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Back with one of my favourite subjects showing the details of the Hoverfly's head. These never cease to intrigue me with the intricacy of their structure, designed over millions of year by the process of evolution.

Its a direct crop of 992 pixels direct from the full frame, shot in JPG using the 12-50 kit lens in macro mode, lit with daylight + a touch of flash from an FL36

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 ZUIKO Digital ED Black Micro Four Thirds Lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jul 2012 - 5:29 PM
Focal Length:43mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Hoverfly Head Detail
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:16 Aug 2012 - 5:13 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 5:42 AM

Outstanding shot such detailSmile
Iain

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tonyguitar
16 Aug 2012 - 5:57 AM

Wow! Does macro ever do any better than this super image? TG

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43672 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 6:05 AM

A rather extreme macro photograph which certainly picks out the stunning detail and warming colours so very well.

Regards Nathan

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110590 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 8:17 AM

Thanks for the votes and comments (particularly for your UA Iain)

Tony - it can get a lot better than this, with a proper macro lens (come on Olympus Grin ) + extension tubes I should be able to fill the frame with an image like this rather than having to crop hard, then the detail will really "Pop". As it is it does show the effects of such a large crop and lacks a little bite (to my eyes anyway)

Last Modified By brian1208 at 16 Aug 2012 - 8:18 AM

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 - 12:07 PM

This is a bit of a winner! Great macro! IB

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tonyguitar
16 Aug 2012 - 1:49 PM

Iain, Didn't know that. Guess you could then see the tiny rows of detail in the right eye even more clearly. That Zuiko glass is something else. Expensive too. TG

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Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 5:43 PM

What a superb macro shot. The detail is outstanding with cracking colour. A shot worthy of many more votes.
Ray

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110590 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 9:00 AM

Thanks IB and Ray
Yep, that's right Tony, in a good macro image the reticulaltions in the eye should be clear and sharp with no haloing or other artefacts

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