away from the D4S and embrace the D500. It is an excellent crop body.
Are you guys shooting all your bug stuff/macro lens with crop bodies?
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Almost all of them on the crop body.

I did use the full frame with my macro lense the other day and it seemed to focus slower than my crop, but it shouldn't have. I think it just seemed that way.
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Are you guys shooting all your bug stuff/macro lens with crop bodies?
Almost exclusively if I am using the 105mm lens. However, if I use the 70-200mm with any of the extension tubes, it is usually on the D750, but that is mostly because Sarah is using the D7200 with the 105mm.

Both of my bodies are 24 Mp sensors. The the larger FF sensor on the D750 has a lower pixel density, which means you lose detail, especially if you start cropping the images. The advantage of the D750 is better low light performance, but that rarely matters since I shoot virtually all of my shots with the 105mm in combination with the flash. I don't use the flash the 70-200mm lens, so I guess there might be some advantage to going to the D750 in that case.

If you have a D800/850, then that 36 Mp sensor would likely be a real advantage, probably even over the 24 Mp crop sensors.
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He has a D4S and a new D500 and another older body (D700?), so the D500 is the better choice.
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Week #29/52
The elusive unicorn grasshopper...

I'm starting to see the attraction TM and WoodButcher have shooting these and why they capture them. Most people don't get to see bugs close-up and I find their looks to be fascinating when you really stop to 'look' at them. So here's a common little grasshopper. (it's really not a unicorn - it's just the angle) I was walking in the grass and saw something out of the corner of my eye fly then land. I spent a few minutes looking for it and finally did. Master of camouflage comes to mind. About 40 shots later I figured I had enough to choose from. That 40 quickly went to about five. That tells me I need to run the fine-tune adjustments on the 105macro and this D500 crop body to get the hit ratio up higher.

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