Large Polyphemus Moth

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  1. DanCanon

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    Lucky enough to see this guy a couple weeks ago. The sun had just gone down so I had to use the flash. Did some RAW processing and this is what came out. I also thought it would have been better to have used a higher number aperture to get a little less depth of field, so more of the moth is in focus. I had f/5 and 1/60 sec. C&C always welcome.

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    Yes out of focus.
     
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    hmm it looks in focus, but sadly the focus is in the wrong place, its hit hte wingtips and missed the main body of the bug. As for apertures your thinking along the right lines, but you want to go smaller (bigger f number) still - f8 is where most macro shooters start and f13 is where many settle for many shots. With apertures that small even in good lighting your going to need flash to help get the exopsure right = unless you start to use a tripod and slower shutter speeds (not always going to work for insects)
     

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