Some macros and a bee

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  1. Overread

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    Well went out in the woods today - bad idea they were crawling with walkers! But it did manage to get some decent macro shots of the bluebells and bees.
    Shot with Canon EOS 400D and sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG macro
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    at: f8, ISO 800, 1/250
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/3261359210_e223917acd_o.jpg

    2
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    at: f11, ISO 800, 1/100
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/3260532491_e9ebde4abd_o.jpg

    3
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    at: f8, ISO 800, 1/800
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3260533115_d3e5f3c971_o.jpg

    4
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    at: f8, ISO 800, 1/640
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3475/3260533875_03dde7f467_o.jpg

    Now aside from the high ISO (high because of a little wind, tracking a bee and because my tripod has no tilt tightening (broke!)) are there any areas that I can impove in?
    Here are some 100% crops of a few of the shots so you can see the quality at full size:
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    shot 3
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    thanks
     
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  2. ClarkKent

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    Number 1...nicely done!
     
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    Thanks for the compliments!
     
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    That's nice sharp lens. The bokeh is beautiful. I love how you composed the first one the best. Great job. Wind is a pain to work with.
     
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    I like 1 and 2 the best!

    Both are worthy of wall hangings IMO. Tho, for a wall, the softer focus in #1 might be better.
     
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    nice background colors in the first two. gives it a soothing peaceful effect ...
     
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    I really like the second shot, very nice picture.
     

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