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Old Jun 6, 2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Rather than investing money on macro lenses, I've been playing with stacking the LC55 and Raynox 250 on my FZ35. While they don't come close to DSLRs with a real macro lens, I'm pretty happy with them....for a bridge camera

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Old Jun 6, 2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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Saly,

really impressive shots!
My favorite is #4, I like these little hover flies.

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Old Jun 6, 2011, 1:41 PM   #3
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Saly, you just keep raising the bar, on your outstanding photos! It sure keeps our interest up, as well as inspiring us to try different things!

The last one is my favorite also; but all are exceptional!
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For macro shots like this try focus stacking. Software like Helicon Focus will take your shots and create 1 image all in focus based on your individual shots.
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Thanks Stefan and Carol.

Bynx - I think you are referring to a process where you take multiple shots and the software combines them so more of the subject is in focus? I will definitely have to give that a try. Thanks for the suggestion!
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very nice, very thin dof with 7 diopters.
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Great series saly

#3 and #4 are my choices for best shots
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Just keeps getting better.
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Are you sure you don't work for Nat Geo?
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Thanks Sho, yeah the DOF is ridiculously thin, plus I have to get within 3 -4 inches of the subject!

Thank you square one, Chris and Craig!
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