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Backyard nature May 20, 2007

Posted by theoxymoron in Photography.

The summer is almost here and the dragonfly season starts. Last weekend I went to the small pond in the backyard of a friend to take some pictures of the surrounding nature.

I used the Canon 100/2.8 macro lens and the Sigma 135-400 zoom lens to take some close-ups. Most of the time it’s very difficult to get sharp pictures with the zoom lens at 400mm because it is not a very fast lens. But I was lucky that day, the light was perfect and bright enough.

For some shots I tried the tripod with the Canon 100/2.8 to get some real 1:1macros. Using this lens at a reproduction scale of 1:1 is very very tricky. Moving the lens just a few millimeters back and forth defines which elements will be sharp. So imagine that you just set up the tripod, the camera and the lens in the very best position and you want to take a picture of a small insect which is constantly moving around 🙂

See some of the shots at www.oxymoron.li



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