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Old Jun 10, 2008, 4:41 PM   #1
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So it's macro time again, but ... really haven't found many interesting things in my garden (and been to lazy to go anywhere else)

So here are 2 little flies, the K10d + kiron 105mm + off camera flash

  • The first one was with the flash parallel against the lens.

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  • For the second I tried holding the flash in one hand and the camera in the other, so the light came from another angle. [/*]

Enjoy - Ronny

Don't know the name of this one

Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/180) - Aperture: f/13 - Focal Length: 100 mm - ISO Speed: 400 - Exposure Bias:0/10 EV -Flash: Flash fired

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Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/180) - Aperture: f/13 - Focal Length: 100 mm - ISO Speed: 400 - Exposure Bias: -3/10 EV - Flash: Flash fired
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 5:51 PM   #2
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nice job Ronny!
amazing how a macro can make even flys so interesting.
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 10:35 PM   #3
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Sharp and well lit. Good technique. Well done.
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 11:18 PM   #4
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Both are excellent shots, I prefer the second one, it's prettier. The first one makes me want to get out the fly swatter!
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Well done, amazing detail and so sharp.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 1:10 AM   #6
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Excellent shots Ronny.

The second one certainly seems to have more detail.


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Old Jun 11, 2008, 5:29 AM   #7
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Goldwinger wrote:
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nice job Ronny!
amazing how a macro can make even flys so interesting.
Thanks but it isn't especially the macro that makes the second fly interesting.
This fly preys on smaller insects, up till now I thought that flies where scavengers only.
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Sharp and well lit. Good technique. Well done.
Thanks,
The result of the technique might be good, but holding the flash with one hand and shooting with the other is more a gimmic than a technique.
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Both are excellent shots, I prefer the second one, it's prettier. The first one makes me want to get out the fly swatter!
Thanks Harriet, for me the second (1/8") looked so much like a mosquito that I was almost searching for some anti-bug spray to get rid of them. Luckily enough didn't do that, and now because a bunch of them has cleared a tree in the garden of aphids, and is still very busy cleaning up the rest.
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Well done, amazing detail and so sharp.
Thanks Rodney for the nice comment.
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