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12-09-2019, 12:00 PM
I was face to face with this grasshopper almost 10 minutes.
It was supposed to be better...but...

12-10-2019, 03:03 AM
What a cute little fella. It is amazing the detail we never notice unless we get up close. The face and mouth of this grasshopper is fascinating.

12-10-2019, 07:12 AM
Thank you Runmonty. I wanted to do more photos...I still have some more from the side...But anyway I am not 100% satisfied and I feel that I have a lot to learn.

12-10-2019, 02:34 PM
I feel that I have a lot to learn.

Well this a great forum to learn. If you have a specific questions, or aspects of your photos that you are not happy with, then raise them on this forum and you will get some constructive feedback.

12-10-2019, 03:51 PM
What a cool looking face.

12-10-2019, 05:42 PM
So, for this photo I used:
Canon 650D, Sigma 70-300 (which has "Macro" mode) and Macro extension tubes. ISO 800, 1/1000.
I usually don't use so much AF...Manual is my favorite. It is more difficult, but I like it..It is more exciting to control everything and when it is a good result, the satisfaction is greater...
So, to this photo, how to have a better depth of field?
I know, it's an old story... Insects don't stand still. When is about flowers...well...I know...Tripod... Here everything is done in hurry...But...
Please, tell me what I did wrong on this photo.
What software might help me more in Macro photography ?(I have GIMP and Darktable...but I don't use them currently).

12-10-2019, 06:45 PM
there's a face only a mother could love.

i think you're off to a great start on this. what was your aperture? if possible try a smaller aperture to get a little more in focus, always try to get the eyes in focus.

for software help you'll be fine with gimp or darktable.

12-11-2019, 12:52 AM
Thank you Loki.
So, smaller aperture...
Eyes in focus.
GIMP and Darktable.
What about the stacking software (free or cheap one...I am on tight budget...)?

12-11-2019, 09:48 AM
i'm not sure if gimp does it, but i use photoshop for stacking landscape shots. sometimes i let ps do it for me,. sometimes it doesn't do too well and i mask by hand.

12-12-2019, 01:25 AM
I know Photoshop is the best, but as I am just a beginner, I'll try to get more experience with GIMP (because is ...FREE). I have never tried to stack photos...but as I like Macro photography...I think that it's a must do.
Thank you Loki.

12-12-2019, 09:04 AM
photoshop isn't necessarily best, it's just what i know. the best software out there is what you have access to and know how to use. but look around online and see if gimp has a stacking tool built in.

12-12-2019, 03:27 PM
I saw some tutorials on Youtube. Staking with GIMP...