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ladybird

By bertie1983  
My first attempts at playing with a macro lens! Any tips on this area of photography appreciated as i found it a struggle!!!

Tags: Ladybird Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Pricegrah, martinjp, Steve-T and 2 more


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Steve-T 10 56 66 England
15 Jan 2012 9:22PM
Using f2.8 restricts the depth of field and therefore some of your subject is out of focus. Sometimes a shallow dof can be used creatively and to good effect but this demands careful selection of the focus point. Increasing the depth of field with macro requires more light on the subject which is not always possible. Another alternative is to stack several images with different points of focus - this requires software to combine the images e.g. Cs5. Hope this helps. Steve.

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bertie1983 5 12 England
17 Jan 2012 4:57PM

Quote:Using f2.8 restricts the depth of field and therefore some of your subject is out of focus. Sometimes a shallow dof can be used creatively and to good effect but this demands careful selection of the focus point. Increasing the depth of field with macro requires more light on the subject which is not always possible. Another alternative is to stack several images with different points of focus - this requires software to combine the images e.g. Cs5. Hope this helps. Steve.



Thanks steve will have to try again following your tips! Smile
iannidan 8 65 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 12:52PM
louise
try an aperture of around f11 and a tripod if possible. if you want to borrow the lens again let me know.

Ian

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