My first venture into my backyard..........

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  1. j-digg

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    Well, hunting around with my macro lens at least :lol: These were on a pretty windy day.. I was sortve anchoring down whatever branches / stems the little guys happend to be on. These were handheld while sitting on a cooler so it wasnt a complete PitA but it still added a little more frustration on top of the wind... Man I learned a lot, and was lucky to get these 2 (semi)decent images out of maybe a half hour - hour of shooting, finally the wind just got too constant and powerful.

    Taken with my 7d, 100mm 2.8 Macro L, and a 580ex II mounted on-camera.



    This one was cropped pretty heavily, taking advantage of the 7d's res ;)
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    I may have went overboard with the sharpening a tad, the focus seems to be slightly off of the eyes in both pics :confused: I will have to go out on another backyard adventure under a bit better conditions.
     
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    Wow... bravo!
     
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    These aren't too bad at all for your first time out w/ the macro. You say they are pretty heavily cropped. Think you were shooting closer to 1:2? Even at 1:1, those syrphids require a pretty heavy crop to get very close. I like the syrphid shot the best (1st one).
     
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    Cool, thanks guys.

    It is very possible I was shooting around 1:2 maybe even less... I think I was still autofocusing with these ones, so Im not entirely sure on what magnification it was at.... hmm it doesnt say in the EXIF does it? I could always post the original too.
     
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    If the 2 had met it would have been an awesome photo. Also would have made an awesome video. I'd love to see some macro video. I know this is a photo forum but it would be cool none the less.
     
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    I've thought about doing that, but I'm too shaky for video...maybe if I get a good tripod I'll try that out.
     
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    I like the first most, but I will say, it looks like the focus hit the middle of his body rather than the head. It's still pretty sharp though.

    Keep it up.
     
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    the spider photo is awesome! love how its creeping down the flower...very nice!
     

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