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Old Apr 29, 2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Well, as some know, I'm moving back to Olympus for macro. The Zuikos are just too good, and the 2x multiplier doesn't hurt to make little things big.

I still had the E-3, 35 macro, 50 f2 macro, Metz 15 MS-1 macro flash, and the Canon 250D closeup lens. I had to re-order the EC-20 teleconverter to complete my macro kit. It showed up yesterday.

I wanted to get some shots, and rebuilding the special flash adapter took a bit of time, and I shot at -2/3 EV and it under-exposed everything. The wind was blowing, and that is an issue with 2.5x macro, but I'm still pretty pleased with the results.

All with the E-3/35/EC-20/250D/Metz 15-MS1 and I shot at f18 to get some DOF. All are uncropped.

Dandilion seed head



Last seed to leave (Dandilion)



Dandilion seeds.



Within the dandilion bloom



A tiny fly on the dandilion. This is the only view he gave me. Is he trying to tell me something???



The old E-3 felt great in the hand again, the muted shutter click was a treat, and the weight difference between the Nikon macro setup helped my hand held methods a bunch. Shooting macro was fun again!!!
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You have not lost your touch Greg. Love the colors and details in your compositions. Those are all excellent shots.
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You have not lost your touch Greg. Love the colors and details in your compositions. Those are all excellent shots.
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Default Same setup, mostly bugs and stuff

Last Dandilion pic



I have no idea what this is.



Maybe a really small rober fly???



An Ant



Hoverfly busy not hovering.



Another

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Those are super shots with great detail. I have to pick #2 of the second group, even though I have no idea what it is.
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Your usual exceptional captures, Greg. I'm happy to see you over here again, even if it is just for macros!
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Greg, those insects are some of the closest macros I have ever seen - outstanding! And quite a change from springer spaniels...
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Those are super shots with great detail. I have to pick #2 of the second group, even though I have no idea what it is.
I guess its a March Fly as it was ID'd from another site.
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Your usual exceptional captures, Greg. I'm happy to see you over here again, even if it is just for macros!
I'm just here to "BUG" you
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Greg, those insects are some of the closest macros I have ever seen - outstanding! And quite a change from springer spaniels...
The guys with the straight jacket don't show up at the spaniel events. When the folks around the sub-division phone in about the old guy crawling around taking pictures of his weeds, I gotta hang low for a few days.

The cheap little 35 macro combined with the EC-20 does about as good at extreme closeup as anything, certainly better than the standard Nikon selections for "field" shots.
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