Bee and Wasp on Pink Milkweed

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  1. NateS

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    Gross.

    Awesome pics, though. Just... eugh, bugs :grumpy: :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks. I kind of gave away that it is bugs by the title....I'm never sure why bug haters enter the bug threads if they think they're gross.
     
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    I go into every thread. whatev,,,
     
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    Im new here and im just blown away by these, is this what a macro lens can do? I also have a D90, if i get a macro lens will i be able to get pictures like these?
     
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    Simple answer, yes, Macro lenses are great for extreme close ups
     
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    Actually, the simple answer is no. A macro lens alone on your D90 will not get you shots like these. For one, I was using a full Kenko Extension tube set with these so it is about 1.7:1 magnification...much more than a regular macro lens. Second, you have to have a decent lighting setup or a good tripod. I shoot with a SB-600 at about a 40 degrees to the left of the camera.

    I just want to make sure you understand that a macro lens alone will not get shots like these. You could do it without a flash if you have a tripod, but when you get into the range of near 2:1 magnification you will need either a flash setup or a really good tripod to keep shots steady.
     
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    Nate, you just take amazing photos. Do you ever shoot without the speedlight setup? Your photos turn out great how they are, but I was just curious if you ever shoot with natural light only, too.(?)

    Mark
     
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    I've only tried natural light shots a couple of times without much luck. I feel that I really need a good tripod to get natural light shots that are any good and I don't own a good tripod..just a cheap 50 dollar one.
     

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