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Camera Shy Fly

By lostnspace2011
A tiny fly that seemed to be camera shy, many attempts trying to image this little fly hoping for an infocus shot, followed by many failures. I did have a little success with this one but still had back to me. Composition not good but i do like the detail in the wings, especially showing at full screen.

Tags: Fly Close-up and macro Insect macro

Voters: Ade_Osman, AnneWorner, phillG and 7 more

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rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 2:24PM
Nice macro shot, Mark, but when are we going to be treated to another of your great astro photos?Grin


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9 May 2012 2:37PM
Thanks Ray. Smile

Do not have much time to do astro photography at the moment Ray as mentioned in my profile, and what with our weather at the moment there are no clear nights either. Its something that you need to take several hours doing. To gain the number of subs needed for stacking to get that detail. I may have a small window of opportunity to get out Saturday night, but again with the weather, as its been so wet lately there is a lot of condensation around. Not good to get clear images.... The best time to do Astro photography is mid winter. When temperatures are below zero. I cannot see me doing anything until Winter time really. Although i was thinking of dusting off the scope on Saturday night if it is clear and just place it outside to cool down to air temperature and see what the condensation is like on it.......
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
9 May 2012 2:46PM
It's the plane of view that's a little off, you could have done with getting just a little more over the top of it.....Never mind, good effort all the same and they ain't as easy as folk think......

9 May 2012 3:01PM
I will get there with practice Ade. As i dont really have a dedicated macro lens (Unless you call the Sigma 70/300mm DG APO Macro one which goes down to 1:2 so not true Macro) i make do with the much cheaper screw on lenses. For what they cost i am very happy with some of the results i get. If i can get the lighting right when using these lenses the images hopefully will improve Smile
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
9 May 2012 5:05PM
I'm not knocking it Mark......I started out with exactly the same lens as you, the little Siggy 70-300 APO! Golly that was a while ago Wink I warn you now, macro becomes addictive after a while and it makes you go nuts trying to improve things all along. I'm currently experimenting with microscope lenses......Don't ask it's too complicated......LOL But I know it's driving me nuts.
Don't give up on it though, because you will get good results in the end, just keep practising!
That Siggy lens is brilliant for Butterflies, Dragonflies & Damselflies which will all come into season very soon....

UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 5:23PM
he certainly seems camera shy!!

..and agree with Ray..great macros..but LOVE your astro photography!!

Gareth Smile
9 May 2012 5:36PM
I have not really used my Sigma for Macro, back at the time i bought the Sigma, i was doing my astrophotography so you could say i went the other way with it, with it being an APO it was good for Deep space stuff, hence using it for my Andromeda galaxy image. Towards the end of last year i decided to treat myself to a new lens and it was a coin toss between getting the Canon 100-400 IS lens or a decent macro lens, it ended up being a bigger lens.
I will keep the practice up with what equipment i have available to me right now, maybe one day i`ll treat myself to a decent mac lens. Smile

Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 6:13PM
Nice one Mark, good advice from Ade.SmileSmile
9 May 2012 6:15PM
Thanks Brian Smile
Yes it is good advice Smile

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