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Old Apr 25, 2011, 8:33 AM   #11
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If you're moving very fast, then yes, it isn't going to help as much. If you're moving at a slow pace, looking for subject to photograph, then I think you'll be fine. I work with my german shorthaired pointer out in the field and I'm often moving at a regular pace, and it seems to do a pretty good job. If I move very fast, then I do get the occasional bite or two, but it still seems to help. At those times, I do use it in combination with a spray-on repellent, but even then I don't have to use one with nearly as high a percentage of deet.
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 8:45 AM   #12
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Really nice detail and exposure. The dark oval on the front leg is the critter's eardrum.
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 9:23 AM   #13
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great shots!!!
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. The dark oval on the front leg is the critter's eardrum.
Thanks again for the comments,,
Jerry, when I do my macro shooting I usually stroll at a slow pace,, if you go to fast youd miss half if not all these little subjects,, they blend so well with their surroundings so sounds like that device would be the ticket
Tallgrass, thats a VERY interesting little tidbit there that I didnt know, thanks for sharing
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thanks for the comments everyone,,

Clint, to answer your question, Ive found that by adding an extension tube to the lens it greatly affects my DOF, for me macro is all about sharpness and I try, not always successfully) but I try to have for the most part a good portion of the image in focus, so therefore I find that by backing away from my subject just a little my overall DOF is better, when using tubes I just find my focus and DOF is considerably shorter, of course the magnification is greater and thats got something to do with it as well,
Sharpness and DOF is also what I'm trying to achieve. I guess that is why I'm using a tripod more these days. I have a hard time hand holding and keeping the focal point in the right place. Are you using manual focus?
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 12:42 PM   #16
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Are you using manual focus?
yes, I use manual focus 100% of the time on my macro work, when in close sometimes the lens will zoom in or out (searching)at the most inopportune moment, so I manually focus, I dont use a tripod either since the majority of my macro work is done out in a forest at a State Park, a tripod is a great tool but just to cumbersome and awkward to lug down a trail, plus I'd scare even more of the subjects away
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Jerry, you've got me curious about that device,, I went and checked it out online at a HUGE retailer,, watched a video on it,, seems great,, curious though, it would seem to me that you'd have to be stationary for it to really be affective, I wonder how it works as you stroll through the woods ??? I also assume it can be worn on a belt pack of some kind ? it appears from your pic that thats what it comes with,, it says up to 12 hours of protection for the butane and 4 hours with the replaceable pads
Just try to avoid anything with permethrin. Extremely toxic to cats and fish.
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Just try to avoid anything with permethrin. Extremely toxic to cats and fish.
This contains no permethrin and is safe for animals & humans. It is a repellent and not an insecticide.
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Jim, those shots are fantastic. The insect must have been very content feeding for you to zoom in that close.
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