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    My wife and I went to a park today where I played around a bit with my 60 mm macro lens...






    And this one I took the day after I purchased the lens (last weekend):

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    Cool! Can you put that lens on an iPhone?
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    There's most likely an app for that, but it's really akward to put the phone in your pocket with it attached...
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    Very nice pics!

    FWIW, I saw someone who made a macro lens on an iPhone with a drop of water...

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    Good work with a 60. Most times to get insects you need at least a 105.
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    Thank you!

    Perhaps the 105 will be a consideration down the road. I'm thinking my next glass will be a 24-70...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSaw View Post
    Cool! Can you put that lens on an iPhone?

    Put a drop of water over your iPhone's camera lens. Instant macro lens.

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    Nice images, nice glass, BR.

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    Thanks, Allen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdrross View Post
    Good work with a 60. Most times to get insects you need at least a 105.
    Here;s one with a 105 (Nikon):
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    Congrats. Macro photography opens a whole new world. Don't be afraid to stop it down a bit for more DOF and use a flash.
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    Jumper, thanks for the tip!

    cddross, that's a great dragonfly. I debated whether to get the 60 or the 105 (I'm shooting a Nikon D5100), but thought the 60 would be more versatile on my DX body...
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    I found another bee that was good enough to pose for me. Once again, all were taken with my 60mm Micro (Nikon):










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    I don't have a Macro, just a 28-300mm but here are my recent attempts at shooting bugs. I'm debating on getting a macro extension tube, a micro lens probably wouldn't get too much use. Does anyone have any experience with them?
    The spider came into my house last night, instead of being normal and killing it, I picked up my camera and took a few pictures. It was carrying hatchlings and the lens didn't quite get the details of them. My dog then exhaled on the spider and they fleed.
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    Whoa, cool pic of the wolf spider carrying her young! That camera's good enough to get pics of the edge on your straight!
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    I have a question in regards to macro lenses and insects. I was messing around in San Diego, and had a bee land on a flower. I tried to get as close as possible, and then the bee flew off before I could get anything as close as that. I dont know offhand what lens I have, but its a pretty good one for my D90.

    Any tips would be appreciated.
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    Isaac,

    I won't claim to know a lot about what I'm doing (I guess dumb luck works), but I try to move very slowly. In the case of the most recent pictures above, I found that the little guy kept flying around and coming back to the same spot repeatedly, so I set up and then only needed to make minor movements...
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    Playing around with my new macro filters.. For $15 it's a lot of fun. For this picture I hate how most of him is out of focus/ the shallow depth of field. Taken with a Canon 40D, Tamron 28-300 with a +2 and +4 macro filter. On my lawn chair which made for an excellent background.
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    Some from me lx3 and fxr200,


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    lx3,

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