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Old 05-28-2015, 11:03 AM   #2221
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:17 PM   #2222
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:42 PM   #2223
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My thought exactly.

You ARE going to print that and hang it on a wall, aren't you? I sure would.
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Thanks Ron and Walt. I probably will get it framed and give it to my MIL. DW says we're running out of wall space here.

Walt, Frayne, and Ron - your spider and crab shots are awesome. I may have asked this question before, but what lens do you use for your macros?
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Walt, Frayne, and Ron - your spider and crab shots are awesome. I may have asked this question before, but what lens do you use for your macros?
I was using my "all-purpose" walking-around lens -- a Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3; at 300mm, 1/500 sec at f/6.3 & ISO 250. It was, as usual, taken hand-held although I quite often have a monopod with me.
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I was using my "all-purpose" walking-around lens -- a Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3; at 300mm, 1/500 sec at f/6.3 & ISO 250. It was, as usual, taken hand-held although I quite often have a monopod with me.
Thanks - I can see why that lens is your "all purpose" lens. Great range and crisp photos.
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Thanks Ron and Walt. I probably will get it framed and give it to my MIL. DW says we're running out of wall space here.
Same problem I have. Now if I want to put something up something else has to come down first. Says she "doesn't want to live in an art gallery".

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Walt, Frayne, and Ron - your spider and crab shots are awesome. I may have asked this question before, but what lens do you use for your macros?
The macro lens is a Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 85mm 1:3.5G ED. It's DX lens for the D7000. I like it a lot.
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Using a Canon 70D body and a Canon 100mm F 2.8 L IS USM lens for most of my macro stuff.
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Last week we went to Great Sand Dunes NP and had a blast photographing the area. The weather was perfect -- not too hot and the creek was still flowing. Mosquitos hadn't come out yet.

We stayed in the Pinyon Flats campground using a little 2 man Moss tent. Boy did I have trailer envy. So many Casitas and Scamps. I also realized that my tiny MSR stove isn't really great for car camping. So on our purchase list is a bigger tent and a dual burner camp stove.

This picture is from the top of High Dune (about 700ft). It's at sunset just after a rainstorm. Hiking the dune was brutal -- I'm getting old now but the weight of my gear didn't help (I'm guessing my heavy duty tripod, ballhead, DSLR, 3 lenses weighed close to 20lbs).
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I had posted this in a fall color thread and thought it should be here too. It was taken from the top of the Pembina Escarpment looking out over the Red River Valley of the north.
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Here is another photo. This one is of "sundogs" these occur when there are lots of ice crystals in the air.
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Very nice shots - Nodak & photoguy!

Thanks of the lens info - Walt, frayne & RonBoyd
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At one time he said he had easy access to a botanical garden. NYC I think but could be wrong. Generally I dislike big cities but concede there can be advantages.
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