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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Sun 02-Dec-12 10:53 PM
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"Native Drone Fly"
Sun 02-Dec-12 10:55 PM by TEITZY

WUNGHNU, AU
          

One of my favourite macro subjects is the Native Drone Fly. It's actually a species of hoverfly and a great looking fly with those distinctive freckled compound eyes.

Cheers
Leigh


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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Mon 03-Dec-12 10:16 PM
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Yardley, US
          

Nice job, well done

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Tue 04-Dec-12 05:56 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Nice shots Leigh. I don't recall seeing any of those guys around my way....Scotty.

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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Tue 04-Dec-12 06:30 AM
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WUNGHNU, AU
          

Thanks Tom & Scotty.

Scotty they have not been that abundant up here especially in the cooler weather. Some hot and humid weather will bring them out though.

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Leigh

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umdaman1 Gold Member Awarded for his outstanding contributions in our Critique forum. His positive and helpful critiques give members a better understanding of the process of making great photographs. Nikonian since 11th Mar 2011Fri 07-Dec-12 11:42 AM
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I'm blown away by shots like these every time I visit this forum. Besides practice and experience what does it take to get shots like these? What equipment did you use?

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lastdaylight Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 09th Dec 2007Sat 08-Dec-12 06:29 PM
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As always, the master. You rock, Leigh.

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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Sun 09-Dec-12 08:14 AM
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WUNGHNU, AU
          

Thanks Scottie & Mark for your kind words.

Scottie, I use a D300 & Tamron 60f2 + 68mm Kenko tubes for 95% of my macro work. This setup gives me up to 2.36x life size and allows you capture significant detail in most critters bigger than 2mm in length.

My standard settings for nearly all my shots are 1/200, f16, ISO400 and the only thing that varies is the flash power on my diffused SB800 which is usually between 1/16-1/64 power. The flash is mounted on a bracket and positioned at about 10 o'clock at the front of the lens.

I mostly shoot handheld (#3) or use a monopod if I need to stand (#1 & #2).

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Leigh

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umdaman1 Gold Member Awarded for his outstanding contributions in our Critique forum. His positive and helpful critiques give members a better understanding of the process of making great photographs. Nikonian since 11th Mar 2011Sun 09-Dec-12 05:52 PM
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Thanks for the info, Leigh.

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tityansk Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Nov 2008Fri 28-Dec-12 10:20 AM
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PUNE, IN
          


Very well executed as always, every time you post, you have some amazing shots.

Thanks for sharing images and your setup.

>I mostly shoot handheld (#3) or use a monopod if I need to
>stand (#1 & #2).
This is incredible, working at ~2.5 magnification with handheld.



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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Mon 31-Dec-12 02:19 AM
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WUNGHNU, AU
          

Thanks Hemant

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Leigh

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JAB1 Registered since 12th Dec 2012Tue 18-Dec-12 03:22 PM
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Awesome shots!!! I really am growing fond of macro, thanks for the details on your setup. I really want a 50mm 1.4 or 1.8. Do you think that would work well with the spacing tubes for macro, or do I need a macro specific lens??

  

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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Tue 18-Dec-12 08:06 PM
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WUNGHNU, AU
          

Thanks Jay. Yes the 50 1.8 makes a good macro with the Kenko tubes. From memory the 36mm tube gives you about 1:1 reproduction but of course working distance is fairly short but still useable for bugs.

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Leigh

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JAB1 Registered since 12th Dec 2012Wed 19-Dec-12 06:43 PM
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US
          

>Thanks Jay. Yes the 50 1.8 makes a good macro with the Kenko
>tubes. From memory the 36mm tube gives you about 1:1
>reproduction but of course working distance is fairly short
>but still useable for bugs.
>
>Cheers
>Leigh


Great, thanks for the feedback Leigh I am looking forward to trying this very soon!! Right now I have a tamron 28-80 and a nikon 70-300, both cheaper consumer lenses. I have been playing around with closeups with what I have, but cant wait to get a new lense and a kenko tube, so it will be great if I can get 50 and use it for multipurpose with addition of the tube!!

Jay

  

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phoridae Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2003Sun 23-Dec-12 01:49 AM
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Monrovia, US
          

Nice resolution, especially with f/16. No apparent diffraction softness.

Brian

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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Wed 26-Dec-12 06:45 AM
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WUNGHNU, AU
          

Thanks Brian. I think the measly 12mp sensor on my D300 helps a bit with diffraction issues It will be interesting to see how detail is effected shooting at 2x lifesize & f16 with a 24mp DX sensor. I have seen some 100% crops of the D800 at f16 and sharpness does hold up remarkably well.

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Leigh

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