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10-16-2010, 12:12 AM   #1
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A bee or fly?
Lens: Soligor 100mm f2.8 + tube Camera: K100D Photo Location: Garden ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F11 

I'm having hard time adjusting the color so I letLR3 to help me out with Auto tone. Let me know what do you think about these shots. I'm still learning and always will. All shots taken with Vivitar 285HV flash.

Let me know which one you like the most and least.

Thanks!
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That is one ugly insect, that's for sure! The only thing I can suggest is that I would have liked a bit more dof in #3, but it still looks great.
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That is one ugly insect, that's for sure! The only thing I can suggest is that I would have liked a bit more dof in #3, but it still looks great.
Thanks for the feedback

The whole set was shot randomly from f11 thru f22. Since the Soligor is an m42 mount stopping down to get more dof makes it really hard to focus especially when shot handheld which is the case here.
10-16-2010, 09:51 AM   #4
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It is a fly. Some fine shots there.

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It is a fly. Some fine shots there.
I thought so too but wasn't so sure since it's so hairy to be a typical fly. Furthermore, its color is brown, gold so it looked like more a bee without the dart

This is the first I see this type of fly in Vietnam and believe me fly is not what is rare in VN
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Bees have two pairs of wings, flies only have one.
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Nice captures, I seem to like them all. Unusual color for a fly. Most of them here are black and ugly!
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Bees have two pairs of wings, flies only have one.
Gotcha! I didn't realize that.

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Nice captures, I seem to like them all. Unusual color for a fly. Most of them here are black and ugly!
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Thanks for liking my captures.

While this one has unusual color, I can't say it's prettier than the other flies
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I like #4; #2 and #3 have an unbalanced composition but i like the focusing on the eye in #3
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It's a runt.

Great shots.
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I like #4; #2 and #3 have an unbalanced composition but i like the focusing on the eye in #3
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It's a runt.

Great shots.
Thanks guys! I'm off for more pictures Will post some more if I have something worth to share.
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If you shot them with a flash use the "as flash" whitebalance option?
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Great shot, Loved it
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