A few bugs!

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  1. 250Gimp

    250Gimp TPF Noob!

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    Here are a few bugs I shot recently.

    They were all shot on manual using a 50mm f1.8 lense and extension tubes and a 1.4x TC.

    ISO 100
    Shutter speed 1/200
    aperature f13
    Flash with a scottowel over

    1) Potato bug
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    2) Japanese Beetles (I may have oversharpeened, let me know)
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    3) Japanese Beetles (I may have oversharpeened again, let me know)
    [​IMG]

    4) A bug I don't know, shot on a glass table
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    C&C really apreciated please.

    Cheers
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Overall very nice work. My monitor here at work isn't good enough to make a comment on slight over-sharpening, so I'll leave that alone. The only real critique item I have is that some of the lighting is either uneven or overly harsh. Granted this is the most difficult thing about macro work, but you're doing a good job here, might be worth looking into a ringlight.
     
  3. 250Gimp

    250Gimp TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comment tirediron.

    I know the flash was a bit harsh. I found it hard to control with the scottowel over the flash. I have a lot of work to do to get my lighting set up better.

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    250Gimp TPF Noob!

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    Any one else?
     
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    Great Macro
    Very Sharp and the close up of the 2 bugs would have to be my favorite!
     
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    Wow so much detail, great shots, I think you have got the sharpness just right on number 2, a tiny bit more would of been too much.
     
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    I love them all, but the first one is my favorite. It's great to the point where it grosses me out. =D
     
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    Very nice pics with great details.
     
  9. 250Gimp

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    Thanks for the nice comments all!!

    I enjoyed taking these in my parents garden during a visit.

    Cheers
     

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