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Two images of the same fly this morning, though shot with two different lenses....

Thank you for all the kind comments on yesterday's image, I will try and sort something out regards writing a article on shooting stacked macro images and the handling of macro subjects in the near future.

Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro and a Canon MP-E 65mm X1-5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Dung Fly Portrait
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:18 Jun 2012 - 5:59 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Dung fly, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General, Insect, Micro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:88
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 6:06 AM

Whoa!!. nice and close, look forward to the article mate Smile

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Glostopcat
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18 Jun 2012 - 6:20 AM

Phenomenal detail and clarity in this extreme close up, it looks like you've had him in makeup beforehand, he hardly has a hair out of place and looks spotlessly clean! lolGrin

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Len1950
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18 Jun 2012 - 6:21 AM

Stunning!

len

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 6:24 AM

Ah!

My old friend the Dung FlySmile

Guess what? - woke up to even more rain this morningSad

Not on site today - off to London on the noon rattler for a work associated matterWink

Adrian

Last Modified By tomcat at 18 Jun 2012 - 6:24 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 6:24 AM

He is rather beautiful, Ade, despite his filthy habits Grin Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 6:33 AM

Amazing, look at that eye...

Andy

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 6:47 AM

Thats an absolute stunner Ade, fantastic detail.

Glyn

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Silverzone
18 Jun 2012 - 6:54 AM

Just incredible detail. Two beauties. Sylvia

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spaceguy
spaceguy  7 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 - 6:57 AM

A stunning macro of this little creature.....Mal.

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jasonrwl
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18 Jun 2012 - 6:58 AM

Incredible!

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:04 AM

Totally amazing macro shot.

Albert

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secretchef
18 Jun 2012 - 7:18 AM

Ok Ade fess up. How do you get them to sit stll for long enough to take multiple photos for stacking? Chloroform, Night Nurse or something a bit more permanent? I am jealous of these outstanding photographs. They reek of effort and expertise.

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crispy sharp

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philgood
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:08 AM

Awesome Ade, will have to try stacking, great work stunning image Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:15 AM

Fantastic closeup.
You got my full admiration for stalking, apart from your closeup skills.
No. I'm not asking what you used for camouflage for this one Wink

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moiral
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:19 AM

Superb shot. It actually looks like a soft toy with all that gorgeous sharp detail. (The type of toy I would give TongueGrinGrinGrin) Moira

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rontear
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:21 AM

A world we would never notice Ade, comes under your macro magic. Simply superb !!
Ron.

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JenniCh
JenniCh  932 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:24 AM


Quote: Ok Ade fess up. How do you get them to sit stll for long enough to take multiple photos for stacking? Chloroform, Night Nurse or something a bit more permanent? I am jealous of these outstanding photographs. They reek of effort and expertise.

That says it all ............... V1 is a fantastic image, looking forward to your article.

Jenni

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RonnieAG
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:29 AM

What can I say other than quite SUPERB but even that seems a little inadequate to describe this incredible macro shot, Ade.
Words fail me.
Ronnie.

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Redpoll
Redpoll  3 Wales
18 Jun 2012 - 8:30 AM

WOW that's what I call close up! Fantastic macro work well done. Steve. Wink

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Ray_Seagrove
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:44 AM

Superb Ade must have a go at stacking myself.

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WhiteRose1
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:52 AM

Excellente, Ade, the clarity and detail is superb.

Dave

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M_squared
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18 Jun 2012 - 9:09 AM

Another stunning pair.

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JackAllTog
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18 Jun 2012 - 9:16 AM

So real its unreal. Totally excellent and amazing.

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Cliff1944
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18 Jun 2012 - 9:52 AM

Very well done.
Cliff

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18 Jun 2012 - 10:17 AM


Quote: Ok Ade fess up. How do you get them to sit stll for long enough to take multiple photos for stacking? Chloroform, Night Nurse or something a bit more permanent? I am jealous of these outstanding photographs. They reek of effort and expertise.

I refer you to the short explanation on yesterday's post Smile

Well just came back online from very early this morning and I'm blown away away by the reaction to this image, thank you all so much for your comments and awards, they're all very much appreciated believe me!

