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Lens: FA* 200mm f/4 Macro Camera: K20D ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: seanix, 05-16-2010, 11:04 AM

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Number 1 because the face is more in focus. Nice shots!
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hmmm it seems we have found the relatively same insect! Mine had more spikes (less "bald spots) covering its body, and wasn't that color... but other than that!

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/100698-abstract-2-1-macr...rs-spikes.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/100664-macro-meet-mr-spi...terpillar.html

(btw, very jealous of that lens...)
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You might be jealous of my lens but I'm jealous of your images.

I'm slowly getting better though... I think I need to focus on my lighting equipment and less on my glass though...

QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
hmmm it seems we have found the relatively same insect! Mine had more spikes (less "bald spots) covering its body, and wasn't that color... but other than that!

(btw, very jealous of that lens...)


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Yeah, I was going to ask why ISO1600? Do you have a flash setup?
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Yeah I have the AF-540FGZ flash. That shot was taken with the flash too! The little guy was in the shade, I was close to 1:1 and shooting TAv mode so I wasn't really paying attention to the ISO since I was worrying about focus and DOF...
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Well, Personally I start each macro shoot above 1:1 (almost always shoot above life size now) in M mode, with the settings ISO 200, 1/160 shutter speed, F/13 with the reversed 50mm @ F/2.8 and the AF 360FGZ @ 1/32 power. From there i mess with it a bit until im happy. i suggest you play around with ur setup and find that group of settings that work best together. Doing this simple thing has helped tremendously with getting *the shot*

Oh and I suggest always shooting in M mode when shooting macro's.
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Thanks for the tips!

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