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Old Jun 21, 2009, 10:44 AM   #11
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Greg, those are excellent. On another level of macro/closeups from what I do. One or two appear to have some sort of illumination added. Fill flash or reflector?
I'll open a new thread about my Metz flash sometime soon. I'm really starting to like the thing. Its ease of use is the main reason why.

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Old Jun 21, 2009, 11:11 AM   #12
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Default Today's shots.

I got up early to let the dogs get some run time. The macro setup made the trip on the first-thing-in-the-morning outing.

If there are any new to macro, there are a couple of things you should never do.

One is to bring three active Springer Spaniels with you. As soon as you get close to the subject, one or more of these dogs will assure the subject will run/fly to a safer location.

The second is to forget the bug spray. The mosquitos were horrid this morning, and I have proof.

The setup was the E-3/50 f2/EC-14/Canon 250D/Metz MS-15

A couple Damsel Flies






Ants on the fresh blooms







My first Dragonflys of the year







And I said I had proof. These things would swarm as soon as I stopped to get some shots off. Yes its my blood.




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Holy Cow! I go out of town for the weekend, and just get back and check in, and find we now have absolute macro WIZARDS on this forum. I'm impressed!!!

P.S. to Greg: I don't care how good the shot, I would never stand there and let that little devil suck on my blood!!!
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P.S. to Greg: I don't care how good the shot, I would never stand there and let that little devil suck on my blood!!!
Me either....two seconds after snapping that I would have squashed that bug and called the image, "The Last Supper".
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 7:32 PM   #15
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Finally got some Dragonfly shots today.

This one is back lit by the sun setting behind the trees. He was perched on a branch about 5 or 6 ft above my head.
E-30 w/50-200mm 1/2500 f/4.0 ISO 400



Used the flash on the E-30 for the first time.
E-30 w/50-200mm 1/250s f/8 ISO 200



Here he move down to a lower branch for me to get a better shot.
E-30 w/50-200mm + EC14 @ 283mm 1/250s f/5.6 ISO 200
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Default A great job done by all

You guys have put together a great series of macro images. Albeit, some are just waaaay to close for me.

As Greg already stated, I'd crush the skeeter right after I got the pic I was after.

Dont' have anything anywhere near as good to submit. So, I just wanted to give you all a thanks for posting.
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 8:48 PM   #17
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Today's dragonfly with E-30 w/50-200mm + EC14 @283mm. 1/2000s f/5.6 ISO800



Dragonfly from 3yrs ago taken with the E-500 w/20-500mm + EX25 @ 200mm. 1/320s f/5.0 100ISO
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Hey Satire,

Great Dragon shots.

That second one is a home run. Outstanding!

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Default A few more from testerday...

All w/E-3/50 f2/EC-14/Canon 250D/Metz ringflash












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