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  1. chris drake

    chris drake TPF Noob!

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    C&C welcome. I know the flash spots on the eyes are not to good. I forgot to put on my diffuser! Rookie mistake.

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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    great action shots!
     
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    Great shots, brilliant stalking to get in without it flying off. There is something just a little unsharp about them, perhaps a little shake or to high an f sop for whatever lens is used? After about f18 diffraction starts to be a problem. It is often better to keep the apperture a little larger, especially if you are using extention tubes or a teleconverter as the amount of diffraction also increases with magnification. It does not detract from some truely wonderful captures. Looking forward to more.

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    chris drake TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comments Tim. The reason they are a little unsharp is the fact that my f stop was at f20 like you mentioned and I was shooting freehand no tripod. I'm using a canon xsi with a sigma 105mm no extension tubes or teleconverters. I'm practicing as much as possible since I'm still new to macro. Chris
     
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    Fantastic action capture - I've seen dragons eating flies but never before a butterfly so well done! I do agree with TPE and I myself tend to keep f13 as my smallest working aperture and only occasinally will I dip into f16. I don't go any lower than that because the overall diffraction effect really starts to pickup quite noticably (and I often have a 1.4TC on my macro lenses for a bit more magnification at the closest distance and a bit more working distance when working a little further off).
     

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