C&C on Insect Pictures

Discussion in 'Macro Photography' started by Noah212, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Noah212

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    I took all of these shots with my Nikon D60 using the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm lens (the D60's kit lens).


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    Keep in mind, that I am using the kit lens (18-55mm)...so some of the pictures are not 100% sharp.


    C&C appreciated.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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    I'm not a user of Nikon, but I just checked the prices of the D60 and I'm very surprised these macros came from a camera with a kit lens in this price range.

    #2 and #5 are outstanding for a 18-55 kit lens. #6 is what I would expect.
     
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    I was really lucky with that dragonfly shot. Those dragonflies are usually very sensitive to movement, noise, ect. I was lucky enough to be standing on a brick wall in my garden and have a dragonfly land on a plant about 4 feet from me. With the grasshopper shots, I was able to get really close and make noise/movement and the grasshoppers would still stay put.

    Here's another grasshopper picture. Let me know what you think.

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    I'm not a big fan of the narrow depth of field line in macros. I prefer macros where more of the subject is in focus. As far as the subject matter goes, maybe it's just me, but I like to see the front of an insect. Kind of like taking a portrait of someone, but only showing their rear end. Sorry, not a big fan of this last one.
     
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    These pictures are incredible, I will admit you could have done a little more in terms of composition with some of them, and a couple could use a little more contrast, so I would suggest taking multiple shots of the subjects with various contrast settings, at different angles, until you find something that works.
     
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    I like the first image looks good.
     

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