View Full Version : Dabbling with a 70-300mm kit lense

5th November 2008, 11:13 PM
Taken during a brief lull in what was a very to be a very wet holiday

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/660/Glen_Tanar_Gardens.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9402)

7th November 2008, 06:29 PM
I've been hammering away at dewdrops, including ones on plants, and they are very difficult aren't they?! If one focusses with them large enough in the frame, there are depth of field problems.

10th November 2008, 10:47 AM
Yes, I found at 300mm zoom, depth of field starts to be an oxymoron. For this photo I was fortunate that the plant was very small, with lots of detail, some of which was in focus.

In reality, I was in the right place, at the right time, with the right lens.

10th November 2008, 02:29 PM
Here are the latest in my own uphill struggle on water drops:

with 12-60mm:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/A1082452_smokebush_small1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9742)

drops on crabapples, with 35mm macro:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/A1082474_macrodrops_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9580)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/A1082451after_rain_small1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9740)

drop on a photinia stem 35mm macro (I like the colours but otherwise not the photo):

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/A1082491_photiniadrop_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9744)