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Old Feb 27, 2014, 3:15 PM   #1
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Default Well Groomed Sphinx Moth & Leica 45mm f2.8

This guy looked less than happy with the discovery the green grass he lit on was actually astroturf. Must say he combs his hair better than I do mine though.


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Old Feb 27, 2014, 4:17 PM   #2
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That's a mean-lookin' eye in the first shot!

Impressive.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 9:04 PM   #3
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Wow! What super captures. Shot #1 leaps off my monitor and is a definite attention grabber.
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#1 leaps off my monitor and is a definite attention grabber.
I'm just glad he's not two stories tall.
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......beautiful images Alan

The critters can surely eat an enormous amount of greenery too when in the larvae stage.

I had 6 larvae mow through a patch of penta a few years ago. The larvea are really beautiful too and big, about 3.5 - 4.0 inches in length; as thick as my forefinger.

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Fantastic macro capabilities of that lens, looks very sharp.

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......beautiful images Alan

The critters can surely eat an enormous amount of greenery too when in the larvae stage.

I had 6 larvae mow through a patch of penta a few years ago. The larvea are really beautiful too and big, about 3.5 - 4.0 inches in length; as thick as my forefinger.
Wow. Those are big. I've never seen the larvea before. Thanks for posting.
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Fantastic macro capabilities of that lens, looks very sharp.

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It can be. I don't use it as often as I might because it takes awhile to get used to how quickly the DOF gets narrow. I like bokeh as much as anyone but here is an example of what I'm talking about.

This is a shot of a single raindrop (or dew?) on a fallen leaf. It was taken at f2.8. I would have liked (and would have expected) to have the whole raindrop in focus. You can see how narrow the DOF is by looking at the leaf. Not much wider than a toothpick. It cuts right through the center of the drop. Not a keeper other than as a reminder to stop the lens down.

Usually the Zuiko 12-40 or my Lumix 20 is good enough for how close I get.
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Looks great. A very narrow DOF for sure and very sharp.
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Looks great. A very narrow DOF for sure and very sharp.
Thanks James. The highlights are blown out but the purpose is to illustrate how narrow the DOF can be and if your not careful aspects of the image you'd prefer to be in focus will not be. Here's another image taken with the same lens, (same leaf actually) this time backed-off and stopped down to 6.3. Better use of the lens IMO.
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