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Old 3rd March 2015
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The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

I put it all together this afternoon, found my Metz macro flash adapter and pottered out into the garden

The local bug life obviously got the message and first to show was one of my flies (obviously having over-wintered somewhere (I did wonder if he was related to the "Cliché Fly" of which much has been written recently? )

Shot without flash and it became clear that my technique has suffered from lack of "Olympian Practise" but I don't care - its my first with the "new" system

Then a friendly Ladybird appeared, blinking in the light, so I tried that with the macro-flash. I'd forgotten how shallow the DOF is with this combo but its almost in focus on the eyes

Coming back in the warm I thought my Cinnamon scented Dendrobrium needed a quick flash, so have included this as well

fly 60mm macro no flash by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

ladybird 60mm + metz 3-3 by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

cinnamon scented dendrobrium 60mm + metz flash by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

Glad to see the old taxidermy skills haven't suffered!
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

It's good to have you back!

Iooking fwd to this seasons plx , can't see any stuffing coming out at all !

Cracking shots Brian
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

Nice set Brian

IMO the flash needs a little diffusion added.
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

Thanks Alf, sure does need even more diffusion - it already has some
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

Stunning, simply stunning shots Brian, those first two just jump out of the page (I was sure I could hear that fly buzzing around for ages after viewing the image).

You have obviously not lost any of your masterful skill set for macro and glad to see you are back making the insect kingdom famous again.
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

I'm glad the fly and ladybird aren't that size for real - very scary!! Nice results.
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

Fantastic stuff Brian. The ladybird shot gets a "Wow"
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

With flies, it is easy to focus a bit too close and get the flattened eye effect shown.

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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

Isn't it just Harold, like I said, rusty technique - it will improve
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

A great reminder off what we've been missing and also a promise of what is to come now that the bug season is here.
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

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A great reminder off what we've been missing and also a promise of what is to come now that the bug season is here.
I saw the first Small Tortoiseshell half an hour ago, basking in the sun.

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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

Wow, lucky you. I'm still waiting for our Red Admiral to show as that is usually the first to appear in our garden

I can feel spring lurking just off screen
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Re: The EM-5 + 60mm macro worked their magic

Saw my first hover today (marmalade fly if I my rusty id skills are correct). I feel a bit guilty as it was sitting on a yellow towel I had hung out. I hope it hadn't flown over expecting a good feed.

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