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Morning Dew

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 31 May 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I've just started trying to use my Nikon 70-300VR zoom lens for close-up photography and was pleasantly surprised by the way in which it blurs backgrounds.

NIKON D40 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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MahGol from Tehran, Iran

or probably the flower is crying .. beautiful capture.

31 May 2008 5:36am

@MahGol: :-) ...Thanks MahGol!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Beautiful composition Ian!

31 May 2008 6:02am

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks very much!
(PS - is it Martiz or Alfredo by the way?)

Rhys from Darlington, United Kingdom

great shor Ian- a good purchase I think. great work as ever.

31 May 2008 6:28am

@Rhys: Thanks Rhys...this is my first Spring with my DSLR and I never considered trying close-up photos with it until all the flowers started blooming.

thib from Angers, France

poetic picture, nice shoot

31 May 2008 9:48am

@thib: Thanks very much!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Simple... perfect.

31 May 2008 10:06am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks very much Ana!

Klaus from Augsburg, Germany

It's springtime, well captured Ian!

31 May 2008 10:08am

@Klaus: Thanks Klaus!

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Nicely done.Good DOF.

31 May 2008 10:21am

@Anthony Lambert: Thanks Anthony!

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful, Ian ... the bokeh is as beautiful as the morning dew!

31 May 2008 11:12am

@Ron: Thanks Ron...I was really surprised by how nice the background blur is with this long lens!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Gasp - it's so beautiful

31 May 2008 11:14am

@Lorraine: Hi Lorraine....thanks very much. I hope you're having a great weekend!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Simple and elegant. Beautiful!

31 May 2008 11:58am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks very much Michael!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Surprises me plesantly too! Wonderful shot!

31 May 2008 12:42pm

@MadScientist: Thanks for that!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful macro and background.

31 May 2008 2:26pm

@akarui: Hi Akarui...thanks very much!

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

The white is very beautiful in this shot, Ian. Looks like a good lens. Nice shot.

31 May 2008 3:02pm

@Nataly: Thanks Nataly!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very good image, worked well with that lenes, I have a 70-200 canon f4L and i have had a go at flowers with it and i got better results than with my sigma 17-70 macro lenes,mad :)

31 May 2008 3:07pm

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun....well, it was certainly really interesting trying some close-ups with this and my kit lens!

NJ & SB Photography from Spain

Minimalista composición de gran belleza.

31 May 2008 3:13pm

@NJ & SB Photography: Thanks very much!

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Wonderfully simple! Love shots like these :)

31 May 2008 5:53pm

@ManuelaR: Thanks Manuela! - personally speaking it's always when I try and be too clever that my photography goes wrong. Simple is definitely best isn't it!

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Congrats on the Zoom VR...send it over when you get tired of it ;) Beautiful comp, by th way.

1 Jun 2008 5:34pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
450 mm (35mm equiv.)