1048 – A Clown With A Funny Nose

Sorry for the delay. I had some technical problems and it took me a while to get connected to the Internet again, yes, to even get my images off the memory card. Hmm … a digital camera without a card reader or a USB cable is pretty useless, but so is a film camera without a lab 🙂

Interestingly enough, using the Sigma 150/2.8 Macro I am much more prone to actually make macro images than with the 70/2.8. Must be the increased working distance. There were lots of dragonflies on a cable, baking in the sun, and I saw some people taking images with compact cameras, but when they came too much into the comfort zone of the insects, they normally flew away. No problem with the 150 though.

The Song of the Day is “Bravo Pour le Clown!” by Edith Piaf. I have it on a collection that is not available any more, but almost any collection will do, for example “The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Edith Piaf”. Hear it on YouTube.

10 thoughts on “1048 – A Clown With A Funny Nose”

  1. A lovely image, contrasting a living, natural object with a man-made one.

    Well seen, well captured, and well done!

    Are you sure you used a "Sigma 250/2.8 Macro" lens, because I can't find it. If it really exists, could you kindly point me to a source?

  2. What a great shot. The cable definitely makes for a very different background from those I normally see with dragonfly shots!

  3. Great image, and I really enjoy your photography and processing generally. I'm guessing that if you're using the 150 on a D300 that's a 1.5 crop ratio so it's the equivalent of a 225mm macro on 35mm! Wow!

  4. Thanks. It's of course the Sigma 150/2.8 Macro, there is indeed no 250/2.8, and if there were, I probably would not own it 🙂

    As to the equivalent focal length, this is really convenient. I like the working distance, the only problem is, you need lots of light. That's the reason why I originally bought the Nikon macro flash kit. Another set of expensive equipment that currently collects dust 🙂

  5. Interesting…I Stumbled this shot, but the link goes to your post, "Same Old Thing"…hmmmm Great shot, A.M.

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