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post #151 of 693 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 04:30 AM
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I'm no longer in california, but I plan on taking some other night shots. Manual focus turned all the way to the right is infinity, right? By right I mean clockwise. Standard nikon 18mm-55mm kit lens.
You know, I'm not so sure with the kit lens. It's hard since it doesn't have a depth of field scale. I know most of the newer Nikon lenses don't have a hard infinity focus stop, meaning if you turn too far to the right, it actually goes out of focus slightly as its just beyond the actual infinity setting. If thats true for the kit lens, you might actually be putting your shots out of focus.

The easiest way to overcome that is to focus on the stars or anything really far away, even the treeline in that picture would work...
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It does go a little to far.. I will figure it out and come back later Its cloudy and a full moon right now though


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To keep it going.

My favorite macro shot of mine so far...



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With a little editing I got this...which is better?



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Sorry about that. I think the dragonfly photo is great! Especially once you pulled the colors a bit it makes it pop! The field photo possibly try going vertically looking more towards the stars.

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Like the little biotope. The bright, out of focus leaf, however is kinda distracting.





Can anyone tell what this is?
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Aurora borealis. Wish there was a focus point, but I cant complain, its an awesome photo.



Found this flower above the treeline on a glacier last year. Wish I knew the species name, only about this big ---


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I wish that the shot were taken from a bit more above and the the flower in the back was not cut out.

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Aurora borealis. Wish there was a focus point, but I cant complain, its an awesome photo.
It's actually the sunset reflecting on the surface of a pond.
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Cool shot, wish it wasn't so in the center.




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It's actually the sunset reflecting on the surface of a pond.
I thought Canadians lived with extra terrestrial light. Eh?


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I thought Canadians lived with extra terrestrial light. Eh?
CA is actually California. We don't get much aliens around these parts.
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Well then. Now I am totally looking like an idiot, not northern lights, and apparently, there is a state abbreviated 'CA'. CA CA CA! Sounds like a bird.


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I like the composition but for my eyes, the sun reflection and sunspots are a little distracting. I think that would be a great spot to get a well lit landscape shot though.

Here's a flower shot from today. I love this time of year, I love to take flower macros, probably one of my favorite subjects...


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Pretty flower. I kinda wish all the flower was in focus, but thats just me. Great photo!



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