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Walk in the Botanical Garden

Although I mostly wield a film SLR camera loaded with a black and white film nowadays, it’s nice to grab a digital camera and photograph colorful stuff for a change. And despite the fact that most plants in the outdoor area

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Retro Macro: Tamron SP 300mm f/5.6 Adaptall 2

It all started with a Tamron 70-150mm f/3.8 CZ-715 Adaptall lens I got thrown in as a freebie when I bought my Nikon F-301. Although I had a vague idea of the Adaptall technology, I knew nothing about this particular lens.

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Photo of the Day: Asclepias Curassavica

Tavira castle (or what’s left of it) has a nice little garden with a handful of interesting plants, including Asclepias curassavica. Taken with Nikon D90 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D. Processed in digiKam. Shutter speed: 1/80 sec. Aperture: f/5 ISO: 640 The

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Photo of the Day: Plumeria

Found these beauties on Praça Dr. Pradinha in Tavira, Portugal. Taken with Nikon D90 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D. Processed in digiKam. Shutter speed: 1/640 sec. Aperture: f/5 ISO: 200 The photo is published on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

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Photo of the Day: Starlets

It has been a while since I used my favorite Nikon D90 and Raynox DCR-250 combo. The bad weather loosened its grip last week, and we finally had a few decent summer days perfect for shooting flowers and plants in the

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Photo of the Day: Saxifraga arendsii

So far, we’ve had three (sic!) sunny and relatively warm days this spring, and I spent two of them in our local botanical garden armed with my Nikon D90 and the lightweight budget macro combo. Despite the unusually rough (even by Danish

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Photo of the Day: Alpine violets

I took this photo using my Nikon D90 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor lens. The RAW file has been processed in digiKam. I applied the cross-process effect (as described in the digiKam Recipes ebook) and sharpened the final result a bit. Basic

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