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Examples: Backyard Frost

These examples were taken during a rare hard December frost, with hoar frost coating everything, truly spectacular, but also short-lived: a kiss of sun and it’s over.

Many of these images are at or very close to the close focus limit of the 70-200VR2, and it felt frustrating to not be able to be closer. Yet it was nonetheless great fun to use the 70-200VR2 to close in on a subject and select it out of the background. The 200mm focal length (marked) must be used for the closest work, because it allows the greatest magnification. In fact, 200mm is really about 140mm, see comparison. All images handheld, with VR enabled.

Focal lengths are “as marked”, which is also what the EXIF information claims, but most of these images were shot at close range so the true focal length for many is not actually 200mm, but more like 140mm.

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Nikon D3x + 70-200VR2 @ 200mm — f/8 @ 1/160 sec handheld, ISO 800

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