Think I best put fingers to keyboard and sort this article out I'm talking about, because trust me when I say there isn't any secrets to doing this kind of work other than patience and a reasonable amount of competence...

Thanks again folks......Ade

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TerryMcK
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18 Jun 2012 - 12:14 PM

Outstanding macro photography skills displayed here!
Terry

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18 Jun 2012 - 12:34 PM

Great comparison!-- of course v1 wins!

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ChiliMan
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18 Jun 2012 - 1:56 PM

Mindbendingly amazing in V1, Ade. Jeez.

The article is a fantastic idea. Please let me know when it's done 'cos I would love to read it.

Andrew Smile

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18 Jun 2012 - 2:18 PM

Amazing detail. You really are a master of this stacking business.
Chris

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18 Jun 2012 - 3:02 PM

Pukka ! You win! Tongue

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18 Jun 2012 - 4:24 PM

OUTSTANDING!
quite wonderful
Lillian

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lostnspace2011
18 Jun 2012 - 4:39 PM

Wow Ade. Excellent work. Love both versions. Fantastic Smile

Mark

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ElaineGregg
18 Jun 2012 - 4:49 PM

Such fantastic detail, please please write the article and let me know where I can read it. The detail and work that goes into your macro images is remarkable and I would love to have a go (not necessarily insects- i'm glad their small after seeing them close up) with flowers and other small things.
Keep up the good work.
Elaine

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Niknut
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18 Jun 2012 - 4:58 PM

Amazing shot !!!......the incredible detail is almost 'scary' !!!.Grin

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Russell_Charles

Fabulous shot, lots of character and a DUNG beetle to boot. Regards

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K_T
K_T  2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 - 6:39 PM

It looks too pretty to be a dung fly.

Thank you for your award btw, very much appreiated, especially as your a nature photographer.

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18 Jun 2012 - 6:51 PM

Considering its living conditions Ade,
a rather attractive looking specimen here !!
Super shots.
Mick.

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Maiwand
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18 Jun 2012 - 7:03 PM

Another awesome shot Adrian. Very well done . I salute you.
Ron

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18 Jun 2012 - 7:47 PM

absolutely out of this worldSmile

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:56 PM

fantastic detail Ade, i too would like to see a right up on stacking, last time i tried i got the sack from asda's. Smile
ant.

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18 Jun 2012 - 8:39 PM


Quote: Fantastic detail Ade, i too would like to see a right up on stacking, last time i tried i got the sack from asda's. Smile
ant.

An awful joke Ant, I can tell that you've been spending far too much time in the company of Durb!WinkGrin

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18 Jun 2012 - 9:17 PM

My god thats one scary image, brilliant detail

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18 Jun 2012 - 10:11 PM


Quote: My god thats one scary image, brilliant detail

I hope that you are referring to the dung fly and not Ade's portoliio pic! hee hee!Wink

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18 Jun 2012 - 11:10 PM

Bloody hell Ade....thats amazing !! Look forward to reading your article Smile
Steve

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19 Jun 2012 - 7:39 AM

Wow! I've come in very late to your Appreciation Society! This is just amazing.
Ann

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19 Jun 2012 - 7:52 AM

The boy Osmant dung well, that is an impressive number of awards you've racked up, now I expect nothing less than an EC award from your trip to Collard Hill on Wednesday!Grin

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bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 - 9:37 PM

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bunSmile

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19 Jun 2012 - 10:20 PM

Hats off to you Ade. SmileSmileSmile

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19 Jun 2012 - 10:40 PM

V1 is a fabulous close-up Ade. Don't know why but dung flies always pitch on me.Grin
Have another UA.
Brian.

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:01 AM

Cheers Bri.....Much appreciated mate, especially coming from you Grin

Ade

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21 Jun 2012 - 11:04 AM

Great stuff Ade.

David

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21 Jun 2012 - 7:00 PM

Wow! What an amazing shot Ade. Wonderful macro.

Jane

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23 Jun 2012 - 2:25 PM

V1 is quite outstanding. A

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