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By Gary_Macleod'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

Tags: Frustration Fly Wildlife and nature

Voters: achieverswales, Ade_Osman, Glostopcat and 12 more

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Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
12 Jun 2011 12:14PM
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.....


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Shroomer 9 14 167 England
12 Jun 2011 12:18PM
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.
Gemma9 7 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2011 12:22PM
Great start, you've got some nice detail in this. Macro work can be very frustrating at times but it's worth it!
12 Jun 2011 7:50PM
Great macro for a first attempt!
Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
12 Jun 2011 10:20PM
thanks everyone
edwood 8 3 Scotland
16 Jun 2011 12:14AM
Great start Gary, keep them coming.

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