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Sep 30, 2018 13:15 |  #1096

Archibald wrote in post #18719233 (external link)
Iridescent longhorn beetle on wild rose. Might be Plinthocoelium spp.
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Beautiful looking beetle, Archibald...and an excellent shot.


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Sep 30, 2018 13:24 |  #1097

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This one might make Levon Biss nervous...............

Ah - well, my bug was alive!

Back when I was a teenager, I used to kill bugs (in a proper cyanide killing bottle) and then mount them into lifelike positions with insect pins and rubber cement. I had quite the collection of wasps, beetles, mantises, and so on, in bug boxes. If only I could re-learn that skill. That would set the stage for doing really good focus-stacked pics of bugs.


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Sep 30, 2018 13:26 |  #1098

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More of the smaller world............
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Great shot! The blending of art and science.


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Sep 30, 2018 14:37 |  #1099

In lieu of buying a dedicated 100mm macro lens, a friend suggested I buy the Canon 500D 77mm Close Up Lens ($157).

1) I have a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 G2 and I tried to google "compatibility" and didn't succeed. How can I find out if this works with my lens?
2) Is this a reasonable item to buy for a person who rarely shoots macros?

As a thank you I'm going to post my 100-400 macro-wanna-be shot.


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Sep 30, 2018 14:40 |  #1100

Archibald wrote in post #18719331 (external link)
Ah - well, my bug was alive!

Back when I was a teenager, I used to kill bugs (in a proper cyanide killing bottle) and then mount them into lifelike positions with insect pins and rubber cement. I had quite the collection of wasps, beetles, mantises, and so on, in bug boxes. If only I could re-learn that skill. That would set the stage for doing really good focus-stacked pics of bugs.

Ok if you find them dead, but to kill for a picture? Even it' s just a bug I question the need.




  
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Sep 30, 2018 14:51 |  #1101

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In lieu of buying a dedicated 100mm macro lens, a friend suggested I buy the Canon 500D 77mm Close Up Lens ($157).

1) I have a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 G2 and I tried to google "compatibility" and didn't succeed. How can I find out if this works with my lens?
2) Is this a reasonable item to buy for a person who rarely shoots macros?

As a thank you I'm going to post my 100-400 macro-wanna-be shot.


I used the Canon 500D for several years and had great success with it (my own opinion  :p). I used it with my 70-300mm lens. You get more magnification at the long end. At 300mm, I was getting around 0.7X as far as I recall. That is pretty good. At 200mm, you will get a bit less. Working distance (front of lens to subject) is also important in macro photography. The working distance will be around 500mm (18"), which corresponds to the name of the closeup lens.

The pic of the iridescent beetle (post 1093) was with the 70-300mm/500D rig.

That is a great closeup of the spider with the 100-400mmII!


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Sep 30, 2018 14:51 |  #1102

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Ok if you find them dead, but to kill for a picture? Even it' s just a bug I question the need.

Agreed - but those were different times back then.


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Sep 30, 2018 16:44 |  #1103
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If you're an itty-bitsy bug and you see this sneaking by, keep still. Keep very, very still ...


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Sep 30, 2018 16:54 |  #1104

Dubi wrote in post #18719373 (external link)
In lieu of buying a dedicated 100mm macro lens, a friend suggested I buy the Canon 500D 77mm Close Up Lens ($157).

1) I have a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 G2 and I tried to google "compatibility" and didn't succeed. How can I find out if this works with my lens?
2) Is this a reasonable item to buy for a person who rarely shoots macros?

As a thank you I'm going to post my 100-400 macro-wanna-be shot.


This is a really nice shot, Mary.


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Sep 30, 2018 17:30 |  #1105

Spencerphoto wrote in post #18719450 (external link)
If you're an itty-bitsy bug and you see this sneaking by, keep still. Keep very, very still ...


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Scary! Nice angle.


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Sep 30, 2018 21:17 |  #1106

pcs wrote in post #18719376 (external link)
Ok if you find them dead, but to kill for a picture? Even it' s just a bug I question the need.

:rolleyes::eek:vmad:oops:


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Sep 30, 2018 22:51 |  #1107
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Archibald wrote in post #18719483 (external link)
Scary! Nice angle.

I confess that I prefer shooting animals, birds and bugs 'in context', including enough of the background and setting to make the picture seem more like it was taken on safari rather than the zoo ;-)a

I particularly enjoy the hunt, trying to catch the critter in a typical pose or setting, though this results in a rather low keeper rate. Much more practice required!


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Oct 01, 2018 00:18 |  #1108

Choose your own caption..........


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Oct 01, 2018 01:19 |  #1109

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Now THAT is what I call closeup! Amazing shot.


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Oct 01, 2018 02:30 |  #1110
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Newly-hatched Lacewing larvae.


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