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Sep 10, 2017 21:44 |  #1

Some people use their spare time to worry about World Peace ...

Others participate at huge gatherings and rallies to voice their protests about civil injustice ...

Me? I walk around taking pictures of bugs in my spare time :lol:

D500 and 28mm AI-S, reversed, for 2.1x (3.2x equiv. on FF sensor)
(Exif is wrong. Aperture f/8.)

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Sep 10, 2017 23:14 |  #2

Seems like a legitimate use of spare time to me. Nice work. How close are you to him to get that?


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Sep 11, 2017 00:32 |  #3

Lovely capture John :)
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Sep 11, 2017 01:45 |  #4

Lovely capture. Plenty of legitimate worries on the bug front like the plight of bees.


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Sep 12, 2017 12:02 |  #5

Lovely capture.

Agree with you Toby on the bees; places like Thursly that used to literally buzz are very quite, it is more than a little alarming.


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Sep 12, 2017 12:12 |  #6

bpalermini wrote in post #18449021 (external link)
Seems like a legitimate use of spare time to me. Nice work. How close are you to him to get that?

Thank you. I haven't measured it, precisely, but I would estimate maybe a 4" working distance.

I can only do this early in the morning, when they're 'sleeping' and not as prone to flight.




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Sep 12, 2017 12:14 |  #7

BTW, I used to use a reverse 28mm lens for macro in my film days (old Canon FD system back in the 70s), very hard way to do macro although a lot easier with digital, so well done.


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Sep 12, 2017 12:15 |  #8

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18450328 (external link)
Lovely capture.

Agree with you Toby on the bees; places like Thursly that used to literally buzz are very quite, it is more than a little alarming.


LordV wrote in post #18449037 (external link)
Lovely capture John :)
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racketman wrote in post #18449063 (external link)
Lovely capture. Plenty of legitimate worries on the bug front like the plight of bees.

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18450328 (external link)
Lovely capture.

Agree with you Toby on the bees; places like Thursly that used to literally buzz are very quite, it is more than a little alarming.

Thank you.

Agreed, getting this close to bees (or, worse, wasps) might not be such a good idea ... although I have seen some superb shots of "sleeping" miner bees up-close.




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Sep 12, 2017 12:34 |  #9

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18450350 (external link)
BTW, I used to use a reverse 28mm lens for macro in my film days (old Canon FD system back in the 70s), very hard way to do macro although a lot easier with digital, so well done.


I have really been experimenting with reverse-macro. Thomas Shahan has done a lot of great work with reversing 28 and 50mm Pentax/Vivitar lenses.

I use 3 focal lengths mainly 50mm, 28mm, and 20mm ... on 2 bodies (a FF and APS-C).

  • A 50mm lens reversed on a FF = 1.1x (on an APS-C = 1.7x);
  • 28mm lens reversed on a FF = 2.1x (on an APS-C = 3.2x);
  • 20mm lens reversed on a FF = 3.4x (on an APS-C = 5.1x).

I use these primarily for studio, but also (as in this case) the field.

If someone doesn't want to carry 3 lenses, there are also certain AI-S manual zoom lenses that go from 1:4 (1/4x) ... all the way up to 3x ... and to me are just terrific macros for the field.

I do have a dedicated 1:1 macro too, which I use mostly, but sometimes it's nice to get in there close :)



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