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    Some new macros

    Milkweed Long Horn Beetle
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    Jumping Spider
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    Hover Fly
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    Re: Some new macros

    Wow! More spectacular images, Jim. The positioning and composition on the beetle, spider, and hover fly are really special. And the detail is unbelievable, especially on the bee and the hover fly.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Some new macros

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Wow! More spectacular images, Jim. The positioning and composition on the beetle, spider, and hover fly are really special. And the detail is unbelievable, especially on the bee and the hover fly.
    Nothing more to be said really. This is specialised area into which I have never ventured and you, Jim, have really mastered it. Spectacular images.

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    I'd love to be able to achieve images like this - they make me want to try harder.

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    Re: Some new macros

    Strewth, that hover fly is fantastic!

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    Well done Jim!

    What lens are you using for these?

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    Re: Some new macros

    Thanks for the comments.
    Rick,I've been working with composition more than just "getting the shot" lately.A little more difficult,but it's working out nicely.
    Kit,for some real inspiration check out this site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/
    I hope to reach that level one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    I hope to reach that level one day.
    They, too, are outstanding. But you do yourself an injustice.

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    Re: Some new macros

    Thanks,Colin.I'm working with a Sigma 150.The Hover Fly shot was done with the 150 and a 36mm tube.Looks like there may be an MPE-65 in my future.

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    Re: Some new macros

    Donald,
    Thanks for the kind words.I do feel I've improved a great amount this year.

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    Re: Some new macros

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Kit,for some real inspiration check out this site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/
    I hope to reach that level one day.
    I'm with Donald: those are great images, but if anyone had forwarded one to me and told me it was one of yours, I would have accepted it without a second thought.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Some new macros

    Brilliant Jim

    (and yes, you have improved)

    I'm gonna have to get organised and see if I can get a bit closer to this than my current level of snapshots with on-camera flash.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Some new macros

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Kit,for some real inspiration check out this site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/
    I hope to reach that level one day.
    I so much admire that guys work, but he has a set-up I can only dream of. But, that's also an excuse in a way. My main problem is focus - dodgy eyes make auto-focus the only real option and it tends to be a bit hit and miss.

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    Re: Some new macros

    Very nice studies.

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    Re: Some new macros

    Great images! I used to see a lot of excellent stuff like this done by Dr. Deepak Rao of Bangalore, India. He was extremely helpful when I first started macro shooting and we corresponded by email. I have not seen his work posted on any forum lately.

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