A few garden bugs


derek897

Link Posted 23/04/2017 - 19:34
Just a few from today, following lennyblokes advice, i allowed myself to be distracted from digging and took some shots instead.

Apologies for concentrating on the shield bug, it was the first time i have seen one while i had a camera, had to make the most of it.

K3ii + 105mm macro + 2 tubes + ringflash and my patented ringflash diffuser :rofl:


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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 23/04/2017 - 20:01
High quality set Derek... particularly like no. 2, but they're all pretty excellent... great stuff...

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JAK

Link Posted 23/04/2017 - 20:01
Great shots, looks like the Martians have landed!
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 23/04/2017 - 21:31
Really like the opening and last images
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derek897

Link Posted 24/04/2017 - 07:44
Cheers guys, it was a very enjoyable hour spent looking for bugs.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 24/04/2017 - 07:49
Wow, superb, were these hand held and have you cropped them ?
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derek897

Link Posted 24/04/2017 - 08:06
Chrism8 wrote:
Wow, superb, were these hand held and have you cropped them ?

Hi Chris, yes hand held and cropped. I will post an uncropped one later.
Around 8-10 inches away.
The tubes limt your max focus distance.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 24/04/2017 - 08:22
Thanks Derek,

I'm surprised you were as far away as that, was expecting you to have been 3 to 4 inches
Chris

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K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

derek897

Link Posted 24/04/2017 - 08:42
Here is an uncropped one of the fly, its hard for me to say how close i was as i cant see the front element because of the homemade diffuser



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stub

Link Posted 24/04/2017 - 12:20
Thanks for the equipment tips..Ill give this a go..You have excellent results...
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jemx99

Link Posted 24/04/2017 - 13:32
Great shots, and nice and sharp despite being hand held!

derek897

Link Posted 24/04/2017 - 15:54
Thanks everyone, i was delighted to get a chance to take shots of one, as we dont get them much over here.
And now the last one is the potw.


Dead chuffed now

And a shot of my diffuser.






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davidstorm

Link Posted 25/04/2017 - 21:04
The last one of the first set is the stand-out Derek, for me it's the angle used that makes it so good. The Shield bugs are hard to photograph because they are quite large and DOF is an issue, but that doesn't matter given the way you have taken it.

Congratulations on POTW, it's well deserved and I'm glad to see macro being recognised as it's often overlooked.

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redbusa99

Link Posted 26/04/2017 - 00:01
potw well deserved Derek
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