Dragonflies and butterflies with the KP and FA 100 F3.5 macro


walt

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 13:12
I went out for an evening walk with my KP and FA 100 F3.5 macro to a local meadow and was greeted by an abundance of dragonflies and butterflies starting to slow down for the night.
This is my first outing with the KP, I was using K3/K30 before this. I was pleasantly surprised that my KP now focuses perfectly with my FA 100 Macro as it always back focused by a massive amount on my K3, way past micro focus adjustments. It used to focus perfectly on all my previous Pentax's. So happy to have it back in use again!
I was slightly worried about the heat generated by the KP, it got quite warm to touch around the base/sides as I had been using live view and the flip out screen a lot, it was a warm evening but time will tell if it's an issue.











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Chrism8

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 13:30
Superb shots, you've got nice and close to the insects
Chris

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derek897

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 13:34
Chrism8 wrote:
Superb shots, you've got nice and close to the insects

Absolutely
Cracking set, great shooting 👍🏻
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 15:14
Yep - great shots - and I like the muted background focus and colours, they work really well
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08tiger

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 19:25
You did a fine job with these
C&C welcome.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 19:34
Lovely photography, all nice and sharp, with uncluttered backgrounds, which is something I look out for in macro images.

The first one is the pick of the bunch for me.

Regards
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 19:48
A wonderful set there.

Tyr

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 20:33
Very nice! I'm surprised you managed to get that close to the dragonflies. They have such good eyesight for any movement.
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Dan

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walt

Link Posted 09/07/2018 - 22:12
Chrism8 wrote:
Superb shots, you've got nice and close to the insects

Thanks
derek897 wrote:
Chrism8 wrote:
Superb shots, you've got nice and close to the insects

Absolutely
Cracking set, great shooting 👍🏻

Thanks
LennyBloke wrote:
Yep - great shots - and I like the muted background focus and colours, they work really well

Thanks
08tiger wrote:
You did a fine job with these

Thanks
davidstorm wrote:
Lovely photography, all nice and sharp, with uncluttered backgrounds, which is something I look out for in macro images.

The first one is the pick of the bunch for me.

Regards
David

Thanks
AlJones2402 wrote:
A wonderful set there.

Thanks
Tyr wrote:
Very nice! I'm surprised you managed to get that close to the dragonflies. They have such good eyesight for any movement.

Thanks, being very sneaky helps!!

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment, much appreciated.
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 10/07/2018 - 01:27
These are all excellent. The doubled up one with the dragonfly and the wasp is a bonus!
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redbusa99

Link Posted 10/07/2018 - 09:07
excellent set, you had a can of spray freeze didn't you.
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pschlute

Link Posted 10/07/2018 - 09:44
great set
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McGregNi

Link Posted 10/07/2018 - 14:29
There's impressive sharp focus combined with smooth background colour tones that complement the subjects nicely. The light is bright but not harsh.... You chose a great time to shoot these.
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walt

Link Posted 10/07/2018 - 21:22
davidwozhere wrote:
These are all excellent. The doubled up one with the dragonfly and the wasp is a bonus!

Thanks, I only saw the 2nd critter later! too busy concentrating on the dragonfly and distracted by another dragonfly which had just landed above it.
redbusa99 wrote:
excellent set, you had a can of spray freeze didn't you.

Thanks. Nah, just good old hypnosis...
pschlute wrote:
great set

Thanks.
McGregNi wrote:
There's impressive sharp focus combined with smooth background colour tones that complement the subjects nicely. The light is bright but not harsh.... You chose a great time to shoot these.

Thanks. The light was great but it was breezy and lots of these insects like to sit on grass/twigs that move in the breeze, they could make my life easier.... if they cared...
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alfpics

Link Posted 10/07/2018 - 23:23
Great set of images - especially the full frontal on the dragonfly!
Andy
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