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I purchased a S/H book the other day called....AUTOFOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY ...by...Marc Levey, it was written as Film was giving way to Digital...in it he sings the praises of using AUTOFOCUS for all tpes of photography...I know that it isusually a big No-No in the world of Macro....but I decided to break the rules to use his techniques:

Here is just one of the exciting results from my experimentation with Auto-Focus Macro Photography.......It really Works!

Yes! It works if you follow certain basic rules.................Study your subject for a little while.......ensure that it looks relaxed or pre-occupied....move slowly and try to avoid your shadow falling across it...........Get you distance from subject as small as you dare.........compose the shot in-camera if you can.......Focus on the most important point or area, keeping in mind the shallow depth of field of Macro Lenses.

Use a diffused ( I use a plastic pudding Basin) flash, camera set to f16-f11......S160.... with flash and ISO set to (100-200) to suit ambient light.......You will see in beetle shot that I held the tulip petal to steady my wind-blown subject, this means holding the camera steady with one hand as you allow it to Auto-Focus....Shooting needs to be precise, not fierce.

Shot in RAW, then naturally adjusted for tone and sharpness in CS6...they have been reduced to JPEGs for posting:

Hobbo

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A55V
Lens:100mm F2.8 macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 May 2013 - 7:33 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Manual
Title:PLANET SPIDER
Username:hobbo hobbo
Uploaded:7 May 2013 - 9:56 AM
Tags:Close up, Close-up / macro, Macro, Nature, Spiders
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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

It's an excellent result! Great image, thank you for the tips... I'll have a go because I like bugs. Your's is very nice! GrinGrin
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Ted447 e2 Member 128 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

Great image .TedGrinGrin

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Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

The technique certainly worked a treat for this shot...

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