View Full Version : my first insect macro!!!

06-10-2003, 06:36 PM
ok, so they aren't the best, but hey, it was my first attempt ;)





-- Lisa

06-10-2003, 10:34 PM
Awesome for a first or not! If you wanted to get the flower more in focus , try a larger F stop. That was a Geck hint to me on macros. She said try F11 but I only have a 9.5 & it worked.
Anyway I thought you did great!:cool: :eek: :D :clap: :clap:

06-11-2003, 08:00 PM
i'm really not sure that the camera will allow me to change the f-stop - since it pretty much controls everything else I do..

I'd eventually like to either upgrade to a better digital, or i've got my eye on a macro lens that does up to 5x lifesize - but the only drawback to that is the fact that i don't have a dslr - so i wouldn't be able to use it freely - and its fully manual focus ;)

06-11-2003, 08:33 PM
I think these are wonderful, Meri! Just keep on keepin' on, GF.

06-11-2003, 09:30 PM
so they have insects in Maine :-) just kidding. Nice shots I really like the second one.

06-11-2003, 09:41 PM
Looks like he's stuck in there! Quick! Grab a coolpix!!! :clap:

I *think* I know the macro you're talking about...lol... what a weirdo lens, huh! MP-E 65mm? I would love to try it though. In the meantime, I inverted an old 50mm onto the *new* 50mm I got with the Canon, and it works pretty well! I do want a real macro, like the MP-E65 (http://www.photo.net/photo/canon/mp-e-65/) or a close-up filter, like the 500D though.

06-11-2003, 10:30 PM
yup, thats the lens... goes for about $800 at B+H Photo.

but for that price, i'd consider scrapping the coolpix and getting a dslr body and the lens....

as for the ant being stuck? nope it was just feeding on the nectar in the flower :)

06-12-2003, 12:05 AM
yeah, that's a lot of cash for a lens! I just watched one on eBay that was mint... It went for *only* $620.00.


Bobby D
06-12-2003, 06:18 AM
These are are really good macros, you did a great job with limited equipment.

06-12-2003, 09:09 AM
Neat shots and the flowers themselves look great too. Ant's are not exactly the easiest choice for your first insect macros. I've been trying for ages without any success.


06-12-2003, 11:20 AM
C'mon...let's see a SMILE on that face! These are FANTASTIC!! You deserve ....
:clap: :clap: :clap: