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Old Mar 24, 2010, 7:29 AM   #1
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Default A fly..... as simple as that!

Shot with the 7D and Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro, handheld as I don't have a tripod and not sure how I would convince a fly to stand where I wanted in the first place. Not really cropped, just removed some dead space from the right hand side.

Not the best as there is a little camera shake, but I was fighting for dof.
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 7:33 AM   #2
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Mark! Really neat photo there. That macro lens of your really did the trick! Thanks.
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i am actually surprised you were able to do that well handheld. good detail, and got at least enough dof to get the front half sharp enough.
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Yeah, this photo is just short of using a microscope!
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i am actually surprised you were able to do that well handheld. good detail, and got at least enough dof to get the front half sharp enough.
I decided to emulate Marks shot, and not being able to get a fly to stand still, I whacked one with a five pound hammer. Can't post the results, because there's just no DOF...

Marks shot is just going to have to be an unattainable goal...

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LOL, thanks guys..... Dave, I think a flat fly would be much easier, this one kept waiting for me to get close then would fly a circuit and land nearby and wait for the game to start again.

Dustin, I'm fortunate that the sun here is very bright so as you can see from the exit I wasn't getting bad numbers, and to be honest this was the only one that was focused where I wanted and didn't have much camera shake. Oh, and you know the jam I was telling you about, I've still not seen a fly anywhere near it!!!
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LOL, thanks guys..... Dave, I think a flat fly would be much easier, this one kept waiting for me to get close then would fly a circuit and land nearby and wait for the game to start again.

Dustin, I'm fortunate that the sun here is very bright so as you can see from the exit I wasn't getting bad numbers, and to be honest this was the only one that was focused where I wanted and didn't have much camera shake. Oh, and you know the jam I was telling you about, I've still not seen a fly anywhere near it!!!
either the flies there are strange, or the jam you used wasn't very good...

but yea, i snooped your exif and noticed your numbers were quite good thanks to the sun
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Good macro of a fly........handheld this is great.
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LOL, thanks guys..... Dave, I think a flat fly would be much easier, this one kept waiting for me to get close then would fly a circuit and land nearby and wait for the game to start again.
Well, a five pound hammer turns out to be overkill (Let this be a lesson to all macro photographers). The fly is now spread out over a few inches of territory, and is intermixed with the debris of the ornamental table he was sitting on...

Thus the lack of DOF with my Macro lens...

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Hey Mark,
I've been rather delinquent in visiting this site for a while and just realized you got a new camera and macro lens, congratulations! You did quite well on the fly too.
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