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Old 7th December 2008, 15:25   #4351
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@ samurai
Thanks, and the dragonfly rocks.
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Awesome shot of the blackbird!

Heres one more from Bellagio
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Old 7th December 2008, 18:53   #4352
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@ samurai
Thanks, and the dragonfly rocks.
@guyonblackybx
Awesome shot of the blackbird!

Heres one more from Bellagio
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What are these things? natural or artificial? are they submerged in water?
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Old 7th December 2008, 21:05   #4353
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IIRC, they are flowers made of glass, on the ceiling in the main lobby of Bellagio
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Old 7th December 2008, 23:11   #4354
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Abhijitaparadh, you are absolutely right. These are glass flowers on the celing in the main lobby of Bellagio!
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Cat on the wall. clicked this early in the morning..
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Old 8th December 2008, 09:01   #4356
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Shot the following with Sigma 170-500.







No doubt we can get that kinda bokeh
This photo is too cool. Nice camera.
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Old 8th December 2008, 09:38   #4357
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Old 8th December 2008, 09:42   #4358
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@Samurai :Sir, I am sorry couldnt get your statement "can a tele-zoom get this kind of Bokeh" The picture that u have posted is a wonderful example of a sharp damselfly in a blurred Background, but looking even closely i cant find any bokeh's reasons.
a) the subject is not backlit b) my laptop doesnt have proper RGB setting c) The background is dark coloured and absorbing light

@torqueguru : Wonderful pictures, particularly the bird & Bellagio. Equispaced circular bokeh's. But if you notice that Bokehs in prime lenses are more or less hexagonal.

The point what I am trying to make is Sigma/Tamron are good brand undoubtedly but a pro or even an aspiring pro wouldnt depend on it. And particular Bird photography . Check out a friend of mine in Pbase. Mrs. Rathika Ramaswamy one of the best bird photographers in India and you will know why.

Why I am saying this because with large zoom like the 150-500 you would find extreme sluggishness in focus lock and also hunting at low light.

I had been working on tigers ( photgraphying) in Bandhavgarh and Kanha for around 4-5 years ( in my spare time) and I have found that prime lens performs much better. This is because I have used 170-500mm in couple of trips and I was highly disappointed with the sluggishness.I am sorry I am biased, though I dont have the money to buy a Nikkor 400mm AFS VR-II , I do my job with a 70-300mm AFS VR Nikkor.

PS: Please check this picture and notice the bokeh its more or less circular. And in an earlier post of mine theres a frontside picture of an insect on a flower taken by the 18-70mm Nikkor , please check how a "sasta sundar tikau" lens perform

Disclaimer: This prime lens and zoom lens argument has been going on for donkey's years and will go on. So lets end it here. And share some beautiful pics.
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@Samurai :Sir, I am sorry couldnt get your statement "can a tele-zoom get this kind of Bokeh" The picture that u have posted is a wonderful example of a sharp damselfly in a blurred Background, but looking even closely i cant find any bokeh's reasons.
a) the subject is not backlit b) my laptop doesnt have proper RGB setting c) The background is dark coloured and absorbing light
There was backlight, look at the previous shot (F/6.3) which I discarded because of shake.
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@ Samurai Yes, the bokehs are good , but again circular and hexagonal , are you a so called Nikonian or Cannonian? I am a nikonian from the begining. One of my archived pics from Bandhavgarh. This guy is known as Bokah, not Bokeh. One of the most elusive males of Bandhavgarh. taken by D80 and 70-300 in 2006
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Very nice pic. Good job.



I have made my desktop of this photo. Thankx.
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Clicked these pics in Wayanad over a year back.
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On the subject of Bokeh - Here is one with a Canon40D and a EF-70-300IS. The subject was backlit. I haven't been using the camera at all lately!!
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Sour grapes? Taken in Kambam.

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