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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:56 pm 
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VR 18-200mm @ 170mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/320 sec


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Was this done with the Sigma 17-70 uncropped?

Hey thomas, this was done with the sigma, but cropped!

Cheers~


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omfg what an amazing image!!!

is the 100mm macro better than the 60mm?


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 Post subject: First bee of 2009!!
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This time I'm pretty sure I captured a bee in action rather than a hoverfly :D

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You always get these stunning results, Greg.
Fantastic!
What aperture did you use?

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Hi Thomas,

Pretty sure that one was "only" f#22. I normally go the whole hog on Bee shots and use f#32.

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So that's how you have any DoF? :D Think I'll have to play more in that region, never mind diffraction.

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Only other alternative is focus-stacking. But that works only on inanimate objects.
And I didn't get any usable results so far from Photoshop CS4 :?

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I personally believe there is a fair bit of nonsense talked about diffraction effects causing sharpness problems at large f#. The only case (so far) where I have clearly seen that a large f# is causing this problem is with a subwavelength periodic structure - a butterfly wing at full macro.
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Pixel peeping is a hard habit for me to break, but softening is easily hidden on resized down images for web use. On the MP-E65 I've had to resort to its limit of f/16, and the diffraction softening is very obvious. But I chose that to get the DoF. I never remember to use bigger f (than about f/8 ) at low magnifications (less than 1x).

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Dude those are some great bee and wasp pics!


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Apis mellifera on the blossoms of the purple-leafed form of prunus cerasifera

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A bee, an ant and some flowers, all in one.

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Invasion of the body snatchers, or The Thing ?

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Now that is a weird insect!! Nice image though (first one!).
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