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Old 27th July 2008
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More using the 70-300 + Sigma AML + E500

Thought I would post these. Yes, I have asked for ID on the Wildabout Britain website but have confirmed the ID on the web and include a link for more information on the subject if anyone wants to read it.

The first image was to provide a composition and I think its quite pleasing.



The next image is a tight crop of the first to show the tiny serrations on the rear legs which distinguishes this particular hoverfly.



Further information on this hoverfly may be found at:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/7226

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Incredible images Peter well done. Nice to see you back on here and posting such good images. Love the colour in these, and the detail is remarkable.
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Re: More using the 70-300 + Sigma AML + E500

I feel sick.

Why can't my images look as good as these.

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Re: More using the 70-300 + Sigma AML + E500

Thanks Barrie & John. I have a couple more to post on this thread later.

Its a real pleasure to be able to post again while waiting for my old gallery and also of course, to be among friends. The last few months have been a great experience though and I have made a few more friends on some other nature sites.

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fantastic!

I'm _almost_ regretting the lack of photogenic bugs here. Note the almost.

The composition is simply superb. Indeed, everything about the shot superb.

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I don't know much about this kind of photography but they are a stunning set of images.
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Re: More using the 70-300 + Sigma AML + E500

Thanks Steve & BPS.

I have posted a new image of the Marmalade hoverfly to improve on my previous offering



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Oh, wow, oh, wow.

Now that is a lock for any calendar of (gross, weird, wonderful, creepy: pick your poison) calendar. Anyone have any ins with a calendar publisher? The 4/3 Calendar of Creepy Things for 2009?

Really, really great shots.

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Thanks Steve. The E500 has always given very good and accurate colour rendition and the combination of lenses has proved to be very good. I am just starting out on Macro having been very impressed with the results achieved by others on this forum. I have not forgotten my E3 but I generally keep it for bird photography using the Bigma which needs the IS performance with the long lens.

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That's a cracking shot of your marmalade hoverfly Peter - have you submitted this one to the WAB gallery (yes - I visit/post to that forum as well - small world, huh? ).
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That's a cracking shot of your marmalade hoverfly Peter - have you submitted this one to the WAB gallery (yes - I visit/post to that forum as well - small world, huh? ).
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Thanks for your comment.

While I had been waiting for my gallery to be restored, I visited a number of wildlife sites (as thats my passion)I regularly use two of them - Surfbirds and WAB. I have made a number of friends on those sites who have helped and encouraged me. The results of this can be seen on this website. Compare my old gallery with the new one and you will see what I mean.
WAB is great because there are a experts in every field. A picture is fine but I like to find out more about the subjects and provide some commentary where I think its needed.
Joe Stockwell suggested last week that I try Macro to improve my butterfly images and it just developed from there. I also found a use for my redundant 70-300 lens which pleased me a lot as its new.

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Re: More using the 70-300 + Sigma AML + E500

Peter, your shots are fantastic. I especially like the angle on the third shot you posted. Did you set up on a tripod to take them?
Any time i've tried to do macro on bugs, they seem to sense me and take off

Great to see you on the forum again to

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Peter, your shots are fantastic. I especially like the angle on the third shot you posted. Did you set up on a tripod to take them?
Any time i've tried to do macro on bugs, they seem to sense me and take off

Great to see you on the forum again to

Sus
Thank you Susan,

All my shots are hand-held and these Macros are using the E500 so no IS. Care on shutter speed is required for this reason.
The main problems using this method for Macro is that the focus range is short and appears as a window between closest focus and furthest focus points. Using a telephoto lens moves this window, the longer the focal length, the further from the object the window appears. This is useful to know if you are attempting to photograph a subject that could become skittish as you approach. The other problem is dof. I have not yet mastered this but use the conventional method of reducing the aperture to increase dof, but this obviously has an impact on shutter speed - see above. Also, decreasing the focal length has the effect of increasing the dof.

Given the above, you will see why I have been very impressed with Zuiko's No3 image in his post http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2499 .
Capturing an in-flight insect as he has done is no mean feat.

Sorry I have gone on but I hope it helps you to understand how these sorts of images have been achieved.

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PS: Its great to be posting images on here again.
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