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Posted By: Yaro, 09-13-2010, 01:36 AM

Hi everyone.
While messing around with macro and flash after work, I took these two photos. The second was especially hard, as it was over 3x magnification thus the DOF was about 1mm. Being handheld, it took about 50 shots to get the lighting and focus right.

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09-13-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
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I really like the second shot! Why'd you bother doing 50 shots instead of just busing out the tripod? Also, how'd that drop manage to balance itself so nicely?

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Thank you. I probably should of ended up going to get a tripod, but from experience it is a lot of bother, especially when it's getting dark. If mine had focusing rails i'd be more inclined to use it

No idea about the balancing trick, but the leaf was on more of an angle than demonstrated in this photo! I guess when it's so damn tiny it only needs a tiny hold for surface tension to hold it on. I bumped the leaf quite a few times and it didn't budge.

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