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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by fuss, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. I took these with my D50 and Sigma 105 Ex, I got as close as focusing would allow, I also used a tripod. I cropped the images to almost 100%

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    I am still trying to get a handle on insect macro photography as the subjects move a lot and the DOF is usually narrow so I miss focus on a lot of shots it seems.

    cc welcome please.
  2. sclamb


    Jan 2, 2007
    The second looks the best. Ants are not easy to photograph as they move in random directions. I had most success with them using my macro lens handheld with a flash kit to freeze the motion and provide more light when shooting at f/11-f/16. The tripod will limit how well you can follow the movement.

    I have some ant shots here:


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