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Dueling Butterflies

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    This was worth waiting for the sun to reappear. Sakar 135/2.5, all pics @ f/5.6.

    Tony

    B03_zpsdb86f023.

    B04_zpsa479df23.

    B06_zpsb4aa29eb.

    B10_zpsb5d8c2c1.

    B12_zpsa35849d4.
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    great moments
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    All great, but that last one is super. :)
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys.
     
  5. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

    484
    Mar 25, 2013
    Beautiful! They are all great but the last one is the money shot. Great composition, depth of field, bokeh - and the buterflies couldn't have been more accomodating ;)
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks Jaf for the kind words. The butterflies actually made me work for those shots, which made them all the more gratifying. I actually had a shot where there were three Swallowtails in it at once, and they suddenly scattered like they'd been spooked.

    Tony
     
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Excellent photos Tony!!! I agree with the general consensus that the last shot is AMAZING with #3 coming into second place for me ;)
    I wasn't too impressed with this lens performance in your first thread but now it looks like its very good stopped down and in decent light!!!

    :thumbup:
     
  8. robbie1985

    robbie1985 TalkEmount Rookie

    18
    Jul 21, 2013
    Newcastle, UK
    These are fantastic!

    Sent from my HTC One XL using TalkNEX mobile app
     
  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys. I agree Nick, the first shots were wide open in a low light (overcast) setting. F/5.6 seems to be the sweet spot for this lens. I am really liking it. Just out of curiosity, I looked on eBay, and there was not a single one of the f/2.5 macro versions of this lens, only the 2.8 non-macro versions. The original owner told me he had bought it many years ago and only used it a few times before storing it. I'm guessing he got it at one of the camera shops that used to be here. Now we only have big-box stores with generic camera departments. Pity.

    Tony
     
  10. dennyhalim

    dennyhalim TalkEmount Rookie

    11
    Jul 5, 2013
    Wow, awesome series. Thanks Tony!
     
  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks Denny.
     
  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

    473
    Aug 9, 2011
    Most interesting series! :)
     
  13. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks RT.