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    The guys move so fast that..

    Impossible to track (me at least). So it was a case of focusing in the twig and firing off a sequence of shots hoping some may turn out ok.

    Not what I was hoping for but am reasonably happy with these.

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    Re: The guys move so fast that..

    Nice shots. #3 works best for me, because the ants are all in focus, evenly distributed across the vine, and the composition is clean.

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    Thanks Matt. I was not prepared for that sort of speed and light was pretty poor under the trees. Now that I do know what to expect, hope the next time will be better.

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    Wow! Terrific details in your close-ups. Bokeh is spot-on!

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    Thanks Victor appreciate the kind words despite the shortcomings of these shots.

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    Re: The guys move so fast that..

    I think #3 is a really great shot and an interesting capture.

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    Nice shots Bobo, can imagine how tricky these would have been - I like no' 5 - has a bit of everything - well done

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    Re: The guys move so fast that..

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingSquirrel View Post
    Nice shots. #3 works best for me, because the ants are all in focus, evenly distributed across the vine, and the composition is clean.

    Same for me. Try applying a gently S-Curve to it. I think you'll like the results.

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    Re: The guys move so fast that..

    I like #3 too. It would be good if you could bring up the colour of the ants a bit -- orange on green is a nice contrast.

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    Re: The guys move so fast that..

    Thanks Mike, Greg - will give 3 a go on both suggestions.

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    Re: The guys move so fast that..

    Hi, Bobo, very nice set! Nice details. Did you use a tripod/Cable release? What was the aperture?

    Thanks for sharing; now that I am starting to shoot some macro, I know how difficult it is and the ammount of patience/technique it demmands!

    Cheers!

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    Re: The guys move so fast that..

    Thanks Otavio. Welcome to the frustrating world of macro.

    The experts here are Geoff, Letrow and a couple of others. I am still trying to wrap my head around it.

    Setting wise for these shots - some were shot with off-camera flash, others not.

    Flash settings were mostly 1/160, f7.1 or 8. ISO was 200.
    Non-flash was 1/500-1/640, f5.6-f6.3, ISO was 1600 as it was pretty dark in that place.

    All were hand-held.

    Hope this is of some use.

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    Re: The guys move so fast that..

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Thanks Otavio. Welcome to the frustrating world of macro.

    The experts here are Geoff, Letrow and a couple of others. I am still trying to wrap my head around it.

    Setting wise for these shots - some were shot with off-camera flash, others not.

    Flash settings were mostly 1/160, f7.1 or 8. ISO was 200.
    Non-flash was 1/500-1/640, f5.6-f6.3, ISO was 1600 as it was pretty dark in that place.

    All were hand-held.

    Hope this is of some use.
    Thanks, Bobo. I think frustrating is really a proper word! At least it is how i feel with my first macro tries. But lets keep on practicing...Cheers

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