Went out early yesterday. There were a fair number of European Skippers and Little Wood Satyrs around but didn't get any good shots of them. I have several pictures of this wasp but I always find them interesting.
D800, 105f/2.8, 1/4s, f/9.5, ISO 100, tripod, LV
2. This is a crop of the first image (which is also cropped) and shows one of the reasons that I love the D800 with all those pixels.
#7. "RE: Northern Paper Wasp" In response to Reply # 4
>Very sharp image and looks great at that f stop, >I guess your not going as small with the aperture you were >using on the previous body?
Thanks Gary. I have tended to shoot macro from f/8 to f/11 with the D300 as well as the D800. I try to take extra care in lining up the body with the sensor plane to minimize the effect of limited DOF. That said I do wish I had shot a focus stacking sequence for this subject for the legs and wings.
>Has diffraction been a problem?
Not really because I don't shoot smaller apertures than f/11 very often.