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    Pictures where taken with my Sony Alpha.

    I've been trying some different thing to see what results I get. Different lenses, tube combinations, etc. Last night I tried something and it was a huge waste of time.

    Anyway so far the best shots have come from my 18-70 zoom lens because I can get better DOF, the extra f-stops are needed when magnifying this much, then with the 70-300 zoom I have.

    I have used different combos of the tubes. Most of the time all 3 tubes, 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm all stacked together.

    For lights I have a stand that has 2 - 250 MH lights attached to it. I usually have the subject in a makeshift light box. The light box is made by: white tissue paper over some PVC with the lights shinning through the white paper to soften it. I also use a trouble light that I hold at certain angles get the lighting the way I want.

    The camera is tripod mounted with shots lasting just under 1 sec to 6 sec fired by remote cable.

    This info is for the last shot which is of D.regia.


    Hope this helps.


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    Thanks for the info. Here's a shot from my new Canon 100mm macro. Need to get me some extension tubes!
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    Nice, Larry.

    I see that it caught some cat hair........


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    Larry what are you feeding that plant!

    You need tubes and I need a macro lens.
    I'm looking at a 105mm f 2.8 macro lens. I just have to decide if I want to spend the $$$ for the lens. With the tubes I can get very good macros, but the extra speed in the field would be great.


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    Anybody missing a cat? Can't go wrong with a true macro lens. That was taken hand held using only natural light.
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    Wow you have a great camera (and plant) and those pics are amazing. I am a new poster on here and I have had my drosera for a little less than a year. You can check out my post I made in the Introductions section. I also just posted pics that I took today of my sundew with my new Canon SD1000, including a few macro shots like yours. Check em out.

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    Every time I see these pictures I am absolutely stunned. Fabulous job again. PLEEEEAAASSSEEEE keep them coming!
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    What brand extension tubes do you use? Canon specific, or Kenko?

    As well, what is the background you are shooting against for the first 3? Is it a light box with a black sheet?
    Oh boy.

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