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Ladybug | by zhensem
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Another ladybird/bug shot. The other one is here. I personally prefer this one a lot more. Feel free to tell me what you think.


Before you suggest a tighter crop I would like to point out that I'm not using a true macro lens so some cropping has already been done and I personally like the square format with the ladybug being positioned using the "thirds rule" and the diagonal of the leaf. Don't let this stop you from telling me what you think though.


If you're interested in the lens that I'm using for this shot then here's some info:


Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro


It's not a true macro lens but it can do 1:2.3 which is really good for a zoom lens. It's got a very close minimum focusing distance of just 20cm and at the 70mm it can focus on objects that are almost touching the glass.

A really good lens, which I can highly recommend.


No other optical aids were used to shoot this macro.


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This person thinks it's okay to steal photos, change them and pass them off as their own without even giving any credit or asking permission:

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Taken on March 16, 2007