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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:09 pm 
here is a caterpillar i found, shot with my d80 18-55 lens, aperture priority mode, on a yellow card
i shot in raw, and did a little processing in capture nx2, just changed the brightness and cropped

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here is a link to the originals, there is a couple of others in there too
http://www.flickr.com/photos/supervillain/sets/72157605313084441/

thanks for looking

edit added closer crops of 2 of the images :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Its a pity, you couldn't get closer. Yours has a nice pattern!
Those caterpillars can be quite fascinating from up close. I think our members here from Australia and Asia could show us some beasties :shock:
Perhaps you should get a close-up lens/filter to add to your kit-lens.
Btw.: I think your image-quality is good enough to try a little closer cropping!

Beneath is one of those that crawled across my way, when I had my 35mm/2.0 ready. Still had to do some cropping.
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Hairy, huh?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:55 pm 
thanks, i will try a bit closer cropping and see how that works

i need a macro lens or a close up filter..it was frustrating, i kept trying to get in and it just wouldnt focus :(

that shot you took with the 35mm? thats good to know it can get a little closer, i am looking into that lens


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:19 pm 
i cropped a couple of them closer, i just edited the original post...

thanks again thomas


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:28 pm 
I like the color contrast very much on the first image, some caterpillars can be beatiful just like this one and some can be pretty creepy!

Nice capture, i think you could get a bit closer tho :)


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Much better now! You see, the IQ can take quite some cropping :)
The 35mm/2.0 is a very nice lens for all who love
1. excellent sharpness
2. light weight, small size
3. very good dof-control
4. good available light capabilities
5. magnification of up to 1:4.2!
You have certainly already looked here or there!?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:04 pm 
yes, i agree they are much better...
i have looked extensively at your lens write ups! very helpful!


btw, a close up filter does what exactly? what will it allow me to do...obviously wont be as good as a macro lens?? what is a good one i could look up to see if it suits my needs??


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Here's some advice on this issue.
And another good read there.

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