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Flower and bug
Lens: Ricoh 50mm 1:2.8 Camera: K-7 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: Bruce Clark, 12-05-2014, 05:46 PM

I was just trying out a new macro setup comprising the K-7, a Ricoh 50mm reversed on a set of extension rings and a home made diffuser on the built in flash. After many handheld shots on a variety of flowers, struggling to find focus, I finally got one that looked ok in camera. Taking it inside I was delighted to spot this tiny creature inside the flower. I had no idea it was there.

The flower is "Convolvus Sabatius" according to the label and I have no idea what the creature is. A spider perhaps? The flower is about 20mm in diameter so the beast is extremely tiny.


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Nice capture and good DOF for that setup.
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that's really getting down there Bruce, beautiful capture, time well spent I would say.
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Talk about "up close & personal!" Looks like your new macro setup is a real success! Can't see your flower's little friend well enough to be sure, but perhaps some species of mite??

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Talk about "up close & personal!" Looks like your new macro setup is a real success! Can't see your flower's little friend well enough to be sure, but perhaps some species of mite??
Thanks, It could well be a mite of some sort. It is bit windy out there today but if the weather clears I will have another go at it. Now that I know he is in there I may be able to target him a bit better.

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that's really getting down there Bruce, beautiful capture, time well spent I would say.
Thanks Bob. It is amazing what you can find if you look close enough.

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Nice capture and good DOF for that setup.
Thanks for you kind words. That flower is in a hanging basket and it was a bit hit and miss getting any sort of focus at all. With a bit more experimentation, I hope to refine the technique a little more.
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