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  1. DennyCrane

    DennyCrane No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Both of them kinda missed their DoF. Assuming this is close to the min focus distance of your lens, you're gonna need to stop down a lot to get enough DoF. For example, this one I took this past weekend. Even at f/22 I lost some of the DoF.

    I like the colors on the second one, but the red on the stem of the first one is kinda hot.
     
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    Agree w/ ^^ I would avoid stopping too far though, you'll start to lose sharpness as you approach minimum aperture in macro work. Try and stick around f11 - if that's not enough DoF, than you can either move back further from the subject and crop the image, or try focus stacking.
     
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    Over the past couple of weeks Ive been trying my hand with the Dragonflies. Ive gotten some great shots, but one thing I can not over come is blurry eyes. Ive even shot above f/15, the entire body in focus, but not the eyes. My shots are very similar to Ben's above. below is from last weekend, at f/9. I have the front legs in focus, the head, and hairs but not the eyes. Id the bulge of the eyes taken them out of my dof?

    Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture: f/9.0
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    ISO Speed: 100

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    Thanks for the feedback, all. I'm using my 55-250 EF-S lens on these and that's part of the problem. I do have a macro on my wishlist. Looking at the Canon 100mm.

    And Ben- that hot stem... is a piece of rusty metal... lol
     
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    What about a re-crop on the Dragonfly??? For example a 2:1 aspect ratio?

    My 2 cents...

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  7. DennyCrane

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    That's an interesting crop... I think I like.
     

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