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Old Apr 30, 2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default Wasps, I don't like'm but they make good macro material.

I hate wasp's, I know they are useful critters but I don't like them flying around me.
Only this one didn't really fly it walked up my desk at work, so I took a snapshot and then it just tumbled over.
Never new a flash could do that.

Exposure Time 1/125
F Number f / 11
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Focal Length 105mm
Ring Flash

The next images are also at f/8 but with a Raynox DCR250 , DCR150 stacked added what give a 4:1 magnification. If I'm correct.

I really don't know anymore how many shots I stacked and I didn't difuse the flash enough. On the other hand... I think they are usable.



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Old Apr 30, 2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Looks good to me, very nice combination.

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 4:08 PM   #3
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+1 on nice combination . . great shots
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 5:19 PM   #4
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That's amazing, but ugly, just too close for me, did it survive?


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Old Apr 30, 2012, 5:54 PM   #5
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Amazing detail !!
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 8:28 PM   #6
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Remarkable fine detail, and undeniably excellent photos, but it looks like the making of a nightmare!
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Old May 1, 2012, 7:16 AM   #7
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Wonderful work Ronny ! Superb detail. Have to say I like #1 best ... there is life and it looks like you are the target
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Great detail and color. How close to the subject were you with that combo?

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Ronny, back in the cold war days we, as children, were taught in school that when we saw a bright flash to "duck and cover" . They were referring to a nuclear blast(flash of light), and we were to get under our wooden desk to cover up and prevent (supposedly) damage to ourselves. A completely ridiculous and worthless action if you ask me. Maybe this wasp had some of the same training and the camera flash triggered his response.......
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Old May 1, 2012, 1:46 PM   #10
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Ronny those are horrible photos!

What I mean is the topic is horrible, the actual photos are terrific.

If that wasp had been on my desk, a camara wouldn't have been what I reached for. It would have been something heavy and lethal! Either that or a quick exit

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