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28th of August 2003 (Thu), 14:14
Here is a selection of my insects macro shots I made during the month of august ( Got my G3 end of july )
If you like it, please tell me which one you like the best.
28th of August 2003 (Thu), 22:39
i really like Moucheverte..but saying that i like them all.
I picked up my G3 a few days ago., and have been trying macro as well.
What settings do you use?
29th of August 2003 (Fri), 02:33
Thank you for your reply.
Most of the time I use manual mode and manual focus.
The aperture number is usually set as low as possible so my shutter speed is 1/200 or lower in order to avoid motion blur.
The focus is set to the minimum possible distance ( depends of the level of zoom) and then I do the focussing by moving slowly back anf forth the camera.
For big butterflies, sometimes I use the autofocus that use to work well.
That's for the standard macro mode of the G3 ( butterlfies and big insects ).
For smaller insects like ants , aphids , flies ... I used on top of my G3 lens ( I added a lens converter and a UV filter to protect the G3 lens) a reversed SLR 50mm lens that for the time being I hold against the UV filter of my G3 by hand ( I should buy an adaotator ring ).
I found this method in this forum .
The settings of the camera are the same than what I describe above just that the SLR lens if fully open and focus set to infinity , also focus of the G3 is manual and set to infinity.
For the twobees, I did not use the SLR reversed lens, but a simple 3x magnifying glass ( loupe ).
Hope this help.
Do you have a link where I can see your macros ?
29th of August 2003 (Fri), 02:55
i posted these two so far:
Butterfly - 2nd day with camera
Off to work.
I am waiting for this software to come out at he end of the month, so i can post my own online G3 gallery, the interface looks really good, and i like the way the images open in their own browser window.
thanks for the macro tips.
29th of August 2003 (Fri), 04:25
I just saw your lovely macro shots now José
(after I posted 'a' spider ) :D :D
you ask which would we prefer
I like this one (below) best .......I think
very hard to choose
29th of August 2003 (Fri), 05:32
I started doing macro shot of insects after you posted all your stuff about using reversed SLR lens.
Thanks a lot for helping me start :) .
Now that I started a web page gallery I checked what was available from my ISP and found the detailed statistic of the visists.
One interesting thing to report is that the redbug picture is the most visited :)
I guess that as something to do with the red color.
I you can post a red butterfly or red dragonfly you gonna
break your record :)
29th of August 2003 (Fri), 06:18
I added a new redbug to improve my statistics :)
29th of August 2003 (Fri), 08:53
Beautiful pictures Jose. I am a macro-aholic ;), and these very much appeal to my tastes.
29th of August 2003 (Fri), 10:27
Theses are looking very good JoseC :)
30th of August 2003 (Sat), 03:59
I looked at your pictures again as I was leaving that last time Jose.
you got pictures of unusual moths too
its hard to pick a special picture out
you must have a lot of bugs around there
I always liked ants .
well, not up close and personal
they are said to be able to 'move mountains' and never give up.
thats in the song ...'high hopes'....
and I believe it :)
I never see them much but know they can be pests.
its very nice to see the all pictures.
not easy to capture these tiny creatures in photographs
it takes a lot of patience
another good shot here
this meal seems much too big for the spider to have it alone .
30th of August 2003 (Sat), 06:44
Thanks for your comments Marie :)
Yes it takes a lot of patience to get all
these bugs shots.
I think I'll continue to add bugs to my gallery, but
I am thinking of adding a new gallery with something different, because bugs even if interesting are not very pretty :)
31st of August 2003 (Sun), 04:25
It has been only 3 days that I put this gallery on the web, and today I noticed that a spider picture has been replaced by a woman with little dressing on her.
I already fixed that, but the question is :
Do you have already experienced this problem ( gallery hacking ) ?
If yes, do you have solutions ?
31st of August 2003 (Sun), 05:16
Your bugs are all naked too, so I wouldn't really worry about it! Whoever is doing it will soon get bored and move on somewhere else (if they haven't done so already).
6th of September 2003 (Sat), 03:41
I rebuilt my insect gallery using jalbum3.5 freeware
( see link at the bottom of the thumbnails page).
Can you please tell me your comments about the software, if you use it , and if my gallery looks better now.
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