January 11 - 2 photos (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose January. 11, 2019 460 views

My new toy got delivered today: the Tamron AF 90 mm Macro lense for my Nikon camera. Never used a macro lense before, so lots to learn, but why not do the assignment for today with that lense (it's raining anyway) ?

Tried to shoot my Delft blue tiger, but for some reason (still have to find out for what reason) I could only focus on his nose or on his body, while, of course, I wanted the whole tiger (it's only 5 centimeters long after all). So I went looking for an easier victim and found it hiding in my living room: a rubber ducky. A black rubber ducky. Perfect for a colour and black&white assignment :-)

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Bethany Plonski 6 months, 1 week ago

What a fun take! Look forward to seeing your macro!

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 6 months, 1 week ago

Thanks, Bethany smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 6 months, 1 week ago

#1 - because the orange beak is so eye catching.
#2 - is so sad ... bird

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Björn Roose Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 6 months, 1 week ago

What a little colour can do ... smile I actually had to manipulat the orange beak in the monochrome version because it came out dark grey at first. Now that was sad smile

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Berckmans Peter 6 months, 1 week ago

Love black on black. Macro lenses means manual focus,tripod and a lot of patience.

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Björn Roose Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 1 week ago

Well, I ended up using a tripod indeed, but the AF and the manual focus both got me in trouble with my first subject. Maybe the Delft blue tiger was reflecting too much light, I don't know, but for some reason the focus was very ... focussed al the time, so I got or its head in focus, or its body. But, I've just started playing of course smile

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Camellia 6 months, 1 week ago

Cute little ducky. I am curious to hear/see your reaction with the new lens. I have a Sigma 150mm macro which has not been a very cooperative lens,(lots of hit/misses) so wondering how the Tamron does.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia 6 months, 1 week ago

I always find it hard to decide whether I'm not good at something or the system is no good. So maybe (just maybe smile) I'm gonna dive into some theory about macro photography now before judging the new toy.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia 6 months, 1 week ago

Macro means going manual if you want more succes. AF is of a lot.

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