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Old Aug 3, 2006, 12:01 AM   #1
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Well I finally decided to give the DCR-250 another try. I haven't had much luck with it in the past. I saw a few l. l. flies hopping from leaf to leaf on our orange tree, but they wouldn't stay still long enough to get a picture, so after a few shots of bare leaves I decided to use bait. A little mist of water from a spray bottle and one of the flies stopped hopping around. Then itdrank a little water and posed for me.

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Old Aug 3, 2006, 8:22 AM   #2
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Nice work vaiboy with the DCR-250. I like #1 the most. The other 3 are a bit over exposed.
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Old Aug 3, 2006, 8:54 AM   #3
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looking good :G

your well on your way to being a macro maniac :?

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Old Aug 3, 2006, 3:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments!

I don't use the flash very often so I'm still getting used to the settings with the flash. The sun was setting so there wasn't much natural light to work withand I had to use the flash. I took a few shots after these with the flash turned down a few steps the exposure was better but the focus was off.
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Good job. I am still working with the 150.
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Old Aug 4, 2006, 12:52 AM   #6
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Hi vailboy,

I have tried to get pictures of flies in macro but I don't have the additional great lens you have there. Wow! I love the color you were able to pick up in fly. Great idea using water bait

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Old Aug 4, 2006, 8:14 AM   #7
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Nice shots vaiboy. I haven't had much luck with the DCR-250 or the Nikon 6T either. After seeing your post, I'll give them a try again this weekend. I'll also try the water, by the time I'm ready to take the shot, the insect is always long gone.

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Old Aug 4, 2006, 3:53 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments! d-sr, gotta.learn, and byourebel!!


I really want to get a picture of one of these flies in natural light.It didn't have all of the orange until the flash fired. In natural light the flywas blue with yellow/green eyes.
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Old Aug 5, 2006, 4:17 AM   #9
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I can only find these flies in the evening just around sunset. I saw this fly sitting there and he wasn't as jumpy as most of the little guys. The focus isn't really what I would have liked but I like the way the wings look.

F8, Raynox DCR-250, 5 sec. exposure.



The same fly after sunset, this is a composite of three pictures.


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