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My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Just a few days ago I thought pictures like this would not be possible with my E400 but thanks to outstanding hints, tips, advice and inspiration from this forum, oh and a recycle bin full of blurs and blobs I am chuffed! Still using EC14 and 70-300mm


A fly (5) by Tim J Preston, on Flickr


A fly (4) by Tim J Preston, on Flickr

To say I am delighted is an understatement, I have got the hairy legs, hairy backs and detail in the eye but I am now well and truly hooked on mini beasts!!

Can anyone recommend a good book for ID's?

Thanks again for all the advice!

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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Well done, these are good.
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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

WOW You got the BUG Timmy ! real good !
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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Thanks both, now I know I can get better it is great fun.

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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

You are doing well Tim. Macro is a whole new world that's been happenning under around you for years, enjoy the fascination as well as the technical challenge of the photography.

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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Hi Tim, that's great progress in just a few days, no wonder you're pleased! Soon you'll be giving help to others with macro questions. It's also great to see what your camera and lens can do, just shows that even older models are capable of stunning results. In our never ending quest for the latest and greatest technology I think we sometimes forget that a camera bought three years ago is every bit as good now as it was then.
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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

It is looking good & I like the composition too.

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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Good stuff, looking forward to more!
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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Nice work Tim, addictive business this macro stuff
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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

It is exremely addictive, and challenging!

Thanks all for the positive feedback. I think movement and shake has been by sole biggest problem. These for me stand out as I was able to use a fence to lean on so there was very minimal movement.

Before I go forking out on Macro lenses I have ordered a head for my monopod to give me the extra stability.

Heres another one of the same fly.

May have got him a bit to tight in the frame and oversharpened? The detail is satisfying.


A fly (6) by Tim J Preston, on Flickr
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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Great shots well done for keeping at it will have to get the camera out.
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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Looks like you're addicted now.

Nice detail in that last photo.

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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

What an improvement in such a short time...

Well done - keep at it...!

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Re: My Macro Mission continues! Really pleased with progress today!

Stunning macros, looks like you've been doing it for years. Care to share your secrets?
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