Don't know how you'll do it

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  1. Eel Noob

    Eel Noob TPF Noob!

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    Can't seem to get the results I want. Hope I'll get some pointers and be more prepare for my next attempt.


    Decided to give macro another attempt today. Didn't turn out so well as you'll see from the pix:lmao:.

    C/C welcome

    This guy/gal would not stay still and don't know how you'll do it but can't see how get the whole bug in focus.

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    used same settings as others but this one came out very grainy:thumbdown:
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    almost remind me of a basketball:D
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    Here's an unknown bug/cocoon? I didn't even noticed those little green bugs next to it till I look at pix on monitor.

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  2. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    GAH!

    Twice in one night!

    Bug pics!
     
  3. Big

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    What settings were you using? If your complaining about not having enough of the bug in focus, maybe use a smaller aperture like f/8 instead of f/2.8

    Just a suggestion...
     
  4. Eel Noob

    Eel Noob TPF Noob!

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    hehe sorry



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    What are some tricks to getting better pix or getting the bugs to stay still long enough?
     
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    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm not much of a macro guy. Don't know what you shoot but for Canon there's the AI focus mode ideal for erratically moving subjects.
     
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    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Actually take a look at this thread by doenoe here who inspired me to
    keep an eye out on a future macro lens. He gives advice throughout the thread. Nothing like getting word from the horse's mouth. :D
     
  7. Eel Noob

    Eel Noob TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the C/C and link everyone. Hoping to be able to take pix half as nice as the ones in link one day:drool:.
     
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    doenoe TPF Noob!

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    Did you just call me a horse? ;)

    And ladybugs are a pain to shoot, they move quite fast. So its better to find one thats resting. Downside to that is that if they rest, they tug in their legs. So i suggest try to shoot some docile bugs first, like spiders in a web or some stuff like that.
    And you dont have to get the whole bug in focus, as long as the eyes are. Thats the most important thing, just like shooting people or other animals (except if your are going for something a bit different offcourse).
    And those last 2 are the same as the first three, except in a different stage of live. Those are the cocoons of a ladybug.
    Hope this helps a bit :)
     
  9. DigitalScape

    DigitalScape TPF Noob!

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    Nice start on the macro shots. Practice, Practice, Practice is key.
     
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    ottor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Step on'em.... You'll make Manaheim happy, you'll keep them still for your shot, and you'll solve your focus problem !!
     
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    Andrew Sun TPF Noob!

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    The first shot turned out well, well done.

    The most interesting is the last 2 shots. Are those ladybugs transitioning into something? Or they aren't even ladybugs at all? And those little green bugs are quite fascinating!
     
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    doenoe TPF Noob!

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    those are something transitioning into ladybugs. Ladybugs first look like THIS then transform into the shape you can see in the last 2 pictures and after then they go into Ladybug mode.
    I think the little green things are Aphids
     

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