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Walter C Sep 18, 2005 9:41 PM

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Although I have a 20D, 3 "L" lenses, a 500D close-up filter, etc., I was caught with my 300D and kit lens when my wife insisted I take a photo of this insect.

What's interesting is that I was handholding the camera and she was holding the stick that the insect was on. So, I was surprised when I got a some decent shots. These are cropped and processed in Corel PhotoPaint.



Walter C Sep 18, 2005 9:43 PM

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He's only about 2 1/2 inches long. Here's a further crop. BTW, used the on-camera flash at about 8 inches.



Walter C Sep 18, 2005 9:44 PM

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Finally, this one - cropped at about 400%. Guess I'll have to use that kit lens a little more often.



Murmurmel Sep 26, 2005 9:41 PM

Love the expression in the last one-she's hamming it up for her photo shoot!! :|

They're such cool looking insects, aren't they??

Walter C Sep 27, 2005 9:20 AM

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Definitely cool-looking. Don't know what that was hanging out of her mouth, tho.

Here she is with my son.



mommy_culleton Sep 27, 2005 7:58 PM

Terrific shots!! Tell him to say one for me!!

Rose


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