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Old Oct 3, 2005, 1:56 PM   #1
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Hi,

Last weekend, despite presence of autum, I had really nice day out in the woods. I was surpised that there were still very many insects to photograph. Maybee it was because warm weather that was during the last week. So here are some pictures taken yesterday and the day after.
Hope you'll enjoy them! All comments apreciated!

1. Hoverfly (or a flower fly?) [Syrphidae] feeding with nectar (or something else that can be found in flowers)


2. Really weird looking tachinid flys [Tachinidae]. Were hunting this bigger one for while, until he finally found his girlfriend and then they sat still for a while :-)


3. Another hover/flower fly [Syrphidae]


4. And unknow fly, but he was very cooperative - I could take dozen of pictures and he didn't fly away.


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Old Oct 3, 2005, 3:47 PM   #2
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They are really nice. I like 2 and 4 the best, they have a the best sharpness and composition.

Good job
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Old Oct 3, 2005, 5:36 PM   #3
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Really nice shots. The hoverfly looks a lot like a dragonfly. Good work.
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Old Oct 3, 2005, 6:21 PM   #4
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Your Autumn walk and your efforts paid off well ....very nice macros


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Old Oct 3, 2005, 7:41 PM   #5
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What camera / lens etc did you use to get the great macro shots?
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Old Oct 3, 2005, 10:17 PM   #6
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really nice shot I like no. 4
BTW, how far your camera to the object?
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Old Oct 4, 2005, 10:11 AM   #7
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Thanks folks for your comments!

I also would love to get all pictures as sharp as the last one, but it was only 1/60 + the wind + handheld, but nevertheles I'm happy with the results I got.

tiger98: I use FZ20 and lens from old russian binocular MBS-10. (Something like this: http://www.excaliburmineral.com/scopes/mb10basic.jpg)
I posted some brief description of my setup and some pictures some while ago. It was in this thread:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...23&forum_id=23
Flash for all shots.

armadilloshield: I was only 5cm (approx. 2inches) form these flys. I guess it's very close, but I kind a think that it gives me some kind extra stability - I often take tha plant on which the insect is sitting and turn it in the way I want :?
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Old Oct 4, 2005, 12:17 PM   #8
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Great shots. #2 is one heck of a shot.....I just love it. It reminds me of an old fairy tale.

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Old Oct 4, 2005, 7:29 PM   #9
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wow those flys seem like to pose for you to take their picture :-)
very obedient fly :homey:
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Old Oct 5, 2005, 5:49 AM   #10
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all great but no 2 is stunning
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