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Closer attempt

Closer attempt
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close
Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-04 11:02
Viewed: 3898
Points: 28
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I was impressed what people here like Naki ot Mike have been able to do with home made close up lens attached to compacts cameras, and I wanted to try too!

So I took the first lens out of and budget x2 Teleconverter, put it over my sony close up, and this is the best I did.

I know the DOF is very short and aberration is quite hard, I am afraid the lens is too bad. Nevertheless I find the image is quite interesting.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/6 - Manual - On the ground.

Fisher, Paulosousa, slrnovice2, gerhardt, carper, marhowie, Signal-Womb, red45, Luc, Anton has marked this note useful
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To Fisher: Thanks, I have experimented.extramundi 1 07-04 12:18
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Hi Felipe,
Excellent capture, not that bad, cool shot.!!!
The details are great. Excellent work.

It takes abit getting used to the settup. The body becomes the bellows unit. Any slight movement by you is about a centimeter or more in focusing. Very short focus and DOF as you are finding out.
It's fun and challenging, that's why I was hooked on it, it was like a game. LOL
Push the DOF if you can, the bigger the number the better.


Hello Felipe!
Cute catepilar! As cute as my today bird :-))))But I'm affraid my little bird could eat your cute catepilar ;-)))

Hi Felipe, I love the experimentation and it's a pretty good result. It's certainly close, any closer and you'd be inside! Good and sharp too, just very narrow DOF. Keep it up, good work :)

This is an interesting experiment. Nice details were its sharp. This is like a drug. Once bitten your hooked. Hang in there and its tuff but rewarding. Very nice for a first try, really.

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-07-04 14:15]

Εξαίρετη μακρο φωτογραφία Felipe.
Αν και με μικρό βάθος πεδίου η εστίαση είναι πολύ καλή. Οι λεπτομέρειες φανταστικές. (gr)

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-04 14:19]

fantastic one Felipe,
very good macro with fantastic details good colours and a very good pov and a good dof, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-04 14:21]

I think you did a great job, Felipe. Amazing details on that caterpillar. Much closer than I would normally care to be. : P
What interesting colors and patterns on the body. Keep up the good work, and TFS. : )

Very interesting shot Felipe, Great details within your DOF. I think your experimentation turned out some very good results here. Well done!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-07-04 16:08]

Hi. Splendid macro. Excellent portrait, perfect details.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-04 17:42]

Hello Felipe,
This is very close!
Excellent detail,great colours and interesting patterns.
A great experiment,well done.


This is a good capture Felipe, it would come in handy for those hard to see details. The detail in the center is very sharp and clear, the falloff around the edges Id say has more to do with the optical limitations than shallow DOF. Its an impressive macro though, good work.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-04 18:50]

Superb result as a first time experiment Felipe. Details are very good, sharpness also. Aberration is always problem with low budget lenses. Insect looks really weird - I wonder what is this circe of spots on its head? Eyes? Great work and I hope to see more from this field!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-07-05 9:22]

Hi Felipe, this is a very good shot for the first try. Quality of the lens really matters in macro photograpy. The details in the middle are fantastic, so the colours. I bit less zoom might have some positive effect to The Dof.
Thanks a lot for mentioning my name in the note my friend :)
Very well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-08 11:16]

Hello MF Felipe!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: good.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good weekend!

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