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Old Sep 19, 2007, 6:59 PM   #1
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All handheld, no flash, sunlight (at times hard, at others slightly overcast).











Francesco Raffaele

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Old Sep 20, 2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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Beautiful!
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Old Sep 20, 2007, 12:19 AM   #3
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Absoutely stunning Francesco and hand held at that. All of them are beautiful but the second one, the full shot takes my breath away.You sure can work that FZ20.

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Old Sep 20, 2007, 12:34 AM   #4
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Beautiful captures. How do you manage to get so much DOF with those lenses ?
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Old Sep 20, 2007, 5:49 AM   #5
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Thanks

in the full frame one, I used the DCR250 at few less than 6x, which gives some DOF more than at high zoom ranges.

However for perfect (as it can be with UZ) results I recommend tripod, no wind, and early morning. Without a tripod (which I never use) it's nearly impossible to maximize the DOF and have all the wing in focus (in my BF big picthe left part of the wing is slightly Out of focus).

Also the Nikon 5T+6T behave well, although it can be even harder to catch focus with them: there is some more dof but it's harder to judge if you are in focus or have to move a mm back or fro (less details viosible on the LCD).

Too bad this summer I really shot anly a few macros...
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Old Sep 20, 2007, 11:05 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info and tips.
I admire your ability to take these shots hand held, it certainly enables to respond quickly to changing situations without being tethered to a tripod.
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I was on a hurry (as always when trekking). Remained 5 hours alone for the 2 hours of BF macro.

Tripod helps in composition and perfect alignement, mut I find it unconfartable in most situations (esp. spiders and other moving insects)
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Nice collection. That first blue looks like it is on its last legs. (or wings). Do you hve skippers where you are? They also are a lot of fun to shoot.
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Wonderful "Blues" Francesco!

I admire the blurred backgrounds.

This was my last "blue" - Lycaena phlaeas



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Old Sep 24, 2007, 8:05 AM   #10
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Thank you, Sven.

I looked much at focussing than at composition.
Next summer -hoping to have more time to takemacros (i.e. going alone by myself)- I ll try to be more effective in compo. Tripod is essential in these shots where you have to look at focus on eyes and maximize that on wings...

Very good new macros, but different colors than usual (is it the FZ5 , Xacti or another cam?)


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