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Posted By: loco, 04-10-2012, 05:41 PM

I just got into macro shooting and am so pleased the critters are out now! This is probably my best macro so far. Unfortunately, the subject isn't the prettiest! He's sitting on a leaf of a pink azalea bush. I used a YN560 flash with the built in diffuser for this shot.

Thanks for looking!

ISO 160, f/14, 1/160s


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04-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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Great up close and personal photo here Lori, I think you will have this macro stuff mastered very soon the way it looks. Do you use the flash on or off camera? Bob
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Very nice! Was this just with your 90mm lens or did you also use a tc? Either way, great shot!
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Well done Lori, you've captured a lot of detail in this shot!

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A very nice capture Lori.Macro work can be very rewarding.--charliezap
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Your DOF and main focus area is spot on.great work!!
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Impressive. I tried cropping the image various ways to see if it would increase the impact by getting rid of some of the "dead" space on the left, but I couldn't quite get the aspect ratio right. Other than that, I can't see what you'd improve here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
Great up close and personal photo here Lori, I think you will have this macro stuff mastered very soon the way it looks. Do you use the flash on or off camera? Bob
Thanks so much, Bob! You're always so supportive. No, the flash was just connected on the hot shoe. I haven't advanced quite that far with macro yet. I can't hold the flash and also steady and focus at the same time. Maybe when I get a third hand - or a light stand!

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Very nice! Was this just with your 90mm lens or did you also use a tc? Either way, great shot!
Thank you so much! No, I believe this is a 1:1 macro on the 90mm lens. No tc, I don't have one of those yet.

QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
Well done Lori, you've captured a lot of detail in this shot!
Thank you so much, I really admire your macros!

QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
A very nice capture Lori.Macro work can be very rewarding.--charliezap
Thank you very much, Charlie! Yeah, when you hit one in 100 right, it sure feels good! LOL!

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excellent,

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Thanks so much, CC!

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Your DOF and main focus area is spot on.great work!!
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate the kind words!

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Impressive. I tried cropping the image various ways to see if it would increase the impact by getting rid of some of the "dead" space on the left, but I couldn't quite get the aspect ratio right. Other than that, I can't see what you'd improve here.
Thanks so much, MSL! Yeah, I felt that was the best "composition" I could come up with on this one. I don't recall cropping this one a whole lot.
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Right on both counts ! It's a great macro and a disgusting subject haha. Well done.
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Right on both counts ! It's a great macro and a disgusting subject haha. Well done.
LOL! Thanks, Dave!
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