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my butterfly thread
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2010, 08:37:33 AM »

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Strange thing, certainty: as one who earned his bread and butter as well as his Champagne from portraits, full-length, half-lengths and anything human between or beyond, I find the claims made for the 50mm to 85mm truly amazing, considering nothing in that range would have ever made it onto my tripod for such a purpose.

What do you consider the ideal lens length for portaiture, then, Rob?

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Oh - I'm mistaken (you see about certainty?) -

I am never wrong. Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken  

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I did once use a 1.8/85mm on a tripod for a self-portrait in a mirror, just to see how the thing worked. It didn't, and neither did I, with it, after that.
Funny old world.
Rob C

Rob, in this case, was it the lens length that caused the displeasing results, or was it the choice of subject matter?

Just joshin  



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Re: my butterfly thread
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010, 10:48:34 PM »

I'm not sure this is a "good" shot.
Just interesting I think.
I'm using my 50 for no particular reason I guess
I saw a bunch of others but was discombobulated by my latest "impressionism" phase
so missed all manner of cool animals yesterday.
SOOOOOOO many ticks out there this year.
Have a nice day


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Re: my butterfly thread
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2010, 03:25:57 PM »

I'm using my 50 for no particular reason I guess
Hey, that's when it's fun! When I have a reason, it means I'm working.

I like your shot.
It needs some Photoshopping for contrast and levels, maybe a tweak to unsharp mask, but it's good.
Tells a story.

"Butterflies are doing it."  :o :D

Poor guy (gal?) on bottom of image (the one "on top"  :D ) has seen better days. Wing's all beat up.
Do butterflies fight before mating? Foreplay wounds?

Butterflies are large enough to preclude need of a macro lens. You can include some environment that way.
2x adapters can help too, at getting closer, without needing macro or tubes.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 03:30:21 PM by kpmedia »
Long time Nikon user. Currently using D200 + D3s for sports photography.
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