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Discussion in 'Nature' started by Bimjo, May 10, 2012.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Went out this morning and again this afternoon and shot these irises (Iris graminea, common name Grass-Leaved Flag). I wasn't sure that they were going to bloom this year, the bearded variety didn't even show buds, let alone blooms.

    NEX-5N w/kit zoom.

    Morning shots, using a diffuser panel.
    3lobe_iris120510_01.

    3lobe_iris120510_02.

    3lobe_iris120510_07.

    And these from this afternoon.
    3lobe_iris120510_09.

    3lobe_iris120510_10.

    There's some more on my blog.
     
  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Great shots Bimjo, fantastic detail! Just adore the water droplets. Interesting comment about the NEX white balance prowess in your Blog.

    Thanks for sharing, and for doing us kit-lens owners proud! :)
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thank you! I almost got nailed as I was lining these up this morning. Before I took the camera out I was standing right over a sprinkler when the timer switched to that bank. I didn't realize I can still move that fast. :cool:

    This kit lens (and the 55-210 for that matter) is rapidly convincing me that unless I absolutely had to have a shallower DOF, or shot extensively in low-light situations I really wouldn't try to replace it with a "better" lens.
     
  4. jfazer

    jfazer TalkEmount Regular

    111
    Dec 1, 2011
    Spain
    Beautiful shots! Great colors and details!

    hehe...
     
  5. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    276
    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    I really like the soft lighting you've achieved with the diffuser and the colours are fantastic!
    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks, the flowers do all the work. And where's the neighbor with the video camera when you need him? ;)
     
  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks Paul, the folding diffuser screen is a lifesaver when you're a little too late and the sun is pounding directly on the subject.
     
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very nice shots, worthy of publication.
     
  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Kind words, thank you.
     
  10. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    good job my friend, your photos are great, really detailed, the colors and sharpness are amazing, this kit is really great
     
  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks Freddy, the 5N/kit lens is certainly a winning combo.