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Harvest Mouse and Blackberries 3

By philhomer  
I won't bore you with too many more of these even though I am fairly pleased with the little set.

For the benefit of any new viewers please note that the mice are captive/pets. In fact bear with me and I will upgrade my account again so that I can show the set up.

Taken with a ridiculously good full-frame DSLR (it's 18mp blows the far-better-half's 26mp camera out of the water) and a 70-200 is L (mk1) but the trick being the use of an extension tube.
Focus is achieved by a combination of the focal length and moving millimetres back and forth.
I tend to use a smaller aperture when the subject is face-on to camera as I need the additional depth to attempt to get eyes and nose in focus whereas profile shots are more forgiving at my normal larger apertures.

As you will already know the rule of reciprocity means that I could theoretically used a slower shutter speed but I find that it is too easy to blur the subject due to the inherent movement in the subject or shooting handheld with such a shallow depth of field (due to the extension tube).

Tags: Mouse Pet Pets and captive animals Harvest mouse captive subject

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xwang 11 56 8
2 Sep 2020 11:02AM
I think it is superb as it is,.. I don't know much about the shooting technique, but as a viewer I would prefer to see the sharp image first on the wildlife shots, with the top gears in your hand, and the theory, you got a brilliant results.
I quite enjoy them, don't buried them. Although I tried to work out if I have met this little fella in my past two days, it's the first one, second one,.... not sure, really. Grin
2 Sep 2020 1:53PM
Beautiful wee chap

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