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Old 11-26-2007, 12:33 PM   #11
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That is so cool, thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:45 PM   #13
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Absolutely Amazing!!! 8O I am totally jealous of your talent!!
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Absolutely Amazing!!! 8O I am totally jealous of your talent!!
lol. That's very kind, but it's nothing more than a combination of good glass and determination. Anyone can do it. Really. - Frank
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Amazing pics as usual!
You are a master photographer as well as a master breeder!

I was seriously considering this lens, but decided against it because of the incredibly small depth of field and the short focal length. (I mostly take macro photos of live insects outdoors.) How do you take such crisp photos of a moving subject with such an unforgiving lens?

Keep 'em coming - it's interesting to watch these fish develop.
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Please. I already have a head the size of a bus.

OK. I'll admit it. These may be the two most difficult photos I have ever shot. Even I am amazed at the incredible level of detail in the developing tissue.

The technique is frustrating and tiring. I basically rock the camera, backward and foward on two of the tripod legs as the primary focusing method. It's insane, but there's really no other way. This critter would not stop moving, unless it was facing me, head on. It's always that way. Could not get it to move higher in the water, either, which made for an inferior shot. I may try this one again, tomorrow. lol. - Frank
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Looks like you need to ask Santa for one of THESE !

I can imagine that these shots must have taken a long time to take. Beside accurate focusing, the fish had to be aligned EXACTLY perpendicular to your lens barrel I have a hard enough time getting good nose to tail focus because my subjects always seem to be tilting slightly away or towards me. And I'm using a 180 mm macro with alot more depth of field than your lens!
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Focusing rails

Hi. I had a great macro focusing rail set-up and sold it almost immediately. It's useless for anything that moves. You really have to track the fish over a wide rang and all directions. In the end, it's nothing more than a very lucky grab shot that saves the session. The technique is very crude, but a good test of your patience and steady hand. - Frank
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