My garden critters

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  1. Stormchase

    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It has been a little while since i have gotten the chance to get out and shoot. I decided to stay in the back yard and was granted with a few shots.

    1.) I have been working on shooting LIVE bugs and getting better at it insted of DEAD ones wich are much easier but live is fun lately.
    ~Long legged fly~
    Shot with 90mm macro @1:1
    1/250
    F/2.8
    ISO400

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    2.) This was a fly I found that I could use an ID on if anyone knows. I cant seem to track it down on the ID charts... I think the star on its head is intresting (between the eyes)
    ~unknown~
    90mm 1:1 hand held
    F/2.8
    1/30
    ISO400
    +0.5 step exposure

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    3.) This guy is locked in my patio. It will not go out. I hold the door and all but I guess its happy there. Its getting a little more tame and camera friendly. I forgot about my -0.5 exposure from shooting a white flower before and had to fix in DPP. love the pose but not sure about the shot.
    ~Cuban brown anole~
    90mm 1:1
    F/11
    1/60
    ISO800 (Im grainy at 800) :banghead: I used a bit of NR but still not happy.
    What do you think?

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    4.)I saw it popping its head out of my un-cut grass in my back yard. Cought up with it in my flower pot. He said Hello to all lol. I know I missed the eye on it but thought I would share.
    ~Southern black racer snake~
    90mm 1:2
    F/4.5
    1/30
    ISO100

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    Thanks for looking and feel free to comment!!
     
  2. er111a

    er111a TPF Noob!

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    my favorite is the first I have never really tried macro it looks like alotta fun :)
     
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    macro photography is awesome! :thumbup: love the perspective. gives us a new look at life that the naked eye can't see.
     
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    Yup, I always wondered where those flies were like in the first photo. I thought they were in some other country until I looked real close. They are just really small lol. I enjoy it!
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    The lizard and snake r great! I'm really digging the snake!
     
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    Ive recently started doing these as well :D very fun stuff.... Pick up a flash if possible and itll make your macro life much easier :D.
     
  8. Stormchase

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    Thanks Katy, Its my first snake shot. ;)
    j-digg,
    Yeah true on the flash. None of these have a flash. I have been looking at different setups but they are all pretty pricey. It might be a couple months before i can save up :( I can get a ring flash for cheaper but right now im thinking of a duel setup. I think im due for a new tripod too. The one i have is not very capable for macro..
     
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    +1 on flash. It'll let you use a smaller aperture and lower iso - still getting a sharp picture because the flash duration is extremely short and freezes motion.

    If you masked the little guy off from the background in #3 you could aggressively take care of the noise without killing the detail on the anole. I really like the first one even though the plane of focus is razor thin. Looks like a fun lens, I'd love to have something like that..
     
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    The snake is so cute.
    Great shots, detail is awesome..
     
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    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sorry but what do you mean. I would love to learn more.
     
  12. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You are doing great. I like the lizard shot a lot.

    Please number your shots for easy ID.
     

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