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Flies in Habitat
Posted By: codiac2600, 06-21-2008, 05:55 PM

I've been experimenting with staying away form bugs lately to show more of their natural habitat... I think it makes the image more interesting and gives it a wow impact if you can dial in the right numbers and have a fun background to blur.

Let me know what you think of these and yeah pretty much every other bug was on vacation today... must have been the wind






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They work well for me Chris. My favorite is the last image, but the other two are strong images too. It is often the case that the background in an image becomes as important as the subject. Good study.
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despite my strong dislike for flies (where's my flyswatter!), these are exceptional. may I ask what lens you used and if you manually focused?
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Here are some from today.. finally something more than just flies



A nice comfy bed???




Having lunch...






Not sure what this guy is... a fly? a really really really big fly?


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QuoteOriginally posted by vagrant10 Quote
despite my strong dislike for flies (where's my flyswatter!), these are exceptional. may I ask what lens you used and if you manually focused?
Thank you guys for the comments and I used the Sigma 105mm Macro manually focused.
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Great series Chris - beautiful captures and wonderful color.

That last image (fly) looks similar to the mutant Arkansas flies I see buzzing around here... they're huge (1+ inches long), and boy does their bite hurt!!!

Curious - are these with the Tamron or with the Sigma 105? I am asking because if IIRC, you indicated the color/contrast for the Sigma 105 wasn't as good as the Pentax macro lenses on that walk we did one day. I am only asking because someone asked me about that lens, and I thought that's what you said...

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Marc

EDIT: saw your post after I posted this about which lens you were using - just need to know about the contrast/clarity of the Sigma vs. other Pentax macro lenses...

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Beautiful shots Chris! I like the added surroundings and the bokeh.

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Great images! I particularly like the one of the draonfly holding something and looking left, but all of them are good stuff!
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