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Great tyro 2014-03-25 15:12

Hi Andrew,

Hee, hee! I really love this one! Almost as though you'd crept up slowly behind him and were about to tap him on the shoulder to ask him what he's looking at!

The great thing about this picture is the fabulous lighting - that gecko is sitting almost under a spotlight, in a lovely pool of soft sunlight, while all around him is in relative shade.

Despite your complaints, this one looks pretty sharp even in the larger Flickr picture, there is a wonderful bokeh and the exposure, light and colours are just perfect.

Yes, telephotos are fun and I'm sure that your 1/200 second on a focal length of 200mm is spot-on, especially as your lens has stabilisation (or what Nikon call "VR"). But I'm sure you'll find that there's a few times when 200mm doesn't seem quite enough (even though it does seem quite a long focal length when you first get that lens) and you'll soon be hankering for even bigger "big boys' toys"!

Smashing!

Kind Regards,

John.

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Old 03-26-2014, 12:12 AM
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I resisted for quite a while, mostly because on the kit lens I'd used as a zoom in the past, I rarely found myself at the top level, and more often wished I had a wider rather than a narrower lens (hence my wide angle purchase a while back). But I'm starting to have a desire (and soon a need, with a child who is fast approaching the ability to walk and run) for a longer lens, and maybe down the line I'll replace it... first I have my eye on the Nikon 24-70, though!

Thanks as always for the extensive and thoughtful comment!

Andrew
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