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Old Jun 14, 2006, 8:09 PM   #1
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A couple from tonight in Le Sueur, MN
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 8:10 PM   #2
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 9:48 PM   #3
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Very nice! All these insect photos have got me looking closer at what's around me, and I saw this one yesterday. It doesn't compare with yours, but I thought it was interesting. I was using the 50-200 lens and took it while I was waiting for my other half to pick me up after work.
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 8:19 AM   #4
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Really nice shot. I like the contrast of its body against the flower.
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 9:39 PM   #5
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please don't take this wrong. but all of the above have a tad more camera shake that i'd deem to be unacceptable.
send your hit man to d/fw. i'm in the phone book... lol (or should i be looking over my shoulder?)

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Old Jun 16, 2006, 6:09 PM   #6
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I know the nature photogs all insist that you have to take a tripod to shoot nature, and I know the tripod helps with camera shake, but every time I've gone out in the prairie and tried to take the time to set up the tripod, the subject, especially when it is small and has wings, takes off. It's frustrating as hades. I love bug shots though. The shots above are pretty darned good.    Here's my contribution. I shot it with the trusty Promaster 70-300 macro zoom on the DL. I love that lens, it lets you get in tight at 300 mm, but will still macro out to 180 mm.
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here's a link to someone that's pretty close to the king of handheld macros. i've been using his technique and it seems to work better than a monopod, to me.
http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=24569
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Gee looks like a painter extention pole will do the work instead of a monopod.
I have been looking at the Sigma 180 macro. But a 180mm and 3.5 does cause problem re camera shake and loss of one stop. It is also over 2 lb.
Nothing comes easy doing macro huh

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here's a link to someone that's pretty close to the king of handheld macros. i've been using his technique and it seems to work better than a monopod, to me.
http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=24569
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this does better than a monopod for me. why?? i don't know. i'm using a 1/2 pvc pipe now but used a removable mop handle to see if it worked.
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