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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by TexIndian, May 8, 2005.

  1. I shot this while fooling around with different configurations. I used an 80-200 f2.8 with a 27.5mm extension tube - on a tripod. This is roughly a 50% crop from the original.

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  2. I am so envious. What a great shot! Maybe we could put together a macro tutorial. I'd like to be able tyo take shots like this one.

  3. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    very nice indeed. great DOF also.
  4. You could do this with your 70-200, Rich. I used a Nikon tube, but the Kenko set for $100 is more bang for the buck. I just set up about 5 feet from a popular perch and waited. This was taken in bright sun with a very light cloud layer, lens set at 200mm, no filter other than UV, ISO 800, 1/30 @ f16 (those tubes eat a lot of light). The extension tubes are a little vexing because they play h*ll with your AF and limit the distance you can be from the subject.
  5. Stunning shot John. Congratulations for your patience, it must be great.
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