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Yesterday was one of those dull, cold and windy days… not good for avian photography… but have camera… will take photographs! I’m still getting to know all the features of my 40D and all its add-on toys. The 70-200 zoom on a 36 mm Kenko tube gave these results.

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The tiny bee was also a busy bee… it was shot at 1/3200s, ISO 400 and f/2.8. As you can see the DoF is rather narrow. I will have to experiment a bit getting the DoF increased without loosing too much shutter speed.

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The blue fly sat dead quiet, but in shade. That was another challenge to get a good hand-held shot. If I get very serious about Macro, I’ll have to get a tripod of sorts. This shot was at 1/160s, f/2.8 and ISO 400.

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Johan I love your fly, its a wonderful picture I think.

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Jazil wrote:
Johan I love your fly.
:lol: :twisted: Well here is a real close-up shot of my fly!

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And more proof of boredom... a butterfly on rosemary.

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Johan, those are both absolutely spectacular. WOW. Was the fly stuck there or how did you get it to sit so still? And also the butterfly. Awesome, totally awesome.

Just have to add, that butterflies eye, eish...... I am speechless.

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Jazil wrote:
Johan, those are both absolutely spectacular. WOW. Was the fly stuck there or how did you get it to sit so still?


It was rather chilly here this morning. Insects become lethargic then and if you don't make any sudden movements you can have some very close encounters... :lol:

Glad you enjoy the detail of macro, Jazil!

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What's that bottle doing in the background, JvR?


Aw, shucks... gwendolen... don't give away the trade secrets! :lol:

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Gees, these pics are all really great - am going to have to give this a try!


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Wow! These pics are really awesome!
Here are some of my attempts. I love macro, these are nothing amazing, but enough to keep me happy! :lol:


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these are nothing amazing, but enough to keep me happy!

:twisted: rubbish - your pics are great!!


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C. O'Dee wrote:
your pics are great!!


Agree...

BTW C. O'Dee, if you want to get in macros - be very careful when pasting insects onto flowers ala gwendolen, the glue chows the petals if you use too much...

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the glue chows the petals if you use too much...

Eish - we wouldn't want to damage the petals now would we JVR? :shock:


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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
BTW C. O'Dee, if you want to get in macros - be very careful when pasting insects onto flowers ala gwendolen, the glue chows the petals if you use too much...


lol!!! lol!!! :lol: lol!!! lol!!! :clap:

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