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Old Mar 7, 2011, 3:06 PM   #1
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I decided to chuck the LC55 for a while and go with straight 300mm zoom. I know I'm not very good at exposing white flowers, but that's all I have in my yard at the moment.....Would appreciate your advice.


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Very nice without the lc on, way better sharpness.
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Very nice without the lc on, way better sharpness.
I was afraid somebody was going to say that.....I should be able to do better with the LC! Really don't know what I'm doing wrong...
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Beautiful shots Saly love the color of the California Bees! And the sharpness is great...there is no set of rules for Macros/Close ups as far as I am concerned whatever works the best and easiest to get some great shots...
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LTZ, thanks for the encouragement, means a lot. I used a tripod with these shots, maybe that's the secret. These bees seem to take on the color of the flowers they go to, by getting covered in different color pollen, and their wings reflect the color of the flower.
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yup tripod is need if you want to true 1:1 macro. It is impossible to hand hold with that kind of mag with good dof.
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yup tripod is need if you want to true 1:1 macro. It is impossible to hand hold with that kind of mag with good dof.
Yes, especially with the Oly 70-300mm without image stabilizer compatibility. I hope that's the problem!
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It really does not help to much at 300mm and small aperture. You really want to shoot that on a tripod. You are talking about really slow shutter speeds at f16-f22 and 200iso. Unless you want to push up the iso to 800, that will help you pick up shutter speed to avoid camera shake.

Personally all my really tight in macro shots are taken on a tripod. But my hand held stuff I back up to 100-150mm when using the long zoom.
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How did u train the bees to hold still long enough to use a tripod?

I think my bees have 4 cups of coffee before they show up for work.
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marco of insects is all about patiences waiting for the right moment to snap it.
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