First Real try at Macro PHotography

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  1. Jaszek

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    So I went to the American Museum of Natural History and went to the Butterfly Exhibit. Here are a couple shots I took. Yes I know my sensor is very dirty, waiting for the cleaning kit which is on its way to me. C&C appreciated.
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    anyone?
     
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    6 is probably the best of all the images. The lighting is off in most of them however. It looks as though you are using on the cameras built in flash for lighting. If you really want to get into macro photography you should look into investing in or making a ring flash.
     
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    I used my external flash for these. Not really into investing in macro equipment yet. I took these with my Sigma 70-300 with the "not so great" macro focusing option. You can only use it when you are between 20 and 300mm.
     
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    you've got some real nice shots, i'm just not much of a butterfly guy.

    sorry.
     
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    Thanks and me neither. I hate butterflies actually. But since its winter and its too cold for them (even though its hard to find one in the summer here in NYC b/c of the pollution lol) AMoNH was the only place I can practice my in January.
     
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    You know. Butterflies are uglier than I imagined up close.
     
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    lol yea they have weird eyes
     
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    not bad
     
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    Pretty good for not having actual macro equipment yet. Some of the crops are kinda iffy, but I suspect you might not have had a lot of edge room in some of the shots.
     

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