Got my macro lens out today

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  1. Soto

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    Hello guys...

    Here is a spider I found in my kitchen tonight and after almost a month I got the macro out... hope you like it.. comments/opinions are welcome

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    I love it! A little too shallow DOF for me, but I still appreciate the picture. I just told my husband that if I had a true macro lens I could take pictures like this...

    ... I don't think it helped my case. ;)
     
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    I'm trying to take macro shots with a greater depth of field but this insects are so fast and unpredictable that you don't have time to let the lens open for some seconds to get more in focus... I was using flash too!

    Thanks for the comment!!!
     
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    Oh trust me, I only hope to take such a picture someday! I am still working on my ability to change my settings quickly. No harshness intended. :)
     
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    :thumbup:....

    I'm looking for another insect to take another photo.. :wink:
     
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    what macro is this with? nice shot!
     
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    This was with the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 lens... great lens!..
     
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    did you become the spiderman?
     
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    Almost!!!!... :lol:
     
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    Oh yes. I DO like this one!
    Oh, again I wish I had a proper macro lens.... *sigh* *yearn* *becoming wistful*
     
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    Depth of field is shallow, but you have used it well and got it in the right place - infact if only you had managed to get the mandables in focuse as well it would have been super.
    Shot looks a little contrasty - especially on the right side of the face where we appear to be losing details into darkness. The overall effect though I generally like.
    As for the shot what was your aperture? With flash you should be able to get f13 easily (Even with popup flash). As for focusing - try turning off the AF and focusing manually. Many find this a far more accurate and easy form for macro where AF can get confused and hunt at lot - generally I set my focus to full magnification and then shoot - moving to lesser values only when the subject is to big for the fame right up close (like a butterfly)
     
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    Nice... Thank you very much for those suggestions!!!... that's what I'm looking for.

    Well I used the wrong aperture value... it was f/5.6 so that's were I fail. You are right about using the manual focus. I will do that the next time.

    Thank you again for your opinion and suggestions... great help!
     

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