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okay, I got a new lens and this is my very first macro shot, so please be nice to me :)

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Eliasome Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Photographer
WONDERFUL capture of that fuzzy-wuzzy BumbleBee!! Clap

What's nice about this one is that BOTH pair of wings are in focus (the larger front wings and the smaller hind wings).  There are MANY "flies" that mimic bees and wasps in color and shape, but flies ony have one set of wings and bees and wasps have two sets.  Great job for your first macro!! :)
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luciekout Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
I will haveto practice macro in the future, I totally love this lens but I bought it during early autumn when most of bugs dissapeared but wait till spring :)
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Eliasome Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014   Photographer
Think of it this way, you can use the winter months to practice on inanimate subjects so you can get the hang of how different settings affect DOF, focus, lighting, and so on :)  Of course, there are also creepy crawlies, like spiders, inside every house, and so you can practice on those as well!  :D (Big Grin)   Have fun!!
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luciekout Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
of course, you are right, that´s what I plan to do :), I am not very familiar with spiders etc. but would like to try something frozen and so... Just need to be in that correct mood for this... for every case I am going to try some more macro soon :)
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ordinary-monster Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
"Boys with toys", it is said. Looks like it can apply to at least some young women also. ;) Have a nice journey in the macro world..! :)

Those little fellows are interesting to watch, so diligent at what they do while defying gravity doing it. I agree, depth of field is very delicate thing in this kind of pictures. Based on some pictures I have seen, the road to perfection may lead through several shots with various focus points, followed By hours and hours of photoshopping combining the pictures layer by layer... Still fun, I hope. :D
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
I sold my 85mm/f1.8 to get this lens, it's insane how sharp it is... got to say I am still amazed how great optics is. I think it´s my favorite lens for now. Unfortunally autumn is almost here and most of flowers are gone. I will have to wait till spring with lots of bugs :)
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ordinary-monster Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Having a camera on par with the lense helps, too. :) 

Of course depending on what you want to shoot, autumn with its dead or dying flowers might not be so bad for closeups either. Gruesome beauty, or something... Especially if there were some frost at night and you happened to be there before it melts away. If you do get frost, that is... No problem here. ;(
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
I plan to try some frost and possibly snowlakes, not sure if I'll be able to capture that but definitely I want to try it out :)
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evhwolfgang Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture!  Which lens did you get?
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi Jon, thank you. I've got Canon 180mm/f3.5 L Macro :). Awesome lens I can say, I am in love with it!
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evhwolfgang Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Lucie.  I will have to try the 180mm L.  I tried the 100mm 2.8L and it is a nice lens too. 
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
been thinking about that one too but later I´ve decided to go for 180 because of optical quality, the fact I can use it with teleconvertor and you have a greater distance which is quite important if you photograph a bugs etc. :)

for sure, it´s my favorite lens at this moment :)
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evhwolfgang Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a member of Canon Professional Services...so I'll take your advise and get them to send me the 180mm for evaluation (which I also did with the 100mm).  Thanks for your input. 
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
yes, do it... I am in love with this lens since very first moment. And let me know how you liked it!
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evhwolfgang Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Will do.  It will take them a few weeks to send it to me.  Once I have a chance to try it out I will let you know what I thought. 
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
can´t wait :)
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hellfest7 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
wonderful picture
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you my dear, I think it´s not bad for very first macro but surely I will work on improovement :)
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Malitane Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
The focus on the bee is lovely! Those wings are so well displayed!
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you Malitane, there is a plenty to learn about macro yet... I am newbie in this field but I really appreciate your feedback
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Malitane Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
My pleasure :)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wonderful shot.
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you so much Jenny, this is my first macro so I still have to learn a lot :)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well...........pretty damned good.
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful macro work! Love the colors and depth of field. Nice focus on the bee as well. Nice use of the rule of thirds. The only bit I find a little distracting is the top of the flower. It's a little more in focus than the rest of the plant so it draws my eye away from the bee a little. Perhaps think about blurry that bit a little more to blend with the rest of the plant! Other than that, really nice work :clap:
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luciekout Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
hey, thank you... actually this was my very first macro shot so I am yet getting used to it but I totally agree with you :). Maybe I will edit it a bit later or I will rather go out and try to capture something else :). We will see :)
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! It's a fantastic first shot, that's for sure :la:
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