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Old Dec 23, 2009, 10:37 PM
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Frog/toad.....not sure. got the wife to hold it for me. I like the pattern in the eye.

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Old Dec 23, 2009, 10:39 PM
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Cool Grasshopper sitting on a Dubro tire from one of my RC models.

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Old Dec 23, 2009, 10:43 PM
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Morning Glory with dew

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Old Dec 23, 2009, 10:45 PM
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Spider on my broom. Forgot the name of this spider, but they are common in Iowa and I believe poisonous (?)

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Old Dec 23, 2009, 10:56 PM
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Got to love the macro lens.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 11:19 PM
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Got to love the macro lens.
Believe it or not all my close up pics were taken by a point and shoot camera. Pentax Optio s5z, about a hundred dollar camera.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 02:41 AM
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They look good...to bad they aren't in RAW. Could really make those pictures look even better. A few minor adjustments go a LONG way. Just setting the WB and Blacks help a ton.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 08:52 AM
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Good shots, Dave. I had lots of macro fun with my Nikon 3700. The small sensor & lens of point-n-shoot cameras makes it easy to get a large depth of field at close distances.

With DSLR, ISO400 and 1/125 of a second (good for hand-held sharpness), the depth of field at minimum focus on my macro lens is about as thin as a piece of paper. Similar settings for the 3700 gave about 1/8" or better, more useful for flowers & bugs. DSLR macros require either very bright light or flash with diffuser.

The 3700 was a 3mp camera with a tiny sensor; Canon XSi is a 12.5mp, crop sensor (63% of 35mm frame size). These two shots are 5 years apart, similar subject and look. The 3700 was easier to shoot, and quality is good up to 8x10, though with substantial editing to reduce grain. The XSi required steadying of the flower in the wind even with flash, but image quality is much better out of the camera with little editing required.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 08:55 AM
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Al...when you shoot with your D40...you should always shoot in FULL MANUAL. I can't stand not having control over ISO, Aperture, and exp time. Also, you could correct the brightness in the face of the mantis in Adobe Camera RAW, but you have to shoot in RAW in order to take advantage of the program.
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately my D40 and lens were sold a while back. I miss them a lot but the Fuji S5100 and S5700 suit my needs at the moment. Perhaps the Fuji software is also capable.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 09:14 AM
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Al, all I use is a Vivitar 5488 pocket digital comes with w/t housing for capturing subs as well
I especially like the underwater shots. A subject that captures the imagination.
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 09:20 AM
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 12:20 PM
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AL P, which part of IA are you from? I'm eastern Iowa
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 01:16 PM
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AL P, which part of IA are you from? I'm eastern Iowa
Dave, I'm in the Southwest part of IA.

I like your macro photos. I've tried to get close-ups of that mosquito-looking thing but they always fly away.
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Old Dec 25, 2009, 12:50 AM
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Cool pictures took me nearly and hour to go through them all.
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