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Old Jul 12, 2010, 5:35 PM   #1
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Default Hollyhock & 2 diners & the dinner

When talking pictures of the hollyhock (and it's visitors) a few days back
I made a mental note that next time the weather wasn't good I could try to get some closer shots.

First 3 are the pictures of then, and the last one is from today, the weather was a bit to windy and wet.

1st : just the center of the bloom, looks kinda hypnotic.


2nd: a black bee (don't know the specie) munching away


3rd: a bumble bee also enjoying the food


4th: the food (rather close macro, somewhere around 4:1 - 100%crop)
because the dof was so thin this is a focus stack of 7 images.

Didn't use any focus rails, only a tripod and 1 flash that was diffused by the flowers petals.
The 7 images where taken while just rotating the focus ring about 1 for every shot.
Because I couldn't really see when I was in focus it took 45 pictures (45) to get the the 7 images needed for the stack.

Hope you enjoyed them, any c&c always welcome

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Old Jul 13, 2010, 12:32 AM   #2
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All four of these shots are simply gorgeous Ronny.

#1 looks like a rotating proton !
#2 is my favourite but I love #4 the ultra macro too.
#3 - was it cropped ? Is it possible to recover the bottom of the shot where it's just been clipped off a fraction ?
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Another amazing macro series from the master! The small dark bee with face full of pollen grains is especially fine - such detail in such a tiny space...
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Spectacular detail in all of them! #1 & 2 are my favorites.

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Ronny, your macros are spectacular...terrific image of the pollen on the bees!

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All four of these shots are simply gorgeous Ronny.

#1 looks like a rotating proton !
#2 is my favourite but I love #4 the ultra macro too.
#3 - was it cropped ? Is it possible to recover the bottom of the shot where it's just been clipped off a fraction ?
Thanks FF, nr3 was cropped, I'm just busy with transferring my images to a new USB drive, so I'll get the image as soon as the copy is done (only 210GB to go )
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Another amazing macro series from the master! The small dark bee with face full of pollen grains is especially fine - such detail in such a tiny space...
Thanks Mole, but calling me the master is to much glory.
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Spectacular detail in all of them! #1 & 2 are my favorites.

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Ronny, your macros are spectacular...terrific image of the pollen on the bees!

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I agree with the others, Ronny.
Great job on the stack!
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