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Old Sep 21, 2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED ISO 100 , 350 sec, 300mm , f/5.6

I was shooting out the front window when this fella landed on the electrical wire coming to the house, he was only 10 or 12 feet away, so I took the shot.
I cropped it fairly hard and made a few other changes, overall this lens isn't a bad macro

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I'd say you got a lot of detail for that distance!
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really like the image, especially the color is great and focus is spot on.

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Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:45 PM   #4
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Thank You GW and Ronny.

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i am guessing you wouldnt of got close with a real macro
and you got good detail doing this way

maybe i dont need to buy a macro lens after all
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Rodney - great detailed shot - is it a robber fly? Shows how well your skilled hands work even without a "real" macro!
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Terrific shot. If you hadn't said what lens you used I would have thought it was with a macro lens. The detail is excellent!

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Thank You John, Mole and Lou.
Mole it is a Dragonfly of some type.

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Not bad for a lens that is not billed for having any macro capability. It is, in fact, a robber fly.

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Thank You Tim, I googled 'robber fly' and you are correct, thanks for pointing me straight.

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