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Old Apr 27, 2007, 9:35 AM   #1
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Well, I finally caught a fly blowing bubbles.














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Old Apr 27, 2007, 9:54 AM   #2
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very nicely captured, color comb. is great too.:|
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 10:24 AM   #3
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Superb sharpness and lighting Vaiboy...shot 5 is my pick out of them all.

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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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The lighting on these pictures is superb, matched by the spot on color and sharpness. The detail on the eyes is extraordinary.

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Old Apr 27, 2007, 2:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments!

I like shot #5 also, I used more zoom on shot #1 but the bubble was in the flies shadow. I've been experimentingwith layers inPhotoshop to increase the DOF, I'll post some of those when I get home from work.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 4:42 PM   #6
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That last pictures great stuff. I caugt a bubble blower the other day, sadly it was not in focus right, unlike yours
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:18 PM   #7
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Thanks romero! The last time I saw a bubble blower I didn't have an external flash and it was windy the pics came out as nothing but a blur.

I normally delete about 75% of my macro shots because the focus isn't exactly what I was after. Yesturday was especially bad, I was exhausted after work but I was so stressed out I needed to go shoot some pictures to try to relax. My arms were so tired, from moving things around at work all day, I was having trouble keeping the subjects in frame. Focusing was really hit or miss also. In other words there were alot of crappy shots. Well I went through the crap to see if there was anything I could salvage.


I found two shots in sequence one shot with good focus on the rear of the fly, the other with good focus on the head, There's still a blurry spot just behind the head, but I thought it turned out okay.






Same as firts shot but the head and body blend together better.





Same as first two but this is made from 3 pictures. The only shot I had of the fly with the wings up, the head was totally out of focus. The shot with the best focus on the eyes the wings were down and everything behind the head was blurry. There's still some blurry patches but it looks alot better than a blob for a head.




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Old Apr 28, 2007, 4:33 AM   #8
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Those composite shots have turned out pretty good Vaiboy.It`s something I intend to experiment with myself at some point.

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Great close-ups. I feel a little more light could have helped. Any idea what the bubble is and why the fly is blowing that?
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Awesome macros. Wonderful.
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