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First go with my new toy at insects. I hope I have got the name right????

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma 150mm 2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jul 2012 - 5:32 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Black Sawfly
Username:Metro6R4 Metro6R4
Uploaded:26 Jul 2012 - 9:22 AM
Tags:Beetle, Close-up / macro, Fly, Grub, Insect, Wings
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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 9:26 AM

Forget the name! top image mate,well done.
Dennis

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84282 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 9:30 AM

Having only black and shades of green makes this image for me - brilliant!!

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Graham_P
Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 9:37 AM

A nice first attempt Paul,
You will find you need to keep the subject on the same focal plane as the camera and use quite small apertures at close distance.
On this image at f8 the body is in focus but the front leg is already soft, f14 would probably have produced a better image,

Hope that helps, Wink

Graham.

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 9:46 AM

Many thanks all for your kind comments,

Graham top tips please keep them coming & please keep an eye on my others I will be putting on.

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
26 Jul 2012 - 10:07 AM

Well spotted and beautifully captured -brilliant clarity and lovely detailed image......GrinGrinGrin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
26 Jul 2012 - 10:16 AM

Nice one well presented like it,regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
26 Jul 2012 - 12:09 PM

Like the simplicity Paul and very good advice from Graham, the only problem you then have is slow shutter speed, macro photography is hard mate!

Regards

Trev.

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NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 4:16 PM

An extremely beautiful and well captured macro photograph, so full of colour and exquisite detail throughout.

Regards Nathan

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 4:37 PM


Quote: A nice first attempt Paul,
You will find you need to keep the subject on the same focal plane as the camera

Graham.

Can somebody please explain that comment to me?

Great picture Paul I want to go more macro and probably need the same help as your good self

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 4:52 PM

Hi Ann

He means the camera & lens need to be on the same focal plane as the subject. Keeping it all level to give more depth of field. See I was listening............ lol....... I think..........

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 5:23 PM


Quote: Hi Ann

He means the camera & lens need to be on the same focal plane as the subject. Keeping it all level to give more depth of field. See I was listening............ lol....... I think..........

Not sure I get it now Paul, perhaps the meaning of the statement is to get down low - I guess that would be it! Why don't photographers speak in EnglishWink thanks

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mikepearce
26 Jul 2012 - 9:25 PM

Stunning macro with amazing dof
Mike
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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 7:30 PM

This is neat! Lovely details where it matters and well complimented by the great dof and bg colour.

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