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09-24-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
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Lens: 90mm Camera: Pentax K200D ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 3s 

First Macro Shot....tear it apart ....not quite sure whether aperture was recorded in exif as it was a manual K mount lens...

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Wow...a 3 second shot on a bug! That is a tough way to ever get a sharp shot. Looks like you need to use a flash to crank up the f stop and get enough DOF and light to really show off that sucker. We don't get many mosquito shots....would love to see you do it again with more light and DOF.
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Oo...I actually tried working with the built-in flash, however what happens is that the wall where the mosquito is perching bounces back the flash and the wall itself got overexposed. I am not sure what to do in this situation...>_< Suggestions?
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If there is no other source of light I would say adjust the output of the flash until the mosquito looks right unless the wall is meaningfull.

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Ahh.....! Is that doable? To change the strength of built in flash? I need to go back and play around with my menu settings.
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Turning down FEC turns down the hotshoed or on-board camera output.
But front-on (axial) flash produces notoriously dull macro images (other than if a circular macro flash is used). This is where off-camera softened lighting brings the best out of macros.

A good effort in ambient light.
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That's not a mosquito, that's a gollywomper.

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Thanks for the responses! Right now i am thinking of just getting a flashlight and hopefully someone in tow to help me hunt these bugs, but when i actually get some funds, what should i really be investing in , in terms of professional lighting kind of thing for macro photography?

Dragonfly, you made me lookup gollywomper to see whether i mistook the insect's species! >_<
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