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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Eriophyes Tiliae.
Nice find and capture. I don't know where there are limes around here.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Backlit Brimstone

The Butterfly Bush is a good place to find butterflies. This male Brimstone positioned itself between me and the sun. I find this species to be particularly good as a contra jour subject.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, 1/1250 and 1/800 sec, hand-held.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Butterfly meeting in progress. Can you count them?

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here is a close up.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here are some shots from my macro safari out in the wilds. i was trying out using my 60mm f2.8 Zuiko for a change using back button AF and MF comdined. I do not use this lens much I am keen to take it on holiday


A bumble bee might a heath bumblebee


Bumblebee by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A Clegg


Clegg by Alf Branch, on Flickr


What |I think is an Emeral damselfly



Emerald damselfly 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Emerald damselfly 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Great shots but the fog of noise in the macros is distracting.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A couple of Speckled Bush-crickets - Leptophyes punctatissima. I found it tricky to get a good shot of the whole insect. Partly due to the amount of DoF needed to get all the bits in, but I also found it difficult to get focus on the eye, especially the male for some reason. It may be that the eyes are so small in the frame that there are not enough pixels in the finder to see any real detail. I need to experiment more with the magnify feature.



It's the first time I've spotted a male in the garden, in fact there were two along "chasing" one female.





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also found it difficult to get focus on the eye, especially the male for some reason.
I have found this an ungoing problem. It is something to do with how the eye reflects light. I got it sorted on my last couple of shoots.

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Great shots but the fog of noise in the macros is distracting.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Nice cricket set Andrew
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It means what it says. I seem to remember demonstrating what I meant not long ago. Am I mistaken?

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

The "repaired" Oshiro setup now has a 16mm tube (smallest I could get so far, was replacing a 10mm) between the EC14 and the MC14 and consequently the magnification has increased to just over 5:1 and infinity focus is a distant dream. Performance is OK, but I need to do more testing to avoid excessive diffraction at closer distances.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Diffraction is a function of (effective) aperture. I don't see what you can do about that.

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Diffraction is a function of (effective) aperture. I don't see what you can do about that.

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Just make sure I don't stray into it as the indicated F is not constant and shoots up as you get closer!
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Just make sure I don't stray into it as the indicated F is not constant and shoots up as you get closer!
Only if you get closer by extension.

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