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The hoverflies were swarming all over the fennel flowerheads in my garden today, so I thought I'd give the macro lens an airing.
Settings:- F/2.8 1/2000sec ISO250 100mm handheld

Many thanks for your continued support - so much appreciated as always Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:On the Move.......
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:13 Aug 2009 - 10:42 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:53
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gregl
gregl e2 Member 9gregl vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 11:16 PM

An excellent series Sylvia. Tack sharp and the bg colour is a perfect match for the colouring in the fly. Presentation is spot on as well!!
Greg

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 11:36 PM

Great set of images Sylvia, lovely detail. Must get me one of these macro lenses!
Steve

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CraigJones
13 Aug 2009 - 11:44 PM

Lovely close up with great detail and colour well done

Craig

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jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 694 forum postsjonathanbp vcard Indonesia
14 Aug 2009 - 12:24 AM

superb trio - Jonathan

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 3:26 AM

Three great captures. Think my fav id V2. Good detail........Sandy

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Great close-up

Chris

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 5:28 AM

Three cracking close-ups, Sylvia, amazing detail in all. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 6:46 AM

A great trio

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
14 Aug 2009 - 7:09 AM

3 excellent captures.
You got some awsome details in them all.
Like them very much.
There are no Hoverflies in my garden latellySad
Have a great weekend.
Robert

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 7:43 AM

good set think I favour V3

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 8:08 AM

Fab set Sylvia... v2 my fav... love the blue

Jon

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
14 Aug 2009 - 8:52 AM

Superb!
Cor.

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andy210966
14 Aug 2009 - 10:54 AM

Three tremendous macros here Sylvia - very well done you!

Andy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 11:40 AM

Three very fine shots Sylvia. The fly makes a lovely contrast with the flower heads and fly detail is excellent.
Ron.
Ron

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 1:26 PM

Wonderful trio, lovely sharp detail,V2 for me.
Martin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 3:56 PM

got to make this into the 30,
beautiful shot
like v2 for the colours as all sharp and well composed
LIllian

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
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3 wonderful captures Sylvia, it proves what fun Macro can be.
Try it on the tripod and then shutter lock, I found it gives the image more steadiness and more challenge. Also mix water and sugar and spray it and they will stay longer feeding for you.
The detail is super here and on fennel, a real bonus
Richard

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 9:23 PM

Wow a trio of superb shots - v1 is my favourite - elizabeth

p.s. great advice from MossyOak will have to give it a try !!

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 9:24 PM

You managed to capture some cracking detail in this trio - well done - Ina

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gary_d
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14 Aug 2009 - 10:36 PM

Three top shots, V1 my fav but its a close call. - gary

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15 Aug 2009 - 5:29 AM

Three excellent shots, well done.

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2009 - 7:45 AM

Three brilliantly taken macro shots.
Dave

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2009 - 9:56 AM

Three very fine close ups, V2 for me, lovely work Sylvia.
David

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iancam
iancam  6 England
15 Aug 2009 - 10:57 AM

Three great close ups Sylvia.
Ian

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Glostopcat
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15 Aug 2009 - 10:57 AM

Three marvellous macro shots, each one deserves an upload in its own right

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2009 - 11:15 PM

Top quality macro work. Was it really taken at f/2.8, though? If so, I'm surprised you got that much depth of field with the lens so close to the subject.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2009 - 12:31 AM


Quote: Was it really taken at f/2.8, though? If so, I'm surprised you got that much depth of field with the lens so close to the subject.

Hi Dave - yes, definitely f/2.8 on all 3 - just checked the metadata - aperture priority.
Sylvia

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lesgoodey
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16 Aug 2009 - 10:11 PM

Very nice series.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2009 - 6:25 PM

I wondered about the aperture as well. I too have this lens but find that it works better with a higher f number, you must have got the angle just right to have the fly so much in focus (and a steady hand)
All three shots are excellent, version 2 for the striking colours in it.
Lovely presentations.
Fran

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doryram
doryram  6 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 - 9:28 PM

Lovely shot, pleasure to make it 50 clicks, Rod

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