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New to macro, first effort, not so good.

 
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Sep 30, 2012 02:02 |  #1

I just got my 100 f/2.8L Macro lens this week. This afternoon I tried it out for the first time. The only thing I could find to shoot was ants. I discovered they are small, fast moving, and hard to shoot. I was lucky to even see them in the view finder. I was pretty disapointed in myself. Tonight I was taking out the trash and found a little friend with and hour glass on her belly. She was slower, larger and stayed still. It's a terrible image, but It gave me just enough encouragement to want to learn and do better. I couldn't get close enough to the ants to get a macro image. Any advice would be very much appreciated. At this question, would it be better to get macro tubes, or hold off on them? -rick

1st effort: Ants on a bird of paradise. 100 f/2.8L Macro. f/6.3 1/200, ISO-1000

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#2 Spider, 2nd effort. 100 f2.8L Macro. f/8 @ 1/100, ISO 1600
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Spider 2 IMG_Elements 1 0874 - Copy_edited-1 (external link) by alazgr8 (external link), on Flickr

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Sep 30, 2012 02:03 |  #2

Keep up the good work.


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Sep 30, 2012 10:34 |  #3

Good start. Ants and bees are hard subjects as they are always active. Try sun basking flies or feeding hover flies and butterflies.


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