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11-26-2020, 08:46 AM - 5 Likes   #6091
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QuoteOriginally posted by K2 to K50 Quote
Excellent shots - very impressive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Charlie Victor Quote
The tests with that Laowa came out nicely indeed. I blame the photographer! :-)
Hehe, well, I did observe that wasp for probably well over half an hour. I'm actually pretty impressed with the lens too. It's incredibly sharp at open and mid apertures (down to about F/10 at 1:1). It's about even with the D-FA 100mm WR more closed down (F/11-F/13) but the D-FA is a bit more resistant to diffraction at "criminally high" apertures (though the shots are still totally usable with some sharpening in post).





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A lethargic bee early in the morning locally, a bee in flight from Ohio, and a very big wasp from Hawaii.
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A lethargic bee early in the morning locally, a bee in flight from Ohio, and a very big wasp from Hawaii.
WP - that "bee in flight" shot is - well,....Leaves me wordless!!! (Even gets TRIPLE exclamation points!) I mean, virtually all these recent wasp etc shots are amazing, but this one of yours........
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
A lethargic bee early in the morning locally, a bee in flight from Ohio, and a very big wasp from Hawaii.
Excellent set of captures. That bumble in flight is too much; I couldn't even keep one in the viewfinder when I tried!
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Thanks to K2 to K50 and Charlie Victor for compliments.

FYI about the bee in flight. One of two good images from about 30 tries. and only close-up because of a very deep crop. The bee hovered some, but seemed to be aware of my presence and definitely had a personal space that would cause it move off. This is what that image looked like OOC.
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A humble bag moth that I've seen around the front porch over the last week or more. I think it is a female as they apparently often live in their bags their whole lives where as the males go on to take a flying form, and only live for a few days. This one seemed to make regular trips to a small mulched bed nearby at first, I'm guessing to find material to build up its' bag.

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Local sweat bee with nice golden color.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Thanks to K2 to K50 and Charlie Victor for compliments.

FYI about the bee in flight. One of two good images from about 30 tries. and only close-up because of a very deep crop. The bee hovered some, but seemed to be aware of my presence and definitely had a personal space that would cause it move off. This is what that image looked like OOC.
The bee survived the crop very nicely. Wouldn't have guessed if you hadn't shown the uncropped version.

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The bee survived the crop very nicely. Wouldn't have guessed if you hadn't shown the uncropped version.
+1 to that!
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I love macro photography some of the insects are beautiful...? well their colours are
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A fruit chafer not intending to pollinate!

It may well do so unintentionally.
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Looking through some old SD cards, I found a couple of nice enough shots from 2016, and I don't quite know why I didn't post them at the time... They look pretty good from where I'm standing in 2020, no?





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