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Some recent nature pics, some macro

Discussion in 'Nature' started by sleekdigital, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. sleekdigital

    sleekdigital TalkEmount Regular

    May 7, 2013
    Ambush bugs are soo cool!




    Damsel in distress! :)
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Wow, great detail
  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Agreed. Great color and detail.
  4. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Great stuff once again.
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Awesome shots. Love the BeeIF. ;)
  6. sleekdigital

    sleekdigital TalkEmount Regular

    May 7, 2013
    Thanks all!
  7. Aurora

    Aurora TalkEmount Regular

    Awesome! I love macro!!!
  8. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Excellent macro shots and fine sharp details. Yes the ambush is extremely well taken. Beautiful to see with all shots, but that one is really neat to see. We don't have them here.

    All the best and nice work.

  9. lowbone

    lowbone TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    Nicely done. Curious as to what lens you used on the spider?
  10. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    The framing of the ambush bug and the nice solid background are very nice!
  11. sleekdigital

    sleekdigital TalkEmount Regular

    May 7, 2013
    Thanks! Pretty sure that one was taken with the Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro.
  12. Moshe

    Moshe TalkEmount Regular

    May 25, 2013
    I like your pictures :)

    I wonder what apertures did you use.

    Would using a smaller aperture capture more detail and made it sharper and would I need a tripod if I use a smaller aperture?

    I love macro pictures but I find that the blurring effect of the nearby objects are really distracting.

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  13. sleekdigital

    sleekdigital TalkEmount Regular

    May 7, 2013

    I use a variety of apertures, but I generally keep it below f16 as I have noticed diffraction effects at that point with my lenses. f8-f11 are probably my most common settings when shooting macro. I don't use a tripod, I use flash unless there is really good natural light available. In macro the only way to really get a super sharp, super deep DOF is to do focus stacking.
  14. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Agree with everybody else - stunning work once again ;)