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p.1 #1 · Nothin' but flies


Not much moving now, and what is out is tough to get close to. In the area where I shoot there are a lot of wasps that are still hunting, and the predation pressure makes all of the "game animals" nervous. Since there hasn't been much of a breeze, and the flower I've been shooting in is bowl shaped (tough to get the low angles I like for the high mag shots), I've been shooting between 1x and 2x hand held and just bracing an elbow on a knee.

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F1 ans higher, 1/250, ISO 400 to 800) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ > 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. A combination of natural light for the background and the flash (illuminating the subject).

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I was trying, unsuccessfully, to bait a wasp into feeding off of my finger using some watered down honey. While waiting for the critter to crawl out of some foliage this fly took advantage of a free meal so I made the best of a bad situation and took a few shots but didn't bother changing the ISO or Fstop. This shot at 3x, F16, and ISO 800 is causing me to reevaluate my opinion of the MPE-65mm macro lens when shooting stopped down -you'll see me at F16 more often...








Nov 19, 2011 at 08:50 AM
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p.1 #2 · Nothin' but flies


Good looking set, with 2 & 4 being my pics.


Nov 19, 2011 at 02:31 PM
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p.1 #3 · Nothin' but flies


Great set John.


Nov 19, 2011 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #4 · Nothin' but flies


That's a nice set, John. The second frame really stands out for me; beautimous fly.


Nov 19, 2011 at 04:51 PM
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p.1 #5 · Nothin' but flies


Nice work, the first one have nice color balance of subject and background, very attractive.


Nov 19, 2011 at 06:55 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · Nothin' but flies


lovely set John


Nov 19, 2011 at 09:03 PM
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p.1 #7 · Nothin' but flies


Great set John. Another beautiful looking drone!

High iso's and small apertures.. The worlds gone crazy! Lots of detail with that combo so def. looks like nothing to be scared of there!



Nov 19, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · Nothin' but flies


Lovely series- esp like the speckle-eyed drone fly.
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Nov 20, 2011 at 07:39 AM
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p.1 #9 · Nothin' but flies


Really nice.


Nov 21, 2011 at 06:54 AM
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p.1 #10 · Nothin' but flies


love the banded eye drone John


Nov 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM





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