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A walk with an old Sigma

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I took the Sigma 35-70/2.8-4 out for a stroll this morning. On the way to my hiking grounds, the river was shrouded in fog, so I stopped for a couple of quick pics. I am rather disappointed in the first photo. I used the DOF scale to set the focus, and the focus peaking indicated the proper things were in focus, but it looks soft to me. The bokeh in the spider web pic looks harsh from the strong backlight coming through the trees, but the lens did a nice job of isolating the web and the spider. It was very wet and lush from all of the recent storms, and the mosquitos were out en mass, and someone had forgot to replenish the bug repellant in his backpack. I am now covered in tiny red welts, but the photos were worth it.

    Tony
     

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nice series Tony. :)
     
  3. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I agree very nice photos
     
  4. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Nice stuff Tony, I especially like the spider web.
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Brilliant work there Tony :thumbup:
     
  6. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

    188
    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    Well worth the welts, the pictures are great!
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks everyone.

    Tony