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  1. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Took a few pictures today at a park nearby, thought these two insects were cool.





    I've always liked pictures of bugs... anyone have any good ones?
     

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    Nice work. :thumb: Now work on depth of field.
     
  3. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    How did you get them to stay still? Haha. Look you can see through his eyes. Cool. Just Kidding.
     
  4. Gusitar

    Gusitar Chimp

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    You're mind is about to be BLOWN!
     
  5. Gusitar

    Gusitar Chimp

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    Your. . . . :o: :stupid:
     
  6. the BIG cheese

    the BIG cheese The STUFF

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    Gusitar, are they yours? Beautiful nature work.....aint them louisiane swamps purdy?
     
  7. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    It's a Sony DSC-F717. Tiny sensor = tiny focal lengths = no DoF control.
     
  8. Gusitar

    Gusitar Chimp

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    I wish! No, I've had an SLR for less than a year and Ronnie has been shooting for over thirty years. My stuff is just starting out. I have a bunch of pics in storage that haven't hit the digital darkroom yet. I also need to come up with some ca$h for bigger and faster glass for the Canon. So much to get out of bed for; I'll rest when I die. :thumb:
     
  9. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Huh? What does that mean?

    Nice picture there. Can't wait to pick up an SLR - the working distance when shooting macro with my F717 becomes literally 2-3cm.

    No money for it at the moment, though :(.
     
  10. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    those are really great. I'm jealous of your macro :thumb:
     
  11. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    Wooo Tulips!!!!
    I just got some sweet macro shots of some big spiders I will try to post them after I get them developed (I'm still a purist)
     
  12. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    :thumb: I'd love to see them.

    What are you shooting macro with? My goal within the next year or two will be a D70 (or equivalent if Nikon replaces it), kit 18-70 lens, plus two lenses: a wide range telephoto (Sigma 80-400 OS, Nikon 80-400 VR), and a good sized macro lens that'll give me some decent working distance. I love shooting macros of bugs but the working distance on the F717 is simply too small - I hunted that green guy all day before I finally found one that would let me close enough to take a shot before flying away.
     
  13. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    mxer338 Monkey

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    sweet pics guys, bugs are very interesting for some reason...
     
  15. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Very nice, Toshi! :thumb:

    :drool:

    What's the working distance like for small insects? And is the size/weight penalty worth it - that is, would you buy the same lens over again or would you go with something smaller and deal with the shorter working distance? Say, a 90mm?
     
  16. Gusitar

    Gusitar Chimp

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    I used the contraction of 'you are' instead of 'your' in my previous post; just a correction post. I certainly didn't want a brain fart to go unnoticed ;)
     
  17. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Wow. Thanks for the link. His work is incredible. I can't stop flipping through them.
     
  18. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    hey that looks like my bug... herman
     
  19. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    i think the rule is that 1:1 for macro lenses comes at 25 times the focal length. in any case for my 180mm macro 1:1 is at 45 cm, which is a comfortable distance. i think the lens is great since it also serves as a reasonably fast (f/3.5) telephoto, sparing me from covering that range.

    non-macro shot with the 180: