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A couple of non-astro shots (MACRO and a cat!)


Craig
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I decided to have a 10 minute play with the camera this afternoon.

 

Three macro, all shot using a Canon EOS 50D and a Canon 60mm f/2.8 lens.

 

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And a cat... indoors and handheld at ISO1600, so a little noisy.

 

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The DOF in the first one is so thin, you can tell by the outline of it's shell, it's a little distracting to be honest but the composition is lovely.


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Thanks all.

I know what you mean about the DOF Mick, I would have preferred it slightly wider but limitation of the kit (and not wanting to crank the ISO). I'm going to invest in a macro ring-flash.

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Yeah, lovely. I like the first one too, with the shallow region in focus, very clever use of the fast lens. The detail on the wing case is amazing.


 


I saw a ladybird today as well, on my Green Witch bag, it was the first I'd seen this year. Also lots of butterflies and bumble bees up to stuff in the garden. It was a glorious day and felt like mid summer.


 


JD

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The lens was the 60mm f/2.8 but it was shot at 7.1 so not quite wide open. :)


 


I would have preferred to shoot at f/10 or greater but a lack of light was defeating me.  :rolleyes:


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Very narrow depth for 7.1. That said, I don't know what the back ground was.

Nice shots.

I have some Gubbins for high speed shots - like my profile pic which is a bottle I shot. Have some lovely shots of colliding water drops and some lovely exploding fruit. Waffling now though. Maybe alcohol isn't such a good idea...

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I'll set up a flickr account and post some links. Not astro related but I'm quite proud of some of them. It all stated when I read about Edgerton's milk drop coronet. I set up a simple version of that and then started getting more into it.

Lots of mucking about with photo diodes and lasers. My favourites are the colliding water drops. I OK those using an arduino controlled solenoid valve (really hard to get the drips to fall on top of each other) and a timer for the flash.

I have been meaning to take some pictures of the cavitation when I shoot into some water but that would mean making a trough out of glass to shoot into. I have some microscope slides to shoot through into said trough. Just have to find the time to do it. This star gazing stuff has become all consuming. That, a full time job and work. The full time job being swmbo, like so many others here. ;) Work, clearly, is bottom of the pile. Ugh! Hooray for Monday. Keep smiling everyone - whatever you do for a living, it could be worse.

Happy skies.

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Enjoyed the images Craig.

Never seen a Ladybird up close before.....

Very superior pushka. Ours is 18 and definitely not too bright eyed and ageing fast. Just escorted him around the garden for his early morning constitutional :-)

(gone deaf and eyesight not brill)

Ade

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