First macro shots with the new lens (bearded dragon)

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  1. dry3210

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    Just got my first macro lens and got some shots of a bearded dragon. Please let me know if theres anything I can do to improve the images. Thanks

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    The deph of field is horrible. This lizzard moves slowly right ? Well I'd put it on a black cloth and shine a light on it or put a lamp next to it and take your time. Try shooting at f11 or a higher number like f16.
     
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    i quote ocular :(
     
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    Some of them dragons move fast!;)
     
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    Give the above a try and repost. Lets see if we can get you where you should be. Try something that doesn't have a personality to worry about initially (something not living). If you are right handed shooting this picture and holding the critter with your left - that won't help you either. Both hands or a tripod. Good luck.
     
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    Awesome. What about these? I think they are better just from going by what you said...any more info/comments?

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    I like the later ones. More details. The last (2nd one) - NICE lighting :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks

    Heres a few I got from outside today also. I think they came out even better

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    Nothing on the outside ones?
     
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    The outside ones are much better, good depth of field, and lovely colours as well, especially on his beard! The grass makes an excellent background.

    Good work,

    Timmy
     
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    The outside ones are the best of the series. Nice lighting - shows the details of the skin. the first outside image could use a reflector to help lighten the shadow under the lizard's chin
     
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    I wouldn't say it's horrible...it's just very narrow. And when you use a narrow (thin, short, small etc) DOF, you want to make sure that the parts that are in focus, are the parts that you want to be the subject/focal point of the image.
     

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