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A Fly, a Grasshopper & an Ant get spied on by a macro lens...

 
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Jun 13, 2018 03:41 |  #1

Picked up my first macro lens a couple of weeks ago and enjoying this new challenge. Never have I cursed at the wind more than the past couple of weeks.

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Jun 13, 2018 03:52 |  #2

The ant one is quite interesting,what are they doing?
I see you have the Canon 60mm? Why did you chose f10? I did some experiments on mine the other day with dead insects and I think f13 is sharper (I will do some more)




  
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Jun 13, 2018 04:44 |  #3

davholla wrote in post #18644403 (external link)
The ant one is quite interesting,what are they doing?
I see you have the Canon 60mm? Why did you chose f10? I did some experiments on mine the other day with dead insects and I think f13 is sharper (I will do some more)

Not sure, was a lot of ants looked like they were attacking but they didn't seem to be causing any harm so *shrugs*.

Honestly fstop I'm still experimenting, I will need to do some sharpness tests to decide how high I can go before there's a drop off in quality but I felt so far that f5.6 to f8 was sharpest and it drops off from there.


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Jun 13, 2018 10:57 as a reply to  @ Ospi's post |  #4

The title reads like the beginning of some wierd “three insects walked into a bar” joke

Nice shots


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Jun 13, 2018 11:35 |  #5

Looks like you're off to a good start with it. Cursing at the wind is part of macro photography. ;-)a When you start bumping the magnification up, it gets geometrically worse. Even when the wind isn't blowing, the things you're trying to compose still wiggle and move. Ugggh. It is most certainly challenging.


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Jun 13, 2018 12:34 |  #6

Ospi wrote in post #18644420 (external link)
Not sure, was a lot of ants looked like they were attacking but they didn't seem to be causing any harm so *shrugs*.

Honestly fstop I'm still experimenting, I will need to do some sharpness tests to decide how high I can go before there's a drop off in quality but I felt so far that f5.6 to f8 was sharpest and it drops off from there.

It is not just sharpness but depth of field that is important.




  
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Jun 13, 2018 13:40 as a reply to  @ davholla's post |  #7

By the way, the grasshopper might be a cricket


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Jun 13, 2018 15:40 |  #8

davholla wrote in post #18644661 (external link)
It is not just sharpness but depth of field that is important.

Very true, but I've noticed the dropoff is so severe that it looks like I completely missed focus, so I'm weary for now. But will keep practicing at it.

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Jun 14, 2018 00:24 |  #9

Excellent start to your macro photography.
I suspect the ants will be milking the plant hopper nymphs for honeydew.
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Jun 14, 2018 03:49 |  #10

LordV wrote in post #18645021 (external link)
Excellent start to your macro photography.
I suspect the ants will be milking the plant hopper nymphs for honeydew.
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Oh wow that is very interesting, I didn't feel like it was something aggressive because the nymphs were not in a panic and seemed more anxious about me than the ants. Cool info.


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Jun 14, 2018 04:15 as a reply to  @ davholla's post |  #11

be surprised if that were true, more in focus of course but unlikely sharper. The point of stacking for macro is to allow the use of the wider apertures for better sharpness without loss of depth of focus.


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Jun 14, 2018 08:55 |  #12

racketman wrote in post #18645074 (external link)
be surprised if that were true, more in focus of course but unlikely sharper. The point of stacking for macro is to allow the use of the wider apertures for better sharpness without loss of depth of focus.

Sorry I should have said more in focus without any noticeable loss of sharpness to my eye. If anyone is really interested I will post the photos (not very interesting just 2 dead bumble bees, no processing that would spoil the point of the test).




  
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