This morning's crop of garden denizens

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  1. icassell

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    These are absolutely great. I've gotten some decent macro larger bug shots but last week I really tried to get a tiny crab spider in it's web and I got absolutely nowhere no matter what I did. My digital camera's macro settings just plain suck! If the bug isn't at least 3" long it's pretty useless. I always envy people who get beautiful shots like these.
     
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    Lovely, soft,delicate lighting on these!
     
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    It takes a lot of patience, a fair amount of luck, and a big recycling bin to put the zillions of images that DON'T work out :)

    What are you using for macro?

    This was actually a very straightforward setup --

    Canon 7D
    Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro (handheld)
    Canon 430EX + Lumiquest Softbox on-camera (although I usually take it off)

    BTW, I don't think I've ever seen a green bee before.
     
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    Thanks, Derrel.
     
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    The backlight worked well on the first shot. Very nice
     
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    Thanks! That's the only one of the bunch done without flash -- it could actually have used a little fill.
     
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    yeah i see that, I do like how the light comes through the head area tho. Really pops out the eyes well.
     
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    Great shots Ian. Glad to see you posting some more macros.....I think 3, 4, and 5 are my favs.....really like #3. You nailed the focus perfect.
     

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