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My Minolta 7D has died, well, I did manage to drop it onto tarmac,(not recommended) it can't be repaired cos the parts needed are no longer available, so I'm camera-less, a camera-less photographer Sad

Apparently Sony could well compensate me with some cash-back so I've sent off my receipt and am hoping for some good news.

Here's one I prepared earlier Wink

Camera:Minolta Dynax 7D
Lens:Tamron 90mm macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Roll on Summer
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:29 Feb 2008 - 5:59 PM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Grasshopper, Insect, Macro, Wildlife / nature
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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 6:03 PM

That is one awesome macro. The best close up I have seen on here for some time. The detail is just phenomenal. Great work. It gets my user award for sure!!
Paul

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ZInaNMooner
29 Feb 2008 - 6:04 PM

Fantastic.

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olbell
olbell  647 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 6:04 PM

Great shot, pin sharp and superb detail.

Rgds Ollie

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 6:06 PM

Excellent capture....Superb detail...............

Tony.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 6:15 PM

Thanks guys.
Thanks for the award Paul Smile

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mialewis
mialewis  6 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 - 6:16 PM

Sorry to hear the news on your camera, hope Sony comes to your rescue. Lovely shot, composition & details.
Mia

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 6:25 PM

You still have your compact that you dropped as well....Smile
If you decide to drop some money, please come to my house for a cup of tea....Smile

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 6:30 PM

Thanks Mia, me too.
Thanks Cole, yes, the compact is working ok after dropping it at Focus but after using a DSLR I can't take serious photos with a 3mp compact.
I don't seem to drop money, just cameras Sad

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
29 Feb 2008 - 6:31 PM

Wondewrful macro. I hope you get some money towards a new camera.

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 - 6:36 PM

Superb colours and detail.
Cheesey.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 6:51 PM

Nature perfected. Love the composition Geoff. You could always enter a competition and win one ! Ron.

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 7:01 PM

Superb! ....broken camera, broken ribs ....whatever next? Smile

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daffydill56
29 Feb 2008 - 7:06 PM

You sound a bit accident prone! Sorry to hear of your loss. But things will be on the up before long, you see!!

A great shot, amazing detail and composition. Excellent work.

Fran

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luckyG
luckyG  9
29 Feb 2008 - 7:16 PM

Good detail, Nice work
Graeme

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
29 Feb 2008 - 7:30 PM

Now thats classy work... so sorry to hear about the camera

Dave

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 8:09 PM

Great close up. Love the greens.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10822 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 8:46 PM

Amen to that!

W

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viscostatic
29 Feb 2008 - 8:52 PM

I can't even find these things far less photograph them. This is top quality natural history work.

Phil.

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chris_taylor
chris_taylor Junior Member 9161 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 - 9:18 PM

1st class close-up shot.
Chris.

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29 Feb 2008 - 10:00 PM

Spot on.. superb details.
Jim

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 10:25 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 10:25 PM

this is superb, love the colours and the clarity, absolutely spot on, just noticed the other little bug in the grass head as well.

sue
sorry to read about your camera as well

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 10:28 PM

Thanks Sue, I think you're right too, there does seem to be a small bug there, never noticed it b4.
Geoff.

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  953 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 - 11:48 PM

Fantastic image for a camera less photographer!

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 11:53 PM

Thanks Barbara, don't rub it in Wink

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Phil_Morgan
1 Mar 2008 - 1:29 AM


Quote: broken camera, broken ribs ....whatever next?

You get your wallet out maybe? Lol!! Remember this well mate. Nicely taken with my never used ex lens!! Get an E bay account, sell those lenses and get that D3!! You know it makes sense!!

Phil

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2008 - 7:11 AM

You need to get possessions away from home cover on your home insurance! Then get one of those protecter covers for your camera!

Take care, hope you'll be shooting new stuff soon.
Jon

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2008 - 8:25 AM

Wonderfully detailed close-up composition
Andrew

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2008 - 12:42 PM

Thanks guys.
The D300 would do me Phil but changing all my gear would be too expensive, anyway, I'm sure Sony will be right up there soon so I'll probably stay put.

I do have that cover Jon but I live above and behind our business premises and the policies are all combined, they told me I'd lose about 400 no claims bonus if I claimed, then probably 300 the next year, then 200 the next etc, so it wasn't worth making a claim in this case.

Thanks Andrew.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2008 - 3:08 PM

Firstly this is an excellent macro shot and I'm sorry to hear about your camera. A bit late to offer suggestions I know but I dropped my camera once and ever since I have never used it without the neck strap until I could put it back in it's bag. A devastating experience, I've been there myself. Hope everything works out for you.
Geoff.

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Assyrian
Assyrian  7132 forum posts Scotland
1 Mar 2008 - 3:53 PM

Great shot indeed. Best of luck with whatever you end up with - at least you've got a full summer's practice ahead!

Chris

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2008 - 3:53 PM

Thanks Geoff, I was travelling to North Wales for a photography holiday and had the camera on the back seat of the car between some bedding for safety as I stopped to take photos on the way and didn't fancy taking the lens off an on to put it in my bag every time.
When I got to the caravan and unloaded the car, I grabbed the bedding, forgetting that the camera was safely wrapped inside it and it fell out onto the tarmac, only dropped about 2 feet and landed on the corner and it hasn't worked properly since despite being in for repair about 4 times.
Geoff.

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1 Mar 2008 - 4:02 PM

Thanks Chris.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2008 - 1:16 PM

Excellent closeup; great DOF, detail and composition and love all the greens!
Tim

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2008 - 5:51 PM

Thanks Tim.

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2008 - 2:57 PM

Superb detail.
Pete.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2008 - 5:48 PM

Thanks Pete.

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7 Mar 2008 - 4:43 PM

excellent clarity of detail.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2008 - 6:28 PM

Thanks Alan.

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2008 - 11:35 AM

super.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2008 - 6:36 PM

Thanks Maddie Smile

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2008 - 6:57 AM

A marvellous Macro Geof . In 40 shades of green . A great composition .xx Into my favourites xx

Poor Boy you must feel devastated without a Camera . Is it not insured ? Mine is now after I dropped my 90m Tamron and it wasn't on my insurance . It all is now !!

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geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2008 - 6:02 PM

Thanks Mavis, Sony have agreed to send me a compensation cheque for 416 so I've accepted, had no choice really, no point having my camera back if it's not focussing properly.
I'll have separate insurance for my next one.
Geoff.

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