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Old Oct 13, 2008, 9:01 PM   #1
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I would love some suggestions on getting just a bit more DOF to get the entire insect in sharper focus and any other tips to improve this kind of photo. 1/500 F8 70-300 VR.

Bob H.

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Old Oct 13, 2008, 9:27 PM   #2
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That is a beautiful picture. Congratulations!
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Old Oct 14, 2008, 5:35 AM   #3
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Dear Bob, in the first placeI should say I quite agree with Artmustel : )

I often use f/8 for landscapes, thus, I'd probably use a narrower aperture (or bigger aperture number) for a closer shot such as thisto make sure all parts of my intended subjectbe in focus ( depending on theoccasion ofcourse, forsometimes a shallower DOF for a moredimentional look is preferable). My experience also taught me shooting in RAW gives a considerable advantage when coloursplay an important role. Composition is another story of course!
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Absolutely Stunning! The composition is excellent as is the execution. The only thing that I'd modify is the background. The background looks a bit digital from the sharpening after resizing for the web. Selectively softening the area will do the trick.

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Old Oct 14, 2008, 10:43 AM   #5
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wow, this is a great image
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Old Oct 14, 2008, 2:50 PM   #6
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Thank you all! I took this from a distance of approx 6 ft, the minimum focus distance of my lens. I will apply your suggestions and see what I come up with, thanks again for your thoughts!

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