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    We were having a beer out on a friend's patio and this tiny guy (less then 1") dropped onto the serving table next to us. Had the camera with me so quickly set up and grabbed a couple of shots.

    Slightly different approach from what I would normally do and went b/w on the 2nd on a whim.

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    The fine detail and colouring of some moths can be astounding.

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    I've taken plenty of moth photos like the first one, and they always seem lacking to me.

    However, that B&W - especially with the reflection - is fabulous. I hope you don't mind, but I'll probably steal that idea the next time I have a nice most to work with!

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    Thanks Geoff.

    Thanks Bill. Please do share those. I will surely be able to learn more from what you will do.

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    I love the B&W

    my experience of shooting bugs is that most shots that work are the front, side and top view, either 1:1 ratio or shooting the whole insect.

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    I agree, the B&W is very nice, Bobo. The reflection, detail and you conversion all really have worked well.

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    Thanks Steven. Appreciate the angle tips.

    Thanks Paul. Glad the on-a-whim works. Might try more of those.

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    I would have to agree that I like the B&W the best. Nice job

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    Love the colours. Would really like to see No2 in colour.

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    I think he is kind of lost, in the b&w version. Would also like to see the second shot in color, with a bit of the forground cropped off.

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    Thanks Jon.

    Thanks Andre, Steve. Your wish is my command. Colour version. I will see about cropping the specks of dust in the foreground but that means losing the reflection. Will do that and see how it looks first.

    Appreciate the suggestions.

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    Honestly I'm feelin the black and white photo more. It has an almost 50's horror movie look to it, except it's much sharper. I would hate to find one of these in my bed

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    Thanks Jason. At the displayed size, I would too but not to worry, it is pretty tiny, less then an inch long.

    On the subject of cropping - the new camera is amazing for its resolution. Very little if any loss of detail even at this very large crop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Thanks Jason. At the displayed size, I would too but not to worry, it is pretty tiny, less then an inch long.

    On the subject of cropping - the new camera is amazing for its resolution. Very little if any loss of detail even at this very large crop.
    I would hate to say it but even though it's tiny I would still scream like a child if i woke up with that in my bed. What camera/ lens are you using? I didn't even realize this was a crop.

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    Hi Jason.

    Camera - Canon 5D3
    Lens - Sigma 150mm Macro.

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