Few Macro shots from me.


Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 10:18
Weather has been terrible here lately, just as the bugs should be appearing so does the rain. Anyway, few from me with the Tamron Adaptall 2 & K-7

Hoverfly by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Fly by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Must do something with the background on this one.

Moth by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Green Shield bug by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Fly Macro by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Hoverfly in flight by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 06/07/2011 - 10:19


Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 10:27
Superb shots, I like the first best, because of the diffused lighting.
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Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 10:30
Wow, some of these are amazing- I have read about "focus stacking" on here before- is this technique being applied here?


Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 10:34
Focus stacking was done on the moth, the others are single shots.
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Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 10:37
Can I ask a very "beginner" question. How close is the end of the lens to the bugs?


Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 10:40
A few inches at the most. The lens was almost touching the green bug.

The nice thing about having a high megapixel camera is that you can crop much closer these days (if needed).
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Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 10:50
Lovely shots, another area of photography I have yet to explore.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 12:29
This puter in work blocks all Flickr images - perhaps they expect me to work

I will comment properley later
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Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 16:06
All excellent as usual Mike but the first hoverfly pic is exceptional. The point of focus is perfect and the backdrop is absolutely spot-on. A racing certainty for inclusion in the PPG methinks.
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Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 16:10
Top notch as usual, Mike! The first one is my favourite.
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Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 18:05

I love the moth and you did really well with the shield bug they usually drop to the ground if they see you coming.

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Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 21:40

Those are fantastic - I keep changing my mind as to which is my favourite

Perhaps it's time for Mike-P's macro tutorial - I reckon I would learn quite a lot
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Last Edited by Stuey on 06/07/2011 - 21:40


Link Posted 06/07/2011 - 21:44
A super set Mike.



Link Posted 07/07/2011 - 17:20
Thanks for the comments. Must admit the first one is my favourite as well, hence it's position.
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Link Posted 07/07/2011 - 19:16
If you don't mind me asking, what lighting do you use, Mike? Do you use a ringflash?
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