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Offline yndesai

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Bug closeup
« on: July 28, 2014, 07:22:45 AM »
There are good macro photographers here would like to
listen from them about improving my technique.

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Offline koolseen

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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 08:12:31 AM »
nice try Desai... I think the petal and the leaf in the foreground is distracting and the photo could use a bit of brightness / highlight...... IMHO

Offline HansrajVyas

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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 08:49:37 AM »
Very nice !! A little increase in highlights would help, imho.

Offline LightWave

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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 11:10:32 AM »
For good macros you need to illuminate your subjects with nice diffuse light. Also get a clearer vision to it.

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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 02:10:50 PM »
 Nice shot desai ji
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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 03:28:32 PM »
Light is less, otherwise good shot.
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Offline GIRISH22

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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 06:00:14 PM »
Light is less, otherwise good shot.

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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 10:14:40 PM »
I have got a RAW image of this and will try to improve the
exposure by +1.5. I am worried that the white in flower might get over exposed but
will attempt since everyone is complaining about the low light.

Next weekend homework.
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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 01:20:03 AM »
Clicked hand held no additional flash with 1:2 macro lens (I know this is not a true macro lens)

there's no rule that a macro image has to be taken at 1:1...there are a number of macro lenses which are not 1:1...infact 2 of mine from nikon need an additional TC to make them 1:1 lenses. Even a 1:1 lens need not always be used at full setting.

in terms of technique (i know you've asked "good macro photographers" but im still answering) - apart from the diffusion of light bit mentioned - you need to get the camera sensor parallel to the subject - thatch the first thing to keep in mind while shooting macros. Usually everything else works only if you've got this bit correct first

coming to the pic you've posted...i quite like it...it may not be technically flawless bit its a good start...i like the way you were able to "see" contrasting colours and patters..
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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 06:53:14 AM »
Thanks for encouragement friends. . .
Will attempt more this monsoon. . .
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Re: Bug closeup
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 12:25:56 AM »
nice attempt..liked it