Green Tree Python C+C, and macro tips

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  1. Tee_bird

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    Hello, I'm new here. I've been slowly getting into photography for the past couple of years (seriously at least) and here's a shot I took at the St. Louis Zoo this past Saturday.

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    I would really appreciate any critiques and criticism.

    Also, I would like some good macro tips. The photo above was taken with a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro, which I seem to take okay portraits with, but I just can't seem to get the hang of macros.

    Thank you for any responses. :)
     
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    great stuff
     
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    Thank you, Dustin!
     
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    Looks great very sharp. I was reading an artical about macro the other day it said that you some times have to redo the focus alot to get in the right spot with a close up shot. I have never tried to shoot with a macro lens yet though.
     
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    Thank you.

    From my experience, it does take a while... and what looks good one the screen doesn't necessarily look good enlarged on my PC.
     
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    love it...but idk if this is a personal preference, but a little deeper DOF would be better to me. regardless, it's a sick picture.
     
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    I loike this shot alot very nice...............
     
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    +1 I would have liked it better if his head was completely in focus and the foreground.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    I thought it made the eye pop out with the whole head not in focus, but you're right. It would look better if I had a deeper DoF. I'll definitely mess around with that next time!
     
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    It's difficult to do, but I agree. The head in focus with the coils foreground & background would look great. Still, that is some very good detail, and the eye is bang-on focused. Great work for starting...:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks! I'm still working on focusing the macro lens on smaller things, but it's pretty hard. I'd like to go out and get some bugs before winter comes, but so far I've focused on NONE of their eyes (just the back of the head, or bodies).
     
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    focused very well and really nice framing. i love the depth of field as well.
    what can i say its a Superb capture!
     

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