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Johan van Rensburg
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Unread post by 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 post by 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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677 Last 5 lifers: Caspian plover, Western marsh harrier, Rüppell's vulture, Spotted crake, Lesser jacana

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Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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