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Old 12th of December 2006 (Tue)   #1
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Default Eye eye captain! lol - 1st attempt at Macro

Hi all.

This is my very first photo post in the macro forum and my very first attempt at macro photos. I've always been interested in close-up and macros for some time now. Even before having a SLR.

I got my very first own macro lens this morning. A Sigma 105mm F/2.8 DG Macro. Just a little help too while I'm here posting. I thought with these macro lenses you could get close ups without actually being close kwim? I was quite close with this picture and any advice would be nice on getting the same effects without being near. I'd like to do bug ones and don't want to be on top of them, so to speak

Thanks for reading. C&C welcome. I need to learn.

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Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Image Date: 2006:12:12 12:04:44
Flash Used: Yes (Manual, red eye reduction mode)
Focal Length: 105.0mm
CCD Width: 5.13mm
Exposure Time: 0.020 s (1/50)
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO equiv: 400
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual

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Old 12th of December 2006 (Tue)   #2
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Default Re: Eye eye captain! lol - 1st attempt at Macro

Welcome to the Macro forum Lisa. You will get lots of help from the people here. Good shot of the eye. I'm afraid that you generally have to get quite close when using a macro lens. Check out the Tips from Macro Pros thread at the top of this page. That's a real good place to start. Good luck and I look forward to seeing more of your macros.

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Old 12th of December 2006 (Tue)   #3
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Default Re: Eye eye captain! lol - 1st attempt at Macro

Thanks for that Joe.

I'll definitely check out that thread [IMG]http://www.***************com/smilies/happy/happy0144.gif[/IMG]

Editing to add the image above was handheld too.
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Default Re: Eye eye captain! lol - 1st attempt at Macro

You are off to a good start- lovely sharp eye shot
Think the minimum focus distance of the 105mm is about 4.5" from the front of the lens.
Just takes a bit of getting used to.
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Old 13th of December 2006 (Wed)   #5
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You are off to a good start- lovely sharp eye shot
Think the minimum focus distance of the 105mm is about 4.5" from the front of the lens.
Just takes a bit of getting used to.
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Excellent. How do you get the wasp shots?

I'd be too scared to get that close
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how do you get wasp shots....

very carefully
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