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Old Feb 12, 2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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After walking around yesterday and getting the damselfly photos I went back with the trusty Raynox dcr-250, this one is a +8 whereas the Nikon 6T is only +2.9. The lack of DOF (~1mm) with the raynox made these pretty hard especially as I was standing up, any slight breeze and the whole image would be thrown out of focus. I almost gave up but decided I had to at least try it. Comments welcome.

Same setup as yesterday: sunpak 383 (bounced), F8, 1/60s iso 50. The zoom had to be adjusted for these so the first is at ~7.5 x and the second at full 12x (also slightly cropped due to poor composition).


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Old Feb 12, 2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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I really like the low dof effect of the Raynox. I know it's a really hard lens to use, but in-focus portion is sharp as a tack and highly detailed. Then it blurs out giving the subject a 3D quality. Photos always look unique when shot with this lens. Great job.
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 10:20 PM   #4
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hey, I'm diggin' #2. are you doing the smugmug site? I want a print. Joe
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 10:33 PM   #5
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Treemonkey wrote:
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Excellent macros, particularly the fly. These shots are outdoors aren't they? When you say bounced, do you just mean the flash was pointed upwards or was it actually bounced off something?

PS: OK, I see from your damsel fly post the setup with the paper. Neat idea I'll have to try that when the bugs return to this part of the world. Thanks.
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 10:51 PM   #6
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Wow that adapter really works well. Good shots.

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Old Feb 13, 2005, 8:17 AM   #7
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Great shots¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ .
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 10:58 AM   #8
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#2 is a Long legged Fly, and is very well taken TM!!!

Its difficult to get such small subject in focus with such high magnification but you pulled it off! Well done!
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 4:41 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the comments guys. I really love taking macro photos, Im a bit of a nature buff (but not a tree hugger!). I find it amazing now these tiny things like fly's can be so amazing in their complexity when viewed up close.

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Old Feb 14, 2005, 9:51 AM   #10
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Excellent photos. Are they cropped, or just resized for sending?

I believe that the first one is not a moth but a bug (Homoptera, Hemiptera, Heteroptera depending on who you ask) and much more closely related to cicadas than to butterflies.
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