Butterfly Macro & DOF Question

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Moxxi
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Butterfly Macro & DOF Question
Jul 4, 2010

I shot a butterfly yesterday and it's really my first time ever shooting this type of subject so I had a question. I'm showing two shots and their corresponding EXIF data so you can see f-stop and all that goodness. I was curious how to get more of the butterfly in focus. I shot with a Tamron 90mm macro lens and I was less than a foot away from the subject.

The best one of the bunch is the only one where the antennae is cut off and that is the one shot at F4.

Of course, if there are any other technical points you all can give that's awesome, but I was more or less surprised at the focus. I've only used this lens for portraits and it's been amazing all the way. Not that it cannot be amazing here, this is user error ... :o

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I prefer night photography so I shoot with the lens cap on.

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