First Attempt at Macro

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First pics with my Nikon Z6II and first attempt at Macro. I still have a lot to learn about the camera and photography.
 

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Very nice for a first try, macro isn't easy. The focus seems to be slightly in front of the fly but otherwise a nice set. Have you read about the rocking motion to get the best pics with macro? Practice makes perfect. :wink-6:
 

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Not bad for a 1st go
 

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I hope you carry on trying what settings did you use?
 
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Very nice for a first try, macro isn't easy. The focus seems to be slightly in front of the fly but otherwise a nice set. Have you read about the rocking motion to get the best pics with macro? Practice makes perfect. :wink-6:
I screwed up my focus point. Lot of practice and work I need to put in. I download some articles last night about macro and they did mention the rocking motion.
 

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If you really want good macro shots you should invest in a good flash with diffused light, there are videos all over the net on how to make your own cheap if you wish. Without a flash you will want to keep your aper open for decent light and s.s. (like how you did with your pics) With a good flash set-up you can then decrease your aper to like f/16-f/22 and that will increase your dof.
 
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If you really want good macro shots you should invest in a good flash with diffused light, there are videos all over the net on how to make your own cheap if you wish. Without a flash you will want to keep your aper open for decent light and s.s. (like how you did with your pics) With a good flash set-up you can then decrease your aper to like f/16-f/22 and that will increase your dof.
I'm definitely going the flash route. The articles I've been reading highly recommend one. Going to save up because on anything I purchase I lean toward buy it once, buy it right the first time.
 

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Very good start!
 

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Nice first set. Focus point and DOF are always the challenge. As Kirk says, diffused flash helps enormously with DOF because you can stop down and still have a decent shutter speed. Focus point needs practice.
 

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