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Thursday, September 13, 2007

We had a visitor stop by today.

A Green Lady

We had a visitor stop by the house today. Her picture is at the top of this column. As you can see, I couldn't resist snapping her portrait as she rested on our back-yard screen door. It was just a quick shot using the E-300's 14-45 with a +4 closeup lens and the built-in pop-up flash. I went with autofocus as my movement made her quite nervous and skittish. Tomorrow, if she's still there, I'm going to switch to the Sigma 55-200 with the same +4 closeup lens and get a tighter frame on her head and shoulders.

While I like the image, it brings out the need for a good ring-flash in my equipment kit. I could have gotten much closer with the lens, but the pop-up flash was blocked partially, giving a vignetting along the bottom edge. If you click on the image you can save the 1280x710 jpeg.


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