wasp portrait

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  1. scheffer

    scheffer TPF Noob!

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    my first wasp portrait. DOF could have been better, if only this baby wanted to sit still for a few more moments...

    Please advise on any tricks you know to do this as I tried many times. Too often they just fly away. Guess I need a different aftershave? next time I will have to try with some honey or something else these little monsters may like.

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    Danny
     

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    Honey apparently does work very well for attracting bugs - so do rotten apples (though the trick now is to get something other than the bum of the wasp as it drinks ;))
    And that is one difficult shot you are after - that looks greater than 2:1 macro so either you are using a bellows or a lot of extension tubes of the MPE 65mm - regardless of kit such close shots are definatly not easy to get and many will fly away before you get a chance to shoot.
    Depth of field is not too bad for such a close shot - the major distraction is hte cropped out eye on the right - but never easy when they move around so much

    for some tips I recomend reading this blog - very good maco reading, especially if you are going greater than 1:1 macro:
    http://nocroppingzone.blogspot.com/
     

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