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    Tried using my tripod today with the macro.I actually found it harder to get the subject in focus due to the slight breeze blowing things around so went back to handheld.







    The first two are Damselflies and I think the last is a Mayfly.

    Ps link below is to try the location idea,which seems a very good idea.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...39997&t=h&z=15


    These were by the round pond just left of centre.
    All the best

    Being left handed my brain sometimes works sdrawkcab

    Andy

    Lots of cameras and lenses.


    My Flickr

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    Re: Sorry more macro insects

    Really love the first two (perhaps the first should be titled "Making Ends Meet").

    Third one - fine photo but - well maybe you got the 'ugly bug'.

    But how do you get the insects to hang around long enough to set up the tripod and head (OK - I can see why the first couple weren't hurrying off)?

    Happy to see more insects ('specially this good), if only to leaven the dough of my everlasting ducks.

    Nick
    Nick Temple-Fry

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    • #3
      Re: Sorry more macro insects

      A mayfly? He's got one day to live and you get him to stop and pose for a photo

      Excellent shots again, especially the first. Not just a pin-sharp capture but great composition as well t-up

      Cheers,

      JohnGG

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      • #4
        Re: Sorry more macro insects

        Originally posted by Nick Temple-Fry View Post
        Really love the first two (perhaps the first should be titled "Making Ends Meet").

        Third one - fine photo but - well maybe you got the 'ugly bug'.

        But how do you get the insects to hang around long enough to set up the tripod and head (OK - I can see why the first couple weren't hurrying off)?

        Happy to see more insects ('specially this good), if only to leaven the dough of my everlasting ducks.

        Nick
        Whoops - just re-read your post (sorry - was looking at the pictures) and see that you didn't end up using the tripod.

        Nick
        Nick Temple-Fry

        Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

        www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
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        • #5
          Re: Sorry more macro insects

          Really super.

          Thanks Andy.

          Regards. Barr1e
          Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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          • #6
            Re: Sorry more macro insects

            Nice shots - addictive, innit?
            Hugh of Bardfield
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            • #7
              Re: Sorry more macro insects

              Great photos Andy! Was this with the 50 and ec-14 combo again? The spider etc shots were great too. How do you find this combination? I really like the 50 but would like a bit more reach, however I have heard mixed reports on using the two.

              All the best,
              Phil

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              • #8
                Re: Sorry more macro insects

                The damsel flies are gorgeous.

                I'm not sure if that's a Mayfly. I saw some the other day, their wings were almost white, but it could have been because of the light at the time. None of them stayed still anywhere long enough to take any pictures though
                - my pictures -

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                • #9
                  Re: Sorry more macro insects

                  Originally posted by emirpprime View Post
                  Great photos Andy! Was this with the 50 and ec-14 combo again? The spider etc shots were great too. How do you find this combination? I really like the 50 but would like a bit more reach, however I have heard mixed reports on using the two.

                  All the best,
                  Phil
                  Phil

                  Yes I seem to be using the new lens with the EC14 all the time.I do agree that on its own it does not quite have the reach for these type of shots I have been taking.
                  I can see no problem with the combination.I have shot at both f2.8(max with the EC14) and F11 and all seem very sharp.
                  I have applied a small amount of unsharp mask in my pictures but not a lot.

                  Thanks everyone else for the comments on this and my other macro thread.
                  All the best

                  Being left handed my brain sometimes works sdrawkcab

                  Andy

                  Lots of cameras and lenses.


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                  • #10
                    Re: Sorry more macro insects

                    Andy

                    Just looked them up in my dragonflies and damselflies field guide. The first pair are common blues and the second is a large red (distinguished from the small red by the black legs).

                    I like these insects more and more because they are so photogenic. You have captured the colours and behavior spot on for both of them. Nice shots.

                    You'll get even more down in Rye. Take lots of compact flash cards.

                    Peter
                    Peter (Art Frames)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sorry more macro insects

                      Originally posted by art frames View Post
                      Andy


                      You'll get even more down in Rye. Take lots of compact flash cards.

                      Peter
                      Thanks Peter.

                      Thats what I've got that Epson P3000 for.

                      Ps thanks for the info on the Damselflies.I never seem to have time to get my books out to look things up.Most of my time seems to be on PP nowadays(gives my wife the uhmmp).
                      All the best

                      Being left handed my brain sometimes works sdrawkcab

                      Andy

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                      My Flickr

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sorry more macro insects

                        Originally posted by andym View Post

                        Thats what I've got that Epson P3000 for.
                        Andy

                        would you recommend one? I don't know whether to get a small laptop or one of those. When I go to France I shall want to see things on the day...the E3 isn't that good for reviewing for me.

                        Peter
                        Peter (Art Frames)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sorry more macro insects

                          Originally posted by art frames View Post
                          Andy

                          would you recommend one? I don't know whether to get a small laptop or one of those. When I go to France I shall want to see things on the day...the E3 isn't that good for reviewing for me.

                          Peter
                          I got it when I used the E1 all the time.It will store E3 orf's but will not diplay them(which it did with E1 ORF's).
                          The screen is very high quality and is ideal for boring friends in the pub etc once you have converted to Jpegs.
                          I also use to listern to music on the train(not hip-hop)when going to work and also to bring documents home from work if I need to work on them later.
                          I believe there are other viewers ie vosonic but that the screen are not good quality but are cheaper..
                          All the best

                          Being left handed my brain sometimes works sdrawkcab

                          Andy

                          Lots of cameras and lenses.


                          My Flickr

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sorry more macro insects

                            These are great shots, where do you find them I spent days wandering round looking lost never see any insects like these
                            well done

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sorry more macro insects

                              More great pictures, Andy. You have found a good location.

                              As you have said, it needs a really still day to get good results.
                              Steve
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