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Jan 03, 2015 12:35 |  #1

Am practicing on Macro for upcoming visit to Costa Rica. This shot taken with Canon 60D with 100mm Macro lens shot in AV mode at f9. Edited with LR 5. Any suggestions or comments for improvement? Thank You.


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Jan 03, 2015 15:18 |  #2

Have fun on your trip!

Sorry I am just not finding the subject very interesting.


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Jan 03, 2015 18:04 |  #3

Macro is a rather specialized field requiring some planning up front...generally you would want your whole subject in focus
save the times that you're seeking an artsy feel about the image. Additionally...heed your exposure>blown highlights. ;-)a


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Jan 03, 2015 18:42 |  #4

I agree with mamaof2 and chauncey, but realize the shot is just a test.

Taking a pic with a macro lens is easy. Making it a good pic is more interesting. You need to consider DOF, lighting, camera shake, subject movement, and so on. It gets more interesting as you get closer.

Costa Rica is a cool place. Will you be shooting bugs? Then practice shooting bugs. Consider equipping yourself with a flash unit and a good diffuser for it.


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Jan 03, 2015 19:00 |  #5

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Will you be shooting bugs? Then practice shooting bugs. Consider equipping yourself with a flash unit and a good diffuser for it.

Yes. I'll be targeting poison dart frogs, various bugs, spiders (likely those will be at night time), moths etc. What flash would you recommend for the 60D as I don't have one and have actually been thinking of buying one?


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Jan 03, 2015 19:28 |  #6

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Yes. I'll be targeting poison dart frogs, various bugs, spiders (likely those will be at night time), moths etc. What flash would you recommend for the 60D as I don't have one and have actually been thinking of buying one?

I use an 580EX. I think many on this forum might suggest a Yongnuo. Do some reading on flash diffusion, because bare flash gives too harsh a light. Folks often make their own diffusers.


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