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Macro selective focus parallel over plane of subject

 
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Mar 10, 2006 06:30 |  #1

Fellow macro-ers.
I have trouble keeping narrow plane of focus parallel with most important part of insects as they're moving. Like this shot I hand held:
http://aesop.rutgers.e​du …ects/slides/Woo​dAnt_1.htm (external link)

Takes me about 10-20 tries to get it frequently. Anyone have user experience tips to make this easier? Faster? More reliable?

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Mar 10, 2006 08:01 |  #2

Lovely shot you did get anyway. Just a couple of suggestions
1. You could bait them with something they like so they actually stop or don't move so fast.
2. Maybe what you are doing anyway but I have had reasonable success in watching which direction they were moving and laying in wait prefocused and shoot as soon as they come into view. I've never had much success in actually trying to follow them with the lens when using it at highish magnifications (ie >1.5:1)
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Mar 10, 2006 08:58 |  #3

For me, sometimes it took me more than 20 shots to get one right. You pict is outstanding! Generally, moving insect is a pain to shoot. I normally give it a miss or wait for it to settle down. :)


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Mar 10, 2006 09:01 |  #4

If i were to be photogarphing an Ant in controlled environment this is what i would do, paint each end of the stick that it crawling on with an indelible marker, then he wouldent cross the marked lines for several minutes, giving you ample opportunity to photogarph it ...




  
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Mar 10, 2006 18:46 as a reply to  @ Action_Man's post |  #5

OK folks, so I'm not alone. My hands are shakey, but I'm not alone.
LordV - if I had more time, instead of having the grip-shoot-run, disorder, then I could wait critters out.

Action-Man - You are joking me? Or serious? If serious what brand of indelible marker did you use?

I just never have enough patience or time time to wait the insects out. Then the breeze comes just when I don't have my plant spike with me...

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