Honey Bee on Orange Milkweed

Discussion in 'Macro Photography' started by NateS, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. NateS

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    Unfortunately none of the less mag. shots turned out..for some reason I have a harder time getting sharp shots at 1:1 with the 1.4tc and 12mm tube than with the lens alone....probably because I'm shooting 252mm instead of 180mm.

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    Looks great I really like #1. What was the exif? Its definitely a crazy thin DOF. Good job with the focus.
     
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    Nate
    This is strictly my opinion, but I do not like the shots so close that I cannot see the most part of the insect. The detail is great, but the comp is short...

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    I know this type of photography takes different skill sets and equipment, I have seen some of your other work which I really find enjoyable to view.
     
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    I agree when that is all you have... but a mix of these types of shots along with some that are a little further out can really capture the imagination.

    Of course he said he didn't have any of the 1:1 shots come out clearly.

    As always looking forward to your next shots Nate!
     
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    Thanks guys. I didn't have much luck with the 1:1 shots and farther back.....I'm honestly having a harder time getting shots at that mag than I am at the new 1.7:1. I'm thinking about stacking up my 68mm tubes to my 17-50 to see what I get for beyond 1:1....might start carrying to setups around with the D5000 17-50 and tubes for beyond 1:1 and then the T180 for 1:1 work....we'll see and I'll play around today if I have a chance.
     

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