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Old Dec 8, 2006, 9:08 AM   #1
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Old Dec 8, 2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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I like that last shot. Very interesting perspective.
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Old Dec 8, 2006, 12:35 PM   #3
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Those are all truly excellent, and some of them were at f6.7! I don't even try less than f8 anymore on my macros. Are these handheld?

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I do not remember so exactly which ones are hand or tripod. Mixed bag I guess. I was trying to dissolve the background as much as possible, that's why I stayed away from the smaller apertures. The bug second to last was shot with f4.5
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Old Dec 8, 2006, 1:29 PM   #5
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Well, it certainly worked. When I drop below f8 I find I miss a greater percentage of shots from not being able to hold steady enough. Your macros are certainly a goal for me to keep working towards.

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What can I say. Excellent as always


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Your approach in sticking to thinner DoF is supposed to fail to get keepers. You have defied all that with flying color. Was it really dim while taking those pict?
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Thanks -and yes it was an overcast sky and thebush (Coyote Brush - BTW) with all the bugswas is in the shade of a large pine tree. On the last picture the sun came through a tiny bit and gave me some interesting lighting. I had an old Spiratone ring flash on the lens, which I dampened with a thin layer of Styrofoam from a plate, just to light up the scene a little. Trial and error basically as I am totally clueless as how to use TTL and all that. There weren't that many keepers that day.


I shot the same bush a few days later when it was much brighter and the flowers had already a lot of pollen on it. Pictures are in the works.
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Very nice captures, great detail. Jim
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Even though I'm not all that keen on creepy crawlies, these are all fantastic shots. Wish I could do that well.
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