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My First Springtail and other virgin macros


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Saw my first springtail last night, and also found out how difficult it is working with insects at high (5x lifesize) magnification.

After this brief attempt I have only got more respect for insect macro shooters. I found it really tiring work shooting these critters.

I think I made life hard for myself by not removing the tripod ring from the MP-E which made handholding very awkward. At least that's my excuse ;) :rotfl:

Springtail 1
(not quite in focus!)

ISO100, f/8, 1/250, 65mm, 5:1 Mag.


ISO100, f/8, 1/250, 65mm, 1:1 Mag.


ISO100, f/8, 1/250, 65mm, 1:1 Mag.

Need to spend a bit of time and a lot of practice methinks.


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Nice ones there Dave :smashin:

My favourite is the Mayfly, pity you clipped the wings.
The Springtail is a bit overexposed, but the focus looks fine to me.
The spider could do with some of the RH side cropped off IMO. Lovely bokeh though.


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