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Oct 13, 2013 12:33 |  #1

Bought a brand new Canon 100mm "L" yesterday. Just did some practicing. This pic. was shot with a 60D in AV mode @ ISO 500 and f/7.1.

Seems like something is "lacking". Any thoughts? Thank You.


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Oct 13, 2013 12:37 |  #2

very nice,looks great,i bought a set of ex tubes from a member here i hope they get here so i can try some macro,nice shot


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Oct 13, 2013 15:03 |  #3

It's not a bad shot by any means, but I think it's "lacking" good lighting.



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Oct 13, 2013 15:17 as a reply to  @ mannetti21's post |  #4

You are suffering from inadequate DOF, witness the OOF left antenna and right rear leg.. Focus stacking would help in that regard. Or, increase the focusing distance and crop the image. ;)


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Oct 13, 2013 15:21 |  #5

mannetti21 wrote in post #16367986 (external link)
It's not a bad shot by any means, but I think it's "lacking" good lighting.

Is the lighting issue something that can be controlled/adjusted with the camera or is it a function of the natural light? Thx.


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Oct 13, 2013 15:25 |  #6

chauncey wrote in post #16368012 (external link)
Or, increase the focusing distance and crop the image. ;)

By this do you mean to take the picture standing further away from the subject? Thank You.


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Oct 13, 2013 15:29 |  #7

Bogino wrote in post #16368020 (external link)
Is the lighting issue something that can be controlled/adjusted with the camera or is it a function of the natural light? Thx.

In this particular case, I think better natural light would have resulted in more contrast/pop.



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Oct 13, 2013 15:54 as a reply to  @ mannetti21's post |  #8

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Oct 13, 2013 23:04 |  #9

I kind of like it, but think your position was wrong. If you'd moved just a little bit the antennae would have been sharp & the pistil/stamen at the back would have been blurred, which would reduce my interest in them.


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Oct 13, 2013 23:15 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #10

Just my opinion: a flash would've helped; it doesn't have to be one designed for macro. I use a homemade extender/diffuser that slips over my Speedlite.

You nailed the focus; head and body look sharp. A higher f-stop would have gotten more of the legs and antennae in focus. I usually use a minimum of f/11 on my crop (40D), f/14-16 on my 5DIII.

But really, I think it's a pretty nice shot.


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Oct 14, 2013 01:37 |  #11

I'd post a higher resolution image - you can go up to 1024 on the long side.
It looks pretty good to me, but you might try a slight bump in sharpness.
BTW - what is this weird thing? It looks dangerous.


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