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1/14/05 - Thistle
14-JAN-2005

1/14/05 - Thistle

Outside to try the new 1.4 teleconverter with the Tamron 70-300 macro-zoom. There was some question about the auto focus performance with the lens zoomed to 300 (f5.6 at this focal length). Worked like a charm. This combination is going to be great for critters large and small. I'll be able to get almost 1:1 with a 3 foot working distance - great for skitttish critters like dragon flies. At the 300 mm end (plus the 1.5x D70 crop factor, plus the 1.4x from the TC) I've got the 35mm equivalent of 630mm. Got two of the heron eating dinner and had to zoom out because the combo got me too close - http://www.pbase.com/ed_k/image/38639906 and http://www.pbase.com/ed_k/image/38639928

Nikon D70 ,1.4x TC
1/100s f/8.0 at 190.0mm full exif

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Wenche Aune15-Jan-2005 15:26
Very nice
Heavenly Perspective Photography15-Jan-2005 06:17
Thistle Ballet ,,this is beautiful !
Just Me 15-Jan-2005 04:18
Xllnt clarity and love the composition!
Jeffery Stahlman14-Jan-2005 23:11
very nice capture.
Guest 14-Jan-2005 22:59
Beautiful ... so simple and elegant. I love the soft colours, and very soft background.
Gayle P. Clement14-Jan-2005 22:28
Very delicate. Excellent DOF.