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Old May 11, 2011, 7:33 PM   #1
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...I hadn't posted from the past week or so. FZ35+LC55

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#4 Does anyone know if this is a different type of a bee? It's much lighter color than the usual honeybee. Stefan??
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Old May 11, 2011, 8:25 PM   #2
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Saly, these are outstanding shots!!! This is the kind of images that really get me excited about photography.

I'm partial to #1. Last season, I made many butterfly shots. My "success" with the butterflies is what got my hooked. I'm hoping for better "success" this season with butterflies, but the season may be a couple of months away yet.

These kind of shots may provide me a reason to drop not-so-subtle hints for Father's Day, ... LC55, right?
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Old May 11, 2011, 9:24 PM   #3
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Thanks Roger, and I also love butterflies but they are hard to find. And when you find them, they don't sit still!!! These skippers are pretty easy though, they tend to stay in one bush for a while.

I got my LC55 last Christmas. It's the camera accessory I use more than anything else. I love it, it's very versatile and easy to use!
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Great shots Saly!
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Excellent shots Saly. Must put the LC55 on my wish list.

Keep them coming
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Another great series. The detail in the second shot is fantastic.

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Wow! Outstanding, Saly! You are really twisting my arm hard to get the LC55 closeup lens.
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Saly, I read in another thread you speaking about 12-18" being the "sweet spot."

Does this mean that these shots were taken from the 12-18" distance - camera to subject? Or, are you getting much closer with the camera?

In my experiences with Macro with my previous P & S, my butterfly shots were 3-5", camera to subject. I was presuming that the LC55 required you to be much closer for getting the magnification. I must be wrong.
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Hi Saly - you just get better and better How could you have forgotten to post those brilliant shots. I'm pleased you remembered in the end. No's 1, 2, & 3 do it for me - love the angle and lighting in 2 and the play on light in 3, and 1, just so sharp and spot on.
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Thank you so much, everyone!

Roger - Most of these were taken at 12 - 18 inches. I keep playing with the zoom and distance to subject, and always seem to end up at that distance. There's really no right or wrong though, whatever works for you is the right answer. For me, it always ends up there. One thing to keep in mind; the further away you are and the more you zoom, shallower DOF and better bokeh.
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