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Old Jul 16, 2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default A bunch from Friday (FZ35+LC55)

Sorry if I've gone overboard!! It was a cloudy overcast day Friday, so my FZ35 really struggled to get the details, but I kind of like the soft, muted results.


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Old Jul 16, 2012, 1:35 PM   #2
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That is a bunch of great shots Saly, well done on all!!!!!!!!!

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What do you do to get your creepy crawly creatures to pose for you, talk nicely to them or what? and hey, don't apologise about the quality of your shots, they are spot on, thanks to that overcast day there are no distracting shadows. More please.
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Excellent shots! This is why I don't post any pics any longer. This is the subject matter I shoot most of the time, but with results so far less.

I have tried the LC55 again a few times recently, but without any good results. Out of all the LC55 shots since I bought it, I think all images have been scrapped. I just don't understand why I am unable to make it work. Your shots give me another boost to try again, but am not sure what to change for anything acceptable. I am shooting at distances of 1.5-2.0 inches (without LC55) for attempts at these kinds of shots (well, we have no dragonflies, but butterflies and bees galore).
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Thank you Gordy, jj, Grounded, Roger!

Roger - please don't get discouraged and please keep trying. My settings are: P mode, ISO 80 - 200 depending on light situation and how fast the subject is moving, spot focus and spot meter (usually, but I do change the meter mode sometimes). I typically get to about 18 inches from the subject and zoom as much as the AF allows. Really concentrate on placing the spot focus on the "head" of the bug because you always want the eyes to be in focus. I shot a lot of still flowers for practice before I was able to capture moving insects. Start with bugs that don't move too much like the skipper butterfly.
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I absolutely love the soft, muted appearance of these wonderful images! Again, as they are all so beautiful, I cannot pick a favorite!
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Nice macro work there. I guess LC55 is a macro lens for the fz35? I like pics 4 and 7 the most.
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Carol - thank you so much, you are always so kind!

peruchox - LC-55 is a closeup conversion lens (+2 diopter) you screw in front of the camera just like you would a filter. It uses an adapter tube and works with all the new FZ (35, 47, 100, 150) cameras.
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Those are great! And thank you so much for posting your settings. Wish more folks would share that to help out rank amateurs like me.
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