Macro practice with 100mm

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  1. tjones8611

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    Borrowed a friends 100mm today to play around with, amazing lens! I have the nifty already and after using this one, I can see an addiction coming with primes. Any way, here are few from this afternoon with the 100mm and rings.

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    Pretty cool stuff! Macro is always fun. What are the last two shots?
     
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    I'm 95% sure the second last one is matches, but I'm stumped on the last one.
     
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    I think the second to last is a book of matches... no idea on the last one.

    I love macro :D
     
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    im gunna say its a reeses peanut butter cup
     
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    Book of matches is correct. after wondering what to shoot next for about 10 minutes, I bit into a mini reeses peanut butter cup. I tried to get the ridges of the outerdge while keeping the filling some what in foucs, not easy to do with three rings.
     
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    god, im good
     
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    In the macro ranges, the lower range of aperture would start around f/8 to ~f/16 because of the extremely shallow depth of field. This means you need more light or longer shutter speeds. Slower shutter speeds usually lends itself to using a tripod and hoping the bugs doesn't move or the wind stops blowing. More light usually means adding it by reflecting it on your subject or using flash.

    On an aside, your WB seems off on some of them.
     
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    so in order to use a macro at its best you want to lower your aperture and slow your shutter speed?
     
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    No, what I'm saying is that you have to get the correct exposure. You know that you're shooting at say f/11, then you have to adjust the shutter speed, ISO or add/control enough light to achieve the necessary exposure and vision.
     
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    yes, but only for still shots of course. I used two flashlights on these along with the ambient light. With the mixed lights, I couldnt get the WB reasonable. I probably should have just turned off the room lights now that I think of it.
     
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    I'm just trying to figure so much put at once. I just moved to Hartford and would like to ind a photo buddy that knows a bit so I can soak it up but unroll then I just have to ask question and learn from what you guys say and everyone has been gracious in answering all my questions. I feel like imight be going fast but to interested to slow down
     

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