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My first (well, and only) insect macro
Lens: 100mm Camera: K10D Photo Location: East Idaho ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F27 
Posted By: KierraElizabeth, 01-09-2011, 10:59 AM

This little guy hopped onto our welcome mat and I couldn't resist trying a close up. Poor fellow, sat so nice and still for me that my 3 year old caught him and kept him in a teapot for a while before I made her set him free.

The sun was very bright on him, and the background is muck. But I think I did okay getting his features (and actually focusing which I can never seem to do).

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01-09-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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Cool picture - i like it
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If this is your first macro, its pretty good.
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Kierra, for a first time macro I am impressed. Sharp and I love the pose. Glad your 3 year old let him out of the teapot.

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I also think you've done well Kierra.
Sharp and decently exposed.
I think you worked the sunlight well to get the capture.
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I must say I was duly impressed by this, given the title. The background (gray) works well against the brown, IMO. And it's sharp.

Very nice
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Thank you very much, all!
I have done some flower/plant macro shots before, but this is my first real attempt at anything living.
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Very nice, well done especially for a first try. Next thing you know you'll be addicted though...
Me, I'm into macro with my binocular lens rig, and grasshoppers are always a favorite...

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That's an excellent first attempt ! Looking forward to seeing more macros from you.
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