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Gentle beauty, grainy background, battleship earth, and a labourious worker
Lens: Vivitar 55mm F2.8 1:1 macro Camera: K20d Photo Location: The Hague Aperture: F16 
Posted By: Rense, 05-04-2010, 12:58 PM

Some of todays catches.... I know these are not the best photos, but I just want to show you some of the inhabitants of our coastal dunes

1: A gentle beauty



2: Grainy background



3: Battleship Earth



4: A labourious worker

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05-04-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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don't be hard on yourself rense... these are very good captures!! and to boot, new to the forum which is great..... i can say you definitely have a great eye for those bugs... wherever they may be!! dave m
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Thank you Dave....
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Very nice macro shots as usual Rense.Since I'm new to the macro world a couple of questions--How far from lens to subject and do you crop the original shot to get your final keeper and how much cropping?--charliezap

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Very nice macro shots as usual Rense.Since I'm new to the macro world a couple of questions--How far from lens to subject and do you crop the original shot to get your final keeper and how much cropping?--charliezap
Thank you Charlie! With this 55mm lens, the subjects are about 2" from the front edge of the lens barrel. And cropping? #1&3 no, #2&4 yes, about 25% (so I kept about 75 of both sides......)
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Oh what I would do to find a tiger beetle
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Thank you Charlie! With this 55mm lens, the subjects are about 2" from the front edge of the lens barrel. And cropping? #1&3 no, #2&4 yes, about 25% (so I kept about 75 of both sides......)
I now see that with a good lens you can get real close to your subject.Now i don't feel so bad that i'm shooting my macros from 1-2ft and only getting half decent shots and really cropping them to boot--charliezap
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Rense, as usual you posted some top notch shots. That ant pic is incredible. I have much to learn.

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They sure look great to me Rense...and thanks for sharing
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Great bug shots Rense! You sure are a prolific photographer, I admire that!
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Oh what I would do to find a tiger beetle
We have some quite common species over here. They are hard to shoot though, because they run very fast! Thank you for looking!!

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Rense, as usual you posted some top notch shots. That ant pic is incredible. I have much to learn.
Thanks a lot!

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They sure look great to me Rense...and thanks for sharing
Thank you Jan!
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I now see that with a good lens you can get real close to your subject.Now i don't feel so bad that i'm shooting my macros from 1-2ft and only getting half decent shots and really cropping them to boot--charliezap
Charlie, I like that shot!
My macro photos improved dramatically when I got me a 1:1 macro lens, instead of a 1:2 lens......
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brilliant mate.. i'd be proud if i got these shots.
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Great ones Rense!
You know I have shot some inhabitants of our coastal dunes as well yesterday,
I will post these pictures later
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Great bug shots Rense! You sure are a prolific photographer, I admire that!
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brilliant mate.. i'd be proud if i got these shots.
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Great ones Rense!
You know I have shot some inhabitants of our coastal dunes as well yesterday,
I will post these pictures later
Thank you all!
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