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canis

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I have to admit to having bought a fairly idiot proof camera while away (Nikon Coolpix P510). This thing has a 42x optical zoom and can be as manual or automatic as you want (means I get to play with the settings and produce rubbish while the Mrs just has it as automatic and gets the pics right first time). The results from the camera are amazing in most circumstances. The link below has a few of the shots we have taken so far and please remember it has been a very long time since I have used anything but my mobile to take a picture before this....

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canis

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He is good isn't he. We also had a pair of these living under our sun deck, which then became loads of them when the babies came out towards the end of June, though the recluse spider also living out there got a lot of them...

 

Porceliamone

This cost me a tenner, but so L'Oreal.
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OK, this is my contribution to the world of piccies..!

This picture was taken with my point & shoot, Nikon Coolpix L3. It has 5.1 effective megapixels! Bet your jealous aren't you..?! :no:
Is that Amsterdam? It looks like it to me!
 

snowy

Champion Elect
snowy those are amazing shots. Can I ask what gear and settings you use please?
Thanks :)
For these I used a Canon EOS 550D, Canon EF100mm f/2.8 Macro, Kenko extension tubes, Canon 500D close-up lens, Diffused 580EX II Speedlight.
But just recently I bought an MP-E 65mm Macro Lens and an MT-24EX Twin Light. :) They have added yet another dimension to my Macro work. ;)

I'm afraid so Olivier, I am not able to venture far from home at the moment...
Thank you and the The Pits for taking an interest.
 

Porceliamone

This cost me a tenner, but so L'Oreal.
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Fantastic shots snowy

Are you focus stacking at all or do you have a setup that just gets the shots at the right moment? Thinking about it I'm guessing the compositon and shot angle is the key with your work...side on profiles, opposed to shooting 'down' the subject?

Either way, having such a shallow DOF can be a right pain in the arse with macro work, I'm sure!
 

snowy

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Thank you very much Speshal, Olivier and Brogan. :D

Fantastic shots snowy

Are you focus stacking at all or do you have a setup that just gets the shots at the right moment? Thinking about it I'm guessing the compositon and shot angle is the key with your work...side on profiles, opposed to shooting 'down' the subject?

Either way, having such a shallow DOF can be a right pain in the arse with macro work, I'm sure!
I don't focus stack, I haven't got a decent tripod so I take all my photos hand held with flash. I very rarely photograph dead creatures (which seems to be the norm with focus stacked bugs) as I think photos of critters are more interesting if they are doing something. Even if it is just looking at me as if to say "bugger off you annoying little git! "
 
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