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Resting Dragonfly........
Lens: Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro Camera: Pentax K-3 Photo Location: Perth Western Australia ISO: 50 
Posted By: eaglem, 12-07-2014, 09:50 PM

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12-07-2014, 10:21 PM   #2
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OMG. This looks very detailed.

I guess, you shot it with a tripod right?
12-07-2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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OMG. This looks very detailed.

I guess, you shot it with a tripod right?
No, hand held. I rarely use a tripod or a flash. Thanks for the comment.
12-07-2014, 11:37 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
No, hand held. I rarely use a tripod or a flash. Thanks for the comment.
OMG. If you don't mind, can you please critique my photos please?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/41-photo-critique/281742-night-trying-lea...ml#post3063910

Many had recommended me to use a tripod to get a better focus but my situation is not conducive to use a tripod.

Also, how did you get such an amazing photo handheld????

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OMG. If you don't mind, can you please critique my photos please?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/41-photo-critique/281742-night-trying-lea...ml#post3063910

Many had recommended me to use a tripod to get a better focus but my situation is not conducive to use a tripod.

Also, how did you get such an amazing photo handheld????
When shooting in good natural light you can set your shutter speed reasonably high ( I usually have mine at 200 to 250/sec) and this means you won't get camera shake. When taking the shot you use the camera as you would use a rifle, you take a breath and hold it while shooting and you squeeze the shutter button gently and don't jerk at it. As for night shooting, I then use a tripod because you are shooting with a much lower shutter speed to allow more light to hit the sensor and if the camera is not on a tripod you can get camera shake. Also remember to turn off your anti-shake in the menu when the camera is on the tripod. Hope this helps.
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amazing photo , I could never convince bugs to stay still when I was getting closer, do you hypnotize them, any hint would be helpful,
and ISO 50??
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Now you have trained the garden flies. Another beauty.
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amazing photo , I could never convince bugs to stay still when I was getting closer, do you hypnotize them, any hint would be helpful,
and ISO 50??
Here is the exif data which may help with your settings.

EXIF Sub IFD

Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) {0x829A} = 1/250 second ===> 0.004 second
Lens F-Number / F-Stop {0x829D} = 180/10 ===> /18
ISO Speed Ratings {0x8827} = 500
Original Date/Time {0x9003} = 2014:12:07 11:59:50
Shutter Speed Value (APEX) {0x9201} = 7965784/1000000
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/250 second
Aperture Value (APEX) {0x9202} = 833985/100000
Aperture = /18
Exposure Bias (EV) {0x9204} = 0/10 ===> 0
Flash {0x9209} = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length {0x920A} = 10500/100 mm ===> 105 mm
Image Width {0xA002} = 800 pixels
Image Height {0xA003} = 391 pixels

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Now you have trained the garden flies. Another beauty.
I wish I did......

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Hey EM, I love artful macros like this one that go beyond just presenting a closeup in great detail. This is a marvelous composition that emits a moody feel. Great job.

Jer
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Hey EM, I love artful macros like this one that go beyond just presenting a closeup in great detail. This is a marvelous composition that emits a moody feel. Great job.

Jer
Just lucky Jer................
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Nice Capture especially hand held
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great shot EM, I don't see many of these anymore in the desert, not many bees either. I wonder why?
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