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Unread postby katydownunder » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:54 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Interesting perspective, the redbug – it somehow landed up on the windscreen of my car near Shingwedzi and I thought it would make for an interesting shot.


:lol: And I thought I was the only one thinking that it might be an interesting idea to take a pic of an insect that landed on the windscreen of the car..... :wink:

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And another Insect that liked our car.
This little guy was sitting on the rubber edge of the side window and was just about 1,5 cm long.

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Again not a 'real' macro, but my most favourite close up.

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Unread postby elpaco » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:13 pm

not a real macro but it qualifies as an insect :

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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat May 03, 2008 8:04 am

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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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat May 03, 2008 10:26 pm

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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Unread postby J.D.O » Sun May 04, 2008 6:59 pm

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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Delicate beauty

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:11 pm

I do not have all the right lenses, but somehow certain beauty shines out, no matter what.

This was taken at Shitlehave dam.

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Re: Delicate beauty

Unread postby Caracal » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:06 pm

Just found this thread MM...love your pic.
I also love photographing the smaller delicate things....

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Re: Delicate beauty

Unread postby Caracal » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:24 am

Thank you lion queen and JustNature. :D Another of the pretty flowers I found in the West Coast NP

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