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Why is Michelle grinning? She's squinting into the late afternoon sun! But also it's the first session
with her Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead. Her previous small offset Gitzo ballhead would creep badly with a long or heavy lens.
Seen here using a Canon 300mm f/4L IS USM lens with 68mm Kenko extension tubes on a Canon XTi with cable release.
Typical long lens setup for photographing small insects.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/125s f/8.0 at 252.0mm iso100 full exif

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Guest 25-Jun-2012 11:39
I love this picture of her.
Prism 12-Sep-2007 04:05
This is one of my favorite pictures of Mom ever and I will treasure it always! Seriously, thank you Big!
John Small Photography26-Aug-2007 01:40
She is, of course, very good at this. See
John Small Photography26-Aug-2007 01:37
Yes, bascially that's correct. Otherwise the skiddish subjects fly away. It's also an issue of magnification. To get the required magnification and working distance a 300mm lens with about 56mm of extension tubes works out well.
Mother 20-Aug-2007 20:03
Cool picture but I am truly amazed that she likes to photograph insects!! The longer the lens the better to keep one's distance?
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