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« Reply #405 on: November 08, 2016, 07:19:22 PM »
I took advantage of the refurbished sale last week and picked up my first macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 L IS.  Here is my first macro photo with the new lens.  I was using F/4.5, which didn't give quite enough depth of field.  I will know better next time.  The lens does not appear to need any kind of focus adjustment.  Like virtually all of the L lenses I've tried, the focus is right on the money with my 5D3.

Now, does anyone know what kind of spider this is?  He/she lives near Portland, Oregon.

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« Reply #405 on: November 08, 2016, 07:19:22 PM »

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« Reply #406 on: November 08, 2016, 07:23:43 PM »
Very nice shot.

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« Reply #407 on: November 08, 2016, 08:45:29 PM »
drmikeinpdx,
May be an orb web weaving spider.
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I took advantage of the refurbished sale last week and picked up my first macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 L IS.  Here is my first macro photo with the new lens.  I was using F/4.5, which didn't give quite enough depth of field.  I will know better next time.  The lens does not appear to need any kind of focus adjustment.  Like virtually all of the L lenses I've tried, the focus is right on the money with my 5D3.

Now, does anyone know what kind of spider this is?  He/she lives near Portland, Oregon.


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« Reply #408 on: November 09, 2016, 12:00:34 PM »
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Now, does anyone know what kind of spider this is?  He/she lives near Portland, Oregon.
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Looks similar to one of this species -> Araneus diadematus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araneus_diadematus

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #409 on: November 11, 2016, 08:22:04 AM »
Wild Orchid.
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« Reply #410 on: November 11, 2016, 08:23:20 AM »
Turk's Cap Lily.
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« Reply #411 on: November 11, 2016, 08:24:24 AM »
Turk's Cap Lily.

Very nice. Well done, chrysobery.

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« Reply #411 on: November 11, 2016, 08:24:24 AM »

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« Reply #412 on: November 11, 2016, 09:13:15 AM »
Turk's Cap Lily.

Very nice. Well done, chrysobery.

Thanks!  This is a truly versatile lens.
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« Reply #413 on: November 11, 2016, 09:43:11 AM »
Turk's Cap Lily.
Lovely! Did you focus stack it? Could you share your workflow?

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« Reply #414 on: November 11, 2016, 10:31:03 AM »
Turk's Cap Lily.
Lovely! Did you focus stack it? Could you share your workflow?

Sure!

Workflow
-   Lighting: shade on a sunny day
-   6D + 100mm L
-   ISO 500
-   f/11
-   Minimally post processed in DPP and cropped quite a bit

No focus stacking.  With this lens and large (3" wide in this case) objects, I tend to take my shots 6' or so away and crop to get acceptable DOF.

At some point I will learn focus stacking, but I'd rather spend my time locating and shooting pretty wildflowers.  No criticism of those who do focus stack!  Just not my preference.
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« Reply #415 on: November 11, 2016, 10:43:39 AM »
Very nice. Well done, chrysobery.

Thanks!  This is a truly versatile lens.

+1 on the image, as well as on the "versatile" comment.

I've had my 100L for about 6 years, but use it mostly for in-studio portrait (alternating with the 70-200/2.8L IS II) and product photography. I really should get out and do some more nature macro work ...
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« Reply #416 on: November 11, 2016, 11:21:07 AM »
Old Man's Ear fungus.  Edible, BTW.  Looks as yummy as it sounds!

I can see where focus stacking would be quite useful in this case.  What's the best way to learn the technique - do a few shots and delve into Photoshop?
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« Reply #417 on: November 11, 2016, 05:20:41 PM »
Turk's Cap Lily.
Lovely! Did you focus stack it? Could you share your workflow?

Sure!

Workflow
-   Lighting: shade on a sunny day
-   6D + 100mm L
-   ISO 500
-   f/11
-   Minimally post processed in DPP and cropped quite a bit

No focus stacking.  With this lens and large (3" wide in this case) objects, I tend to take my shots 6' or so away and crop to get acceptable DOF.

At some point I will learn focus stacking, but I'd rather spend my time locating and shooting pretty wildflowers.  No criticism of those who do focus stack!  Just not my preference.
Thanks. I use Magic Lantern for focus stacking. For flowers it works only if there is no wind. Then I merge the images in photoshop. There are some free softwares too to do the merging.

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« Reply #417 on: November 11, 2016, 05:20:41 PM »