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Archive for April 11, 2011

Spring Hath Sprung!

Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!  Spring Hath Sprung Batman! I went out to my car this morning to grab something and I looked down on my stoop and behold! What do I see? A baby grasshopper sunning himself! Unbelievable! Spring must truly be here, or, we’re getting the next Biblical plague. 🙂 …Which might be true, because as I was bent over taking pictures, a Jehovah’s Witness came up and gave me some propaganda. hehehheeh… 😉 Anyways, when I saw this vermin on my front step, I quickly ran and grabbed my 105mm Micro lens and got in close for some way cool macro shots. Luckily it was still cold out and the little guy was slow. I was able to focus about two inches away from him.  I truly hope with every ounce of my being that this means spring is truly here to stay!!! 🙂

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Candid Kidz

F/1.4 is pure awesome. 🙂 There’s no other way to laud the sheer quality and sweet bokehliciousness. I highly recommend picking one up. 😉 I’m utterly impressed with my new AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. It’s tack sharp, even when it’s wide open, and it makes shooting inside in natural light a dream. Of course, when you shoot any lens wide open they suffer from Chromatic Aberration – a pink or blue fringe that shows up on the edges of your images. The good news is that you can get rid of it by stopping down a stop or two. Which is the other good thing about f/1.4 – it’s beautiful at f/2 and completely usable. Contrasted to my 50mm f/1.8, it wasn’t at it’s best until f/4 which is sub-par for indoor natural light shots. Anyways, take a look at some of the candid shots, pretty much all shot at f/1.4 (occasionally f/2). 🙂

Chromatic Aberration

 

 

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