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Praying Mantis - 60mm Macro

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by charleychen, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. charleychen

    charleychen Mu-43 Regular

    May 13, 2012
    New York
    At the park playing with the kids and a praying mantis landed on my jacket. I'm not really into macro/insects, but since it was just sitting there I couldn't resist. Plus, I just happened to have the 60mm on hand. Here's a few pics. I have a new appreciation for how hard macro photography is. At this distance, even at f9.0, the DOF is so shallow, it's hard to get everything in focus. Feedback/comments welcomed.

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  2. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    Very nice shots! Is that an invisible black backdrop you used in the last 2?
    That narrow DOF is really hard to manage sometimes. I have a hard enough time with my 20/1.7...

  3. charleychen

    charleychen Mu-43 Regular

    May 13, 2012
    New York
    The last 2 were taken with the FL-300R on. The f-stop on those were 8-9 and the ss=125, hence the dark background.
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