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I was crawling on the ground beside the road taking pictures of flowers when this guy showed up. Did he do all this damage?
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Wish I could crawl on the ground. Nice shot but looks a bit soft. Intentional?
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Better there than on your nose....I'd suggest more of a glow look on this one, probably because of the yellow...all just personal you know.

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mikec wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Wish I could crawl on the ground. Nice shot but looks a bit soft. Intentional?
Maybe, maybe not!

I gave it a pretty good dose of Glamour Glow, which sort of Ortonizes a shot. But I'm still learning how to use this macro lens, and still trying to get my vision working properly, so anything is possible!! Thanks for stopping in!
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Psjunkie wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Better there than on your nose....I'd suggest more of a glow look on this one, probably because of the yellow...all just personal you know.
Ha! I slapped a good dose of Glow on her, Frank, I can try adding more. I fuddled one up with an art treatment, but not this one for fear it would disappear the green bug.
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minniev wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Psjunkie wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Better there than on your nose....I'd suggest more of a glow look on this one, probably because of the yellow...all just personal you know.
Ha! I slapped a good dose of Glow on her, Frank, I can try adding more. I fuddled one up with an art treatment, but not this one for fear it would disappear the green bug.
Very sharp focus on the bug; lovely glow on its body. Moody and muted. You resisted the temptation to shout; wise.

I am having trouble getting sharp photos with all my lenses, even though I am using auto focus. Could be the camera , could be me. And I have been experimenting with the 1/3 into the scene for infinite dof. Not yet successful. So, something to practice in addition to learning PS. Good I am retired. Matt
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Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:39 am


Very sharp focus on the bug; lovely glow on its body. Moody and muted. You resisted the temptation to shout; wise.

I am having trouble getting sharp photos with all my lenses, even though I am using auto focus. Could be the camera , could be me. And I have been experimenting with the 1/3 into the scene for infinite dof. Not yet successful. So, something to practice in addition to learning PS. Good I am retired. Matt
This is a relatively new macro lens, only had it a couple of months, and it's very tricky in ways I don't know how to describe, but it has to be handled differently than any lens I've owned. It begs for manual focus but not the usual kind. I'm still on a journey with it.
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Yes it seems soft, but no I don't mind. I think the whole picture works very well together, somewhat ethereal with the Orton glow and muted background. (OK)
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Charles Haacker wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Yes it seems soft, but no I don't mind. I think the whole picture works very well together, somewhat ethereal with the Orton glow and muted background. (OK)
Thanks Chuck. I have a lot to learn about this macro lens!
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minniev wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Thanks Chuck. I have a lot to learn about this macro lens!
I've always loved to get in close, and I was beyond thrilled when I discovered how close even point-and-shoots could get. Now that I have an interchangeable camera I could consider a true macro but they seem to start around $500 and up, for an f/2.8 anyway. So I found a pair of extension tubes for $40 bucks I think it was, a 10 mm plus a 16 mm and they can be stacked, so I'm experimenting with those (you've seen). With everything fully synchronized there is no need for the complex exposure compensations that used to be the biggest hassle with extension rings, so I need to get the camera on a tripod and do it right (although the pictures I did of the strongly backlit daffodil was made with one on a tripod manually).
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