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Old May 31, 2011, 4:57 PM   #1
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The K5 may be dead but at least I have lots of shots still to process !

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Old May 31, 2011, 7:31 PM   #2
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Now that's some eyes, great shot

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Very cool shot! Though I have no idea what it is, other than an insect of some sort.
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:45 PM   #4
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That is an amazing macro shot. How did you get the insect to hold still while you composed the shot?
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Great macro shot.

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Outstanding Kev!
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Old Jun 1, 2011, 2:43 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone !

This shot is of a commonly found garden fly Harriet, it was taken with the Tamron 90 & a x2 Macro TC, on a Velbon rail / Benro tripod and is of 4 shots stacked to get the DoF in the eyes.

Mtnman : Patience ! I have lots of shots in the bin, where the fly had moved a little just here or there ! I just love insects that have compound eyes - they are always my point of focus (excuse the pun).

Thought you all might want to see an 85% crop of that eye :

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i'm assuming you used manual focus for the 4 shots but did you use liveview or was you split prism focus screen enough for you to judge focus? either way beautiful shot - you must have incredible patience to pull off such shorts
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Hi Kevin,

Outstanding shot!!!

I certainly don't have the patience to do this kind of work, and rely on flash and handholding with gear to get the shots I want. . . maybe when I grow up some. . .

I hope this means that you'll still have lots to post, even with the K-5 in the shop. . .

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Thank you John ! Manual focus for the first shot (with LV) and then just adjust the rails by a mm or two for each shot. Lots of binned shots because the fly moved but eventually got there !

Thanks Scott ! I forgot to mention I also had the Metz 50 set up wirelessly, manual settings (1/64 to 1/128 power if I remember correctly) and handheld for each shot. Ha ha - yes lots to catch up on !
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