My first macro. Please C&C.

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  1. solvman

    solvman TPF Noob!

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    Hi all. I've shot it yesterday. What do you think? All critique and comments are more then welcome.

    Thanks.

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    I do really like it. Did you use a gaussian blur for the OOF parts? It just seems a little too regular to be in-camera. I would however crop it as much as possible, so that the fg in front of the cricket is in focus.
     
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    Wow. What lens was that? Love the DOF control.
     
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    I just used software contrast adjustment and sharpen...original image came out a little underexposed. And the eye was a little blurry.

    How about this version:

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    Thanks :).

    It was Canon EFS 18-55mm. I shot it at 55mm with F5.6 Just had to get awefully close the cricket :)
     
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    yeh I like that better, although maybe a little too cropped...
     
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    Nice photo! Wow, that must have been a pretty big cricket if it was just taken with the kit lens.

    IMO, the eye is just a little bit too blurred. Try either focusing on the eyes next time (unless he's gone :)), or using a smaller aperture.

    Still, a very nice photo. I love the DOF as well, very regular.
     
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    solvman TPF Noob!

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    how about that?

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    Actually I did focus on the eye. I was puzzled whenever it came up out of focus a little...it think smaller aperture would make difference.
     
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    Okay, looking at this, if you handheld, then the answer is obvious; camera shake. If not, perhaps just vibration? Regardless, f5.6 is not really a 'small aperture', especially when it comes to macro work. I would look to be more in the f8 - f11 range with the lens you were using.
     

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