Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1861  
Old 1 Week Ago
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 3,183
Thanks: 42
Thanked 454 Times in 428 Posts
Likes: 26
Liked 1,295 Times in 739 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beagletorque View Post
[CENTER]
Eriophyes Tiliae.
Nice find and capture. I don't know where there are limes around here.

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Harold Gough For This Useful Post:
Beagletorque (1 Week Ago)
  #1862  
Old 1 Week Ago
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 3,183
Thanks: 42
Thanked 454 Times in 428 Posts
Likes: 26
Liked 1,295 Times in 739 Posts
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.

Harold

__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Beagletorque (1 Week Ago), David M (1 Week Ago), steverh (1 Week Ago)
  #1863  
Old 1 Week Ago
wornish's Avatar
wornish wornish is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 1,532
Thanks: 151
Thanked 152 Times in 116 Posts
Likes: 626
Liked 356 Times in 175 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Butterfly meeting in progress. Can you count them?

[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Beagletorque (1 Week Ago)
  #1864  
Old 1 Week Ago
wornish's Avatar
wornish wornish is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 1,532
Thanks: 151
Thanked 152 Times in 116 Posts
Likes: 626
Liked 356 Times in 175 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here is a close up.

[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
alfbranch (1 Week Ago)
  #1865  
Old 1 Week Ago
alfbranch's Avatar
alfbranch alfbranch is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Whitehaven Cumbria
Posts: 5,388
Thanks: 1,264
Thanked 670 Times in 632 Posts
Likes: 763
Liked 1,572 Times in 608 Posts
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
__________________
OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Beagletorque (6 Days Ago)
  #1866  
Old 6 Days Ago
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 3,183
Thanks: 42
Thanked 454 Times in 428 Posts
Likes: 26
Liked 1,295 Times in 739 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by alfbranch View Post
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
Alf,

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

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
  #1867  
Old 6 Days Ago
Beagletorque's Avatar
Beagletorque Beagletorque is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: England
Posts: 4,888
Thanks: 927
Thanked 676 Times in 618 Posts
Likes: 1,106
Liked 2,717 Times in 1,026 Posts
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.





__________________
Missed a Cuba Post? Catch up here!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Beagletorque For This Useful Post:
alfbranch (5 Days Ago)
  #1868  
Old 6 Days Ago
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 3,183
Thanks: 42
Thanked 454 Times in 428 Posts
Likes: 26
Liked 1,295 Times in 739 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beagletorque View Post
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.

Nice images.

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Harold Gough For This Useful Post:
Beagletorque (6 Days Ago)
  #1869  
Old 5 Days Ago
alfbranch's Avatar
alfbranch alfbranch is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Whitehaven Cumbria
Posts: 5,388
Thanks: 1,264
Thanked 670 Times in 632 Posts
Likes: 763
Liked 1,572 Times in 608 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post
Alf,

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

Harold
Thanks Harold
But please explain this
Quote:
but the fog of noise in the macros is distracting
__________________
OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

Reply With Quote
  #1870  
Old 5 Days Ago
alfbranch's Avatar
alfbranch alfbranch is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Whitehaven Cumbria
Posts: 5,388
Thanks: 1,264
Thanked 670 Times in 632 Posts
Likes: 763
Liked 1,572 Times in 608 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Nice cricket set Andrew
__________________
OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to alfbranch For This Useful Post:
Beagletorque (5 Days Ago)
  #1871  
Old 5 Days Ago
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 3,183
Thanks: 42
Thanked 454 Times in 428 Posts
Likes: 26
Liked 1,295 Times in 739 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by alfbranch View Post
Thanks Harold
But please explain this
It means what it says. I seem to remember demonstrating what I meant not long ago. Am I mistaken?

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
  #1872  
Old 4 Days Ago
Beagletorque's Avatar
Beagletorque Beagletorque is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: England
Posts: 4,888
Thanks: 927
Thanked 676 Times in 618 Posts
Likes: 1,106
Liked 2,717 Times in 1,026 Posts
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.

Getting in close.



__________________
Missed a Cuba Post? Catch up here!
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
alfbranch (4 Days Ago), Jim Ford (4 Days Ago)
  #1873  
Old 4 Days Ago
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 3,183
Thanks: 42
Thanked 454 Times in 428 Posts
Likes: 26
Liked 1,295 Times in 739 Posts
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.

Regards,

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
  #1874  
Old 4 Days Ago
Beagletorque's Avatar
Beagletorque Beagletorque is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: England
Posts: 4,888
Thanks: 927
Thanked 676 Times in 618 Posts
Likes: 1,106
Liked 2,717 Times in 1,026 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post
Diffraction is a function of (effective) aperture. I don't see what you can do about that.

Regards,

Harold
Just make sure I don't stray into it as the indicated F is not constant and shoots up as you get closer!
__________________
Missed a Cuba Post? Catch up here!
Reply With Quote
  #1875  
Old 4 Days Ago
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 3,183
Thanks: 42
Thanked 454 Times in 428 Posts
Likes: 26
Liked 1,295 Times in 739 Posts
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beagletorque View Post
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.

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Communal Bird Photography Thread Olybirder Foto Fair 1310 1 Day Ago 08:54 PM
Dragonfly & Insect id's ? Chevvyf1 Foto Fair 7 28th July 2012 09:00 AM
eGroup Meetup Seaham 2012 : Blast Beach Photo thread Ulfric M Douglas Events 28 8th July 2012 11:24 AM
Dragonfly/Damselfly Photo Comp ndl0071 The lounge 10 27th November 2008 10:57 PM
theMusicMans E-3 press launch day photo thread... theMusicMan The lounge 14 28th November 2007 01:05 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:45 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2017, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger