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...here's my first real attempt at macro nature photography. taken this morning in my garden i have to say those who do this regular I take my hats off to you as it's not easy at all.....that's the censored versionGrin

all comments,crits and advice warmly welcomed

Lens:Sigma 105mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:New Horizons...
Username:Gary_Macleod Gary_Macleod
Uploaded:12 Jun 2011 - 12:02 PM
Tags:Fly, Frustration, Wildlife / nature
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2011 - 12:14 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

As a first effort, it's not bad at all, it could do with a little more DOF, don't be frightened to experiment with smaller apertures (F8-13) and if necessary higher ISO's to give you better shutter speeds. If you can use a tripod, do so, but when doing this kind of photography they can be a major hinderence. Be prepared to get stung by nettles, bees, wasps and lots of other nasties.....I hate Horseflies.....grrrr
But don't lose heart and keep practising and the results will come, you've got yourself of to a good start already with the lens your using which is a very capable piece of kit. Good luck and I look forward to seeing some more work from you.....

Ade

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2011 - 12:18 PM

As Ade says keep trying and the rewards are great. Buy some knee pads as well and be prepared for mud and bites. DOF is the hardest part as you are in so close and thus hyperfocal distance is non existent. A tripod and remote release are essential or a beanbag for the lower ones.
Good pof on this one and well focussed on the eye.
Richard

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2011 - 12:22 PM

Great start, you've got some nice detail in this. Macro work can be very frustrating at times but it's worth it!
Gemma

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2011 - 7:50 PM

Great macro for a first attempt!
Sam.

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Gary_Macleod
12 Jun 2011 - 10:20 PM

thanks everyone

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edwood
edwood  6 Scotland
16 Jun 2011 - 12:14 AM

Great start Gary, keep them coming.

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