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Old 7th July 2015
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A couple of macros

Here's a couple of macro shots, taken using E-M5 with 60mm macro lens.

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[IMG]P7050133.jpg by Paul Bousie, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]P7050126.jpg by Paul Bousie, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Re: A couple of macros

Paul can you name the plant in number one?
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Paul can you name the plant in number one?
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nope, not a clue.

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Re: A couple of macros

Nice focus on the droplet in #1.
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Re: A couple of macros

Thanks looks like one in my garden and I have know idea what it is.
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Re: A couple of macros

bugga; now the 60mm is back on the want list lol

both great images; #1 is the better
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Re: A couple of macros

I like the first shot.

You have missed the focus on the fly.
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I like the first shot.

You have missed the focus on the fly.
No I haven't, there is some motion blur in the leg.
On a side, focussing macro when hand holding outside is a very tricky thing to do. You have the camera movement and the movement of the subject to contend with and a millimetre movement can alter the focus.

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No I haven't, there is some motion blur in the leg.
On a side, focussing macro when hand holding outside is a very tricky thing to do. You have the camera movement and the movement of the subject to contend with and a millimetre movement can alter the focus.

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I think Alf is right, actually, the eye isn't quite sharp. However, the plant is, and its tail end and further wing is sharp. Very easily done!

#1 is nice though.
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Re: A couple of macros

Hi there Everyone!

I think that it could actually be the reduction in size for the web that has caused the eye to look slightly oof - the compound eye might have confused the software (especially if it is trying to reduce moire) giving it that oof look. The hairs on the back of the fly look to be in exactly the same plane of focus as the eyes (I could be wrong) but are in focus. It is a good photo regardless.

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Re: A couple of macros

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No I haven't, there is some motion blur in the leg.
On a side, focussing macro when hand holding outside is a very tricky thing to do. You have the camera movement and the movement of the subject to contend with and a millimetre movement can alter the focus.

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I am aware of the issues handholding etc But that eye looks out of focus to me so IMO you missed the focus by maybe 0.5 mm at most maybe even 0.1 mm
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