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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2005 at 09:10
Welcome Sanjuro and a nice start.
Posting is quite simple with the right hand of the nine buttons providing a pop-up where you can enter the URL for your pic. Just make sure it ends with .jpg, and not .html -- its easy with XP if you have that. Just a right click on the image when viewed in your host, and then select "Copy Image Location" and paste into the pop-up.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2005 at 10:41
Welcome Sanjuro.
A nice capture indeed.

Happy shooting
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2005 at 12:43
Ok, thanks a lot, I got it.
Flowers are not my speciality.


Thanks


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2005 at 14:42
My entries:
1) Circle of life.



Minolta 28-135 @ 135mm, f5.6 800ASA 1/750sec. This flower was about 5-6 metres away and it was quite windy, so I used a high shutter speed to stop the flower from moving. This is therefore quite cropped! - but the uncropped version is a great photo also with lots of light and dark in the bokeh.

2) The Harvester.




This was taken with the same lens in the macro mode (thus 28mm) at f19 and using the onboard flash as a fill. Although I love this lens as a general purpose lens, I am not thrilled with it up really close (this is the first time I have tried to use it in macro mode) hence my post in the lens section about what macro lens to buy ;-). The orange "lumps" are pollen on the bee's feet.

Apart from cropping these photos have not been altered in any way. Call me old fashioned but I still like to set the photo and lighting up at the time of shooting and not afterwards.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2005 at 20:36
Here is my second one, it was in the garden today.
Name: Flor

Flor

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2005 at 02:26
Title: Glowing Heart

Hello all,

Iím new here well maybe some of you already know me, Iím not very familiar with the forum system you have it seems it will take me a while to find my way around.

I had just added my review to the 100-400 Min. lens so hereís a shot from it.

Lens 100-400mm Min.

1/500s f/13.0 at 400.0mm iso200









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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2005 at 11:12
TO AARIF
Oh, thank you very much for joining us aarif, and welcome to our small community. Just like I'm used to see from you, your participating picture is great.
I have a favour to ask however, can you please resize the image a bit?
I know, I know, most probably you have a larger screen resolution (and one of my monitor is large too), but many of our members can't see the image without scrolling. Since dyxum forum is still young we try to keep things in order and I would really appreciate your consideration for users with smaller screen size.

p.s.
for all users that have ever considered KM AF 100-400 APO lens, aarif is the best advocate of this lens AFAIK. We can expect nothing but excellent results, and many of us will be tempted by this lens only by looking aarif's images. :):)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2005 at 12:23
Thank you Kiklop for you kind words and introduction, Sorry about the size I will do my best to make them smaller next time but that will be a bit hard because all my shots saved in pbase are about that size so each time I will need to resize them again and save them again in pbase, as you know the large size in pbase compresses the original and You do not get a good image with that compression only the original is sharp.

I would really like to take this opportunity to thank you all and specially brettania for all the help I received since my purchase of a 7D.





Thanks Again

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2005 at 12:36
I too would like to welcome Aarif whose work has always inspired me and can make the 100-400 "sing" better than everyone else. On that subject, I note that your review says not tested on digital -- you probably forgot to check the box for that and might like to update.
And it has been a pleasure helping.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2005 at 13:00
Originally posted by aarif aarif wrote:

Sorry about the size I will do my best to make them smaller next time

Thanks for understanding ;)
Originally posted by aarif aarif wrote:

as you know the large size in pbase compresses the original and You do not get a good image with that compression only the original is sharp.

Yes, I'm aware of that, and, again, I'm very grateful that you want to provide us with the best image quality you can.
However, to make things easier for most dyxum members you can embed a smaller version of the image and provide a link to the bigger size below it. That would be great; we will have the chance to see our forum without additional horizontal scrolling and at the same time we could easily see a "bigger picture" :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2005 at 00:44
Hi,
Here are a couple of flowers from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Both were taken as I walked around the grounds shortly after aquiring a 200mm APO from ebay. The first, I believe, is some sort of desert lilly and the second is just a thistle that the local bees found very interesting.



     Desert Lilly


     Bee Thistle

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2005 at 15:11
Title: Daffodil (#00577)
ISO: 100
Exposure: 4 seconds @ f11 (2 stops over exposed)
Meter: honey
Camera: Dynax 7D
Lens: Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di Macro
Filters: none
Crop: image is about 75% of the original image
Processing: Curves, "set white point" click on background to 'whiten' it
Image resized to 600x400:


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Tuscan spring


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2005 at 12:19
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