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Old Oct 21, 2006, 1:07 PM   #1
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Spent 1.5hrs this time.....less subjects than the half hr shoot I had...so had to look for smaller things to take....and what else more common than ants! and of course other insects like the long legged fly and the tiny small beetle!

FZ10+Raynox 250, F8, 1/60s, ISO50, 2 diffused flash

#1: Hairy ant


#2: Top view...see the spike!


#3: Another type of ant taking a sip....from a small cluster of flowers


#4: My Reservoir


#5: Little Beetle
Not a great photo, but finally manage to take this tiny fella~2-3mm which I often seen but not ablt to take


Its been a long while since I shot the LL fly.....

#6: Long Legged fly


#7: Frontal


#8: Closer view
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 1:38 PM   #2
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Wow, you got some really nice detail in the ant. You handle the Raynox 250 well. Not surprising though. ) What time of day do you take your pictures? I am a bit puzzled that one would use 2 diffused flash in daylight but then again I am such a babe in my understanding and using a flash is an area I need to work on and learn to use effectively as your work so clearly shows.

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Congratulation, you macro wizard!
These tag sharp eyes of the ants are amazing!

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Old Oct 21, 2006, 4:36 PM   #4
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WOW! Just WOW!

How did you get the fly to stand still for that!
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 4:51 PM   #5
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All very nice.

In particular #1 and 2 could not be taken better than they are with DCR250. Great details.
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 5:53 PM   #6
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Absolutely superb. Can't imagine any better than this.
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 8:51 PM   #7
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Great series of shots, the first two of the ant are really sharp. As always, I really like your colors.
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as always, SUPER shots!!!!
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Beth Ellen wrote:
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Wow, you got some really nice detail in the ant. You handle the Raynox 250 well. Not surprising though. ) What time of day do you take your pictures? I am a bit puzzled that one would use 2 diffused flash in daylight but then again I am such a babe in my understanding and using a flash is an area I need to work on and learn to use effectively as your work so clearly shows.

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Beth, Thanks!

This were taken in the evening about 1730-1900hrs+. But its not due to the lighting that I use 2 flash....its the management of shadows.

Even for portraits, in bright daylight, fill flash should be used to minimise shadows. So same here, bright lights will cast harsh shadows, so flash will minimise them.
Of course the other main reason for using any flash, is that I use the smallest apeture, so I need the flash to provide the necessary lighting.

Hope this helps.



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seemolf wrote:
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Congratulation, you macro wizard!
These tag sharp eyes of the ants are amazing!

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Thanks Sven!

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