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Ants

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

    sclamb

    Jan 2, 2007
    London
    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:

    http://sclamb.zenfolio.com/p230095858

    Simon
     
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