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Macro experiments

M38A1

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Tourmeisters recent postings with the macro got me thinking I ought to give that a try again. So today I mounted the 105mm f/2.8 on the D500 (crop body) and poked around the yard.

This one I didn't even see the little fellow walking up the stalk until I was in post and culling. The overall shot is of a green pepper seed start that isn't but 5/8" tall. The little guy was invisible at first glance. He couldn't have been 3/16" long himself. Sun was to my favor on this one, lens set to manual focus and I steadied myself moving in and out until I thought the image in the viewfinder was clear and shot.
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This one took a little more nerve. The closer I got the more agitated they both became. To the point I was thinking "is this a good or bad idea"? I gave thought to wrapping my camera strap around my neck just in case I got tagged and couldn't drop the camera. I didn't get as close as minimum focus distance 'cause it's just a picture, right?
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I'll go play tomorrow and see what else I can come up with. I certainly understand the complexity of shooting this style and tossing in a flash? Yeah, um, no.
 
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cdc

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Careful with bugs and flowers !!
I like your night and action photos.
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The crop body gives you a little more distance, but moving in slowly and back out slowly is important. i had that nest by the garage and they got used to me coming and going and were pretty calm after a week or two.

Good stuff.
 
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The comment of "good idea or bad idea" reminded me of the cartoon Animaniacs.

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJOIf4mdus"]Animaniacs - Good Idea Bad Idea COMPLETE COLLECTION.flv - YouTube[/ame]

Nice pics too.
 
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