you think dandelions are tough...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Bimjo, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Think a dandelion is tough to shoot? Try a milkweed pod sometime. This is just smaller than a softball. Just a couple shots with the Tamron 28-75, there's more on my blog.

    Full frame
    milkweed120712_01.

    And a couple of crops
    milkweed120712_07.

    milkweed120712_08.

    milkweed120712_09.
     
  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Outstanding close-ups Bimjo!

    Which model Tamron zoom is this? Is it the newer AF or an old Adaptall SP manual focus?
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks D, it's the AF version I bought with my Pentax *istD 8 years ago.
     
  4. jebuskrust

    jebuskrust TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 16, 2011
    Limassol, Cyprus
    Great shots mate. Really enjoyed them
     
  5. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Fantastic close ups, thanks for sharing
     
  6. snkenai

    snkenai TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Campbellsville, Ky
    Stephen Noel
    Great detail.
     
  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks guys. Just about the time I get to thinking I can't live without a macro lens I see crops like this and change my mind again. ;)
     
  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    really good pictures, amazing details, very well done mate
     
  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Outstanding shots, well done
     
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks guys, I was happy with how they came out. May actually print one of these.

    Oh BTW- it turns out this isn't milkweed. Not sure what it is, I'm still researching.
     
  11. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Great close ups, The 3rd image reminds me of a place covered by a documentary I watched a couple of years back about the Hubble Telescope, regarding the birthplace of stars, I don't know much about space or stars for that matter, but I can say though that the image I saw for that doco was pretty amazing, and that 3rd dandelion shot looks almost exactly as that image.
     
  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks Phoenix. Isn't it amazing what a photo can invoke in our minds? :)