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Old May 13, 2010, 1:55 PM   #11
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Great macro work
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Old May 13, 2010, 2:19 PM   #12
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Thanks rhermans!

Hards; the lens is the Tamron Di LD 90mm f2.8 Macro, all the bug photo's I have uploaded in the last fortnight are from the same lens (going back to the Maybug which was taken with the Sigma APO DG 70-300 Macro)

Just had a look online to identify this fly and it looks like a juvenile Sarcophagidae or "flesh-fly" and apparently it can (apparently only as a larvae) carry leprosy... hmm... not so sure I want to be this close to them now...

Might have a play with the DIY extension tube tomorrow if I have the time, just hoping for something a big more palatable to take photo's of!
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:18 PM   #13
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re. those other two shots :

1. Bad case of red eye - your software should be able to sort that out for you
2. Brilliant ! Just great Tachi.
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Ashely, My hat's off to you sir. in my opinion you just went to the head of the class!
The last two shots are just outstanding.
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Old May 13, 2010, 4:17 PM   #15
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LOL thanks both!

Hopefully I can find a butterfly or something pretty so as to not freak mtngal out!

Although, I am secretly desperate to find a nice jumping spider to test this out on...
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Truly amazing photos - so sharp & detailed, and great vignettes of the natural history behind the "critters." Thanks for sharing!
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Old May 13, 2010, 6:06 PM   #17
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Thanks mole!

Yes, I am astounded by this lens, even 100% crops are as sharp as 50% resampled shots from my Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro lens.

It also shares the same filter size as my old Fuji S5200 camera, which I have a Hoya R72 and 2X diopter lens for, tried the Infrared on it already and it works brilliantly, just 135 mm (with crop factor) makes it a bit unsuitable for landscape photo's. Surprisingly live view works brilliantly with the R72 on it (not so much in movie mode) and it's amazing to walk around and look at the world in Infrared, and I don't mean in the old Sony Nightshot "x-ray" way...
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