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Nikon D300 test macro

Nikon D300 test macro
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Copyright: Pat Diederen (Patleboss) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 14 N: 1085] (5950)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): marmottelolo theme [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-25 11:27
Viewed: 9001
Points: 58
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Bonjour mes amis,
je continue mes petits essais avec le D300, je dois avouer ne pas être déçu des performance de cet appareil, j'avais pourtant quelques appréhension car les comparatif que j'avais lu sur les forums n'étaient pas si glorieux que ca

ISO 720
Vitesse: 1/1250
Focale: 5,6
Lens 400 mm

Il s'agit bien sur d'une petite tortue butinant des fleurs de Bruyères

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-25 11:47]

Hi Pat. Its great when you get a new camera some many things to try. You have captured a good close up this time with warm spring colours of the heather . good detail in the butterfly. well done TFS.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-25 11:48]

Hi Pat,

I think you should be happy with your camera. Your photo has excelent colors. Very good sharp image with rasor sharp focus on butterfly eye. DOF is very good for the objective stoped at 5.6

Thank you for sharing,

Les grandes couleurs et un Dof..great superbe capturent... l'appareil-photo de.that et vous allez faire de grandes images... TFS

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-25 12:15]

Bonjour Pat
Très belle réalisation pour une macro tiré à 400mm, belles couleurs et netteté.
Je connais mal le matos de Nikon mais si ton 80-400 et l'équivalant (ou comparable au 100-400mm de Canon) ce bon résultat ne m'étonne pas.
Amicalement Robi

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-25 12:43]

Hola Pat,
perfecto test,
excelente macro y pov,
los detalles estupendos...
perfecta saturación de color,
saludos y felicidades.

The proof is in the putting! I may no longer now wish for a D3...which chances are I could never afford anyway..but I will look into the possibility of upgrading to the d300...just because of fantastic shows such as this...Great camera and good eye!

Bonjour Pat,
Very fine macro test on you D300!
excellent DOF with a warm bg colouration and the butterfly is in perfect sharpness, good colour and details
a good image well presented


That is a great image! The colors are just amazing. You've got very nice detail here with great DOF. Again, the colors are unreal. Awesome work.


Hi Pat,
A nice close up shot of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharp details and very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Pat,
Wow what a test, really great image, excellent detail, amazing colours, well framed and composed, just beautiful, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-25 22:17]

Pat, you have shot this from different POV and very nicely done. The eyes popping out is adding value and view to this shot.ganesh

re coucou, c'est effectivement une belle suite,j'aime beaucoup la compo,les couleurs sont lumineuses et tu as un superbe détail,j'attend la prochaine avec impatience.

Bonsoir Pat,

Waouw! Eh bien, cela nous promet de bien belles photos! Tout est excellent sur cette photo. Les couleurs sont formidables.

Hello Pat!
Great effect of macro test! I wish you only so nice and beautiful pictures with new equipment!
Picture is very colourful and has really nice light! According to the insect - you kept it in right moment, a drinking butterfly looks really nice for watching :)
All the best!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-26 3:39]

Bonjour Pat,
Colors, background, composition, POV and lighting look very good. Merci

Bellissima immagine ottenuta con uno zoom a focale 400, che esalta i colori dello sfondo e allo stesso tempo ha la nitidezza di una "vera" macro. Bellissima composizione. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-02-26 6:28]

Salut Pat,
Superbe photo. J'ai l'impression que le papillon est dans un kaléidoscope. Le détail est étonnant.
Merci pour le partage

bonjour Pat

très belle réussite la première macro, encore j'aime le POV
et le cadrage, belle luminosité de l'image, excellent profondeur
de champs, et excellente netteté et détails, TFS


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-26 7:11]

Wow! Great shot Pat!
Stunning clarity and detail.
Very nice POV and composition.
Excellent DOF.
Superb sharpness.
Very well done,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-26 8:54]

Hi Pat,

A nice shot with your new camera. I don't think I have seen this butterfly before. It has lovely natural colors and pretty markings. Contrasts well with the pink flowers.


bonjour pat
le BG est superbe,oui bien sur le papillon aussi mais j'aime beaucoup toutes ses couleurs.
donc oui le papillon est tres bien,je suis même surpris du resultat obtenu avec un objo qui n'est peut etre pas ideal pour la macro!
et le D200 c'est pour le fiston?

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-26 11:25]

Hi Pat,
Splendid close-up shot of this butterfly with spot-on focus and impressive sharpness. Great lighting and the BG looks so special. Excellent POV to portray this pose and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Pat,
Excellent details in the insect, and the colours are very well reproduced!
Pin sharp and well isolated from the background, the subject stands out with this fine 3-D feeling...
Good point of view and a well balanced composition!
Pablo -

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-27 2:06]

Hello Pat,
What an impressive splash of colours! I'm sure the butterfly feels at home there! Excellent capture, sharp focus on the butterfly and I love the background although it is maybe a little too busy to make the butterfly stand out sharply. I'm sure your camera will be a success though!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Bonjour Pat,

Félicitations pour l'acquisition de ton nouvel appareil.
De belles couleurs vives, une excellente netteté et de magnifiques détails dans cette superbe macro. Bravo!


Quelle netteté! C'est impressionnant. On voit ses yeux en "ballon de foot" et sa barbe de 3 jours au moins. Ah, de si près, c'est un nouveau monde que tu nous montres...
A la prochaine,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-27 20:15]

Hello Pat

Super lighting and colours on this shot.
The POV is excellent,the details are sharp with wonderful detail.
Very well composed.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-02 6:28]

Hi Pat.
Excellent close-up picture of the cute butterfly and full of flowers scenery. I like crisp sharpness of the butterfly, attractive pose and location in the frame, amazing richness of colour palette and composition of the picture at whole. Excellent use of new equipment. My best wishes.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2010-01-05 4:38]

Hi Par, it is a very nice shot. i happy to see this type of picture with a D300. I got my last moth and i hope to have time to take picture like that!!

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