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My first flying insect of 2018...

 
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Jan 13, 2018 03:15 |  #1

.. A dung fly. A brief bit of sun and some sugar/honey syrup on a leaf.
Handheld. 5Dmk2/MPE-65/430Ex flash focus stacked using zerene.

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Followed by a bit of bubble blowing

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Jan 13, 2018 12:59 |  #2

Wonderful captures.


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Jan 14, 2018 00:37 |  #3

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18540169 (external link)
Wonderful captures.

Thanks Lester :)
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Jan 14, 2018 18:00 |  #4

and first bubble blower to boot. Seen a few bumblebees around but they are pretty much all year now.


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Jan 14, 2018 18:32 as a reply to racketman's post |  #5

Bubble blower. Interesting. Is this rare or just hard to catch. Or maybe both ;-)a


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Jan 15, 2018 00:45 |  #6

racketman wrote in post #18540917 (external link)
and first bubble blower to boot. Seen a few bumblebees around but they are pretty much all year now.

pbrimages wrote in post #18540938 (external link)
Bubble blower. Interesting. Is this rare or just hard to catch. Or maybe both ;-)a

Thanks for the comments :)

pbrimages - the bubble blowing in flies is fairly common - you just need to be in the right place to spot it. Flies doing it stay very still.

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Jan 15, 2018 19:57 |  #7

LordV wrote in post #18541151 (external link)
Thanks for the comments :)

pbrimages - the bubble blowing in flies is fairly common - you just need to be in the right place to spot it. Flies doing it stay very still.

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Ah, I never knew that. Sounds like that might make them a good target for some good shots.

On another note, purchased my first set of extension tubes just recently and have been experimenting with them. A lot of fun to play with and a very economical way to try macro before shelling out more money for new lenses. Probably not the best method for insects and other moving targets, but works very well otherwise.


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Jan 16, 2018 00:25 |  #8

pbrimages wrote in post #18541851 (external link)
Ah, I never knew that. Sounds like that might make them a good target for some good shots.

On another note, purchased my first set of extension tubes just recently and have been experimenting with them. A lot of fun to play with and a very economical way to try macro before shelling out more money for new lenses. Probably not the best method for insects and other moving targets, but works very well otherwise.

Extension tubes are very useful both as a starter for macro and later when using a macro lens to get even higher magnification.
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Jan 16, 2018 22:04 as a reply to LordV's post |  #9

Very true! My next purchase however will be a decent focusing rail. Slidin' around the ol' tripod don't cut it. ;-)a


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Jan 17, 2018 08:28 |  #10

Brian,
Nice. Still too cold around here for flying insects. Might need to talk off line sometime about your feelings on the MPE-65. I recently bookmarked the B&H page. So I'm at least thinking about it. ;-)a


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Jan 18, 2018 00:22 |  #11

stevendillonphoto wrote in post #18542916 (external link)
Brian,
Nice. Still too cold around here for flying insects. Might need to talk off line sometime about your feelings on the MPE-65. I recently bookmarked the B&H page. So I'm at least thinking about it. ;-)a

Thanks for the comments Steven.PM me if you want.
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