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Old Mar 19, 2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Fly feeding on mistletoe

Close up shot with LC55 outdoor.

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Old Mar 19, 2011, 1:10 PM   #2
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hummm.... i like it... but, it seems to me that what is focused is the base of the wing. The photo would have more impact if it were the eyes the center of focus.

Great photo anyway
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Stefan Nice. I think someone has been working on their technique.

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Stefan - good shot, with lots of detail. Would have been even better if his eyes were in focus...I know how hard this is to do!
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Hi Stefan, I think you have done excellently well. The focus point does seem to be the lower half of the fly and the flower, but as Saly says, it is diffucult and I agree as I am still getting to grips with this lens. You have managed a great DOF as well - dont forget that the camera never sees exactly the same thing as our eyes. Keep practising, cant wait to see more from you.
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I think you did well.

I don't have the LC55, only the Raynox250 which is +8 diopter which I find really hard to focus.

Stefan, what close-up / macro lens was you thinking of buying instead of the Raynox?
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I think you did well.

I don't have the LC55, only the Raynox250 which is +8 diopter which I find really hard to focus.

Stefan, what close-up / macro lens was you thinking of buying instead of the Raynox?
I am thinking about the Marumi +5 dpt. achromate instead the Raynox.
The Marumi achromates should have a very good quality.

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Thanks to all for your kind and constructive comments.
As I am still in the initial learning phase, I am grateful for all suggestions.

This picture was taken with manual focus and focusing by movement of the camera.
As flies are very nervous it was not so easy to find one in the right direction for shooting and focusing.

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Very nice pic. I will hopefully be in the market for a close-up lens soon, but I understand the LC55, as well as the LT55 teleconverter are getting hard to find.
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craigj72, I obtained my LA5 adapter via Amazon 2 or 3 weeks ago, they had a number of LT55's as well
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