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By striker1998  
Taken yesterday, this was my first outing with my new Macro lens that I'd picked up from Park Cameras earlier in the day. I'm really happy with how this has come out as it was handheld. I do feel that the depth of field could of been a little deeper but I didn't get time to change it on this one as it didn't hang around long Sad still early days & I can try it out some more on other subjects Grin

Any comment on this picture would be greatfully received, aslo tips on how to improve my technic to get the most from this lens.

Tags: Insects Fly Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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26 May 2013 9:54AM
Very nice macro, it might be better if you choose F 11.Smile
Chen

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johnke 6 223 15
26 May 2013 11:58AM
Hi Richard, I can see your going to have lots of fun with your new Len's. My best advice would be to try and capture your subjects from slightly in front and from the side as this will give you all the detail and it would be better st see the fly's legs etc, as oposed to just looking straight down on the subject
. Well done with your first image, spot on Focus..John
fantastic macro shot love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
striker1998 10 11 United Kingdom
26 May 2013 2:26PM

Quote:Hi Richard, I can see your going to have lots of fun with your new Len's. My best advice would be to try and capture your subjects from slightly in front and from the side as this will give you all the detail and it would be better st see the fly's legs etc, as oposed to just looking straight down on the subject
. Well done with your first image, spot on Focus..John



Hi John thanks for this I'll take that on board but with this one I would of found that a little hard to do as it was sat towards the bottom of a handrail. Sad


Quote:Very nice macro, it might be better if you choose F 11.Smile
Chen



Thank you Chen, I've been out having a play again today & have taken what you said on board
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:15AM
This is a good start. I have the 150mm Sigma EX, but the earlier none OS version. It is a superb lens, but f4 is just too wide here. As you probably know, at 1:1 the depth of field is minimal, depending on aperture of course. I think this is quite a small fly and you have a wing sharp, the other not, part of the abdomen sharper than the rest etc. You needed f11 at least.

This lens, being designed for macro, performs very well at all apertures. I use mine most of the time at f18 to f22, but usually with a ring flash. You will be aware of the problems. For something as demanding of quality as macro you really need ISO100, then a small aperture, then enough light, then no camera shake. All factors that do not go together. Obviously, if you can keep all the parts of the subject that need to be sharp in the same plane, it helps.

Not easy. But you will have fun getting there.

Paul

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