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Macro Insects

Vix1986

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Hi Everyone!
This is my first time posting :)

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Hello and welcome to the forum. When uploading pics, be sure to tick the "Full image" box so it will show full size. I've done that for you here.
 

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Thank you I will do
 

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Nice shot!
 

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Thank you Kayak
 

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Good effort: nice composition, blurred, uncluttered background and nice colours. I don't think the eye in sharp focus. The shadows on the insect needs lifting on post processing.
What was your Aperture, Shutter speed and Lighting?

Here is an excellent example of what you should be aiming for:
 

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Nice shot but no exif details, why not have a ride to this thread and introduce yourself. Oh btw I'm an ex Winsford and Crewe man.

Who Are You ??
 

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Good effort: nice composition, blurred, uncluttered background and nice colours. I don't think the eye in sharp focus. The shadows on the insect needs lifting on post processing.
What was your Aperture, Shutter speed and Lighting?

Here is an excellent example of what you should be aiming for:
Hi Mike

Thanks for your feedback. My aperture was 5.6, iso 250 and shutter speed 1/1250.
Is removing the shadows something I can do on lightroom? Im fairly new to all of this :)

Nice shot but no exif details, why not have a ride to this thread and introduce yourself. Oh btw I'm an ex Winsford and Crewe man.

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Thats not far from me at all, small world!

I shall post to the thread, thanks for the suggestion, I wasnt really sure where to start
 

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Hi Mike

Thanks for your feedback. My aperture was 5.6, iso 250 and shutter speed 1/1250.
Is removing the shadows something I can do on lightroom? Im fairly new to all of this :)
With insect photos increasing your depth of field is important. Use a smaller aperture and increase your ISO to maintain a good exposure: F9 and ISO 800-3200. You can lift the shadows by moving the shadows slider to the right in Lightroom. It is in the general first panel.
 

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A nice composition but my thought too was it is a little soft, the shutter speed is fine but go for f8 and use a single focus point and ensure it is over one of the eyes
 

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Thank you Mike and Stan I shall take your advise and try increasing aperture and go from there !
 

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Very nice composition - that's one of the hardest things to master, good job, excellent first posting! The technical side will come with experience and lots of great advice from folks here.
 

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