Oak Eggar caterpillar

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Nikon Z7ii 105 MC , iso 320 F 7,1 ss 1/125

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Re: Oak Eggar caterpillar

Very nice shot

Stay healthy

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Richard D Jacobs Senior Member • Posts: 2,271
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The head is in focus, however the remainder is blurry.

Did you use a tripod?

Thanks for posting.

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Richard D Jacobs wrote:

The head is in focus, however the remainder is blurry.

Did you use a tripod?

Thanks for posting.

Richard

Depth of field at macro distances is very small - millimeters. That is the reason for the blur, not camera shake (as you imply with the tripod question).

Camera shake with large DOF would show sharp lines, not crisp in-focus areas and bokeh from blur.

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Orsonneke wrote:

Nikon Z7ii 105 MC , iso 320 F 7,1 ss 1/125

Very nice. This may be my next lens, both for macro at reasonable distance and head/shoulders portraits.

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Or perhaps using a smaller aperture, longer shutter speed on a tripod to obtain a greater depth of field.

Just my opinion.

Richard

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breakaway01 New Member • Posts: 19
Re: Oak Eggar caterpillar
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At macro distances, stopping down to f/16 for example would give you only a mm or so more DOF. If you really want significantly more of the caterpillar in focus for this shot you’d have to use focus stacking.

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Richard D Jacobs wrote:

Or perhaps using a smaller aperture, longer shutter speed on a tripod to obtain a greater depth of field.

Just my opinion.

Richard

Longer ss risks getting shaky as well , cling the diaphragm will enhance diffraction. I think this setting was the best compromise

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Orsonneke wrote:

Richard D Jacobs wrote:

Or perhaps using a smaller aperture, longer shutter speed on a tripod to obtain a greater depth of field.

Just my opinion.

Richard

Longer ss risks getting shaky as well , cling the diaphragm will enhance diffraction. I think this setting was the best compromise

The oof blur makes it look more beautiful, interesting, dreamy, artistic.  A wonderful capture.

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