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Feb 16, 2021 14:38:30   #
DrummerGuy53 Loc: Lynn MA
 
"Monarch Butterfly Catapillar"

Taken with my Nikon D3200on September 30, 2018, using an 82mm Macro lens @ 1/100, f/8. I know the antennae are out of focus as well as the leaf under its head. How can I correct this problem in the future? The body & the leaf under the body look in focus to me.


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Feb 16, 2021 15:08:30   #
IDguy Loc: Idaho
 
f16 or 22

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Feb 16, 2021 15:17:44   #
David Martin Loc: Cary, NC
 
Or try focus stacking

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Feb 16, 2021 15:40:34   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
I shoot a lot of insects. Nikon FX (sometimes DX), macro lens, Aperture, always hand held. Your light is what it is, mine allows me to shoot almost entirely with two digit F Stops, F 14 being dominant in my best and sharpest shots. I generally get pretty decent stuff - I have plenty posted, last June on you can see if it is worthwhile to try.

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Feb 17, 2021 09:49:45   #
dennis2146 Loc: So California/Colorado/Idaho
 
I generally shoot all insect macro photos at f16 with my 105mm Nikkor Micro lens due to the diminishing DOF.

Dennis

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Feb 17, 2021 10:33:45   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
Looks like focus latched onto the brighter area on the body. Maybe some supplemental lighting to even out the light would help.

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Feb 17, 2021 12:52:33   #
CPR Loc: Nature Coast of Florida
 
Increase DOF with more light(up f) and also focus-stack if you really want a lot of DOF in macro.

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Feb 17, 2021 14:17:58   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
Shooting square on would also help. The middle of the body is within the depth of field but the head and tail are outside it (head too close, tail too far away). Backing off a bit (but keeping the same focal length) would also have given more DOF.

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Feb 17, 2021 19:10:48   #
dennis2146 Loc: So California/Colorado/Idaho
 
gvarner wrote:
Looks like focus latched onto the brighter area on the body. Maybe some supplemental lighting to even out the light would help.


With respect, wouldn’t focus latch onto wherever the focus square(s) are positioned irregardless of the light?

Dennis

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