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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:09 pm 
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Managed to start going down the wrong route this year with imaging bees and insects. Looked up what I was doing differently last year and miraculously everything sharpened up. Guess I should stick with what works and not get too clever thinking about things!

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3 more Bee shots :D

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That's it - can't get in any closer than this - won't focus, plus depth of field reduces to nowt.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:07 pm 
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Exif: 100mm 1/125 f/8


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Exif: 100mm 1/160 f/5.6


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Vespa crabro
August 8th 2009, all files under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0

Vespa crabro, commonly known simply as the "hornet", is the largest European eusocial wasp. The specimen in the picture is a fully grown worker (female) – measuring 25 mm (about one inch) from head to abdomen. The diameter of the pan head to the left of the first image is seven mm.

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Well I'm pretty sure this one ain't a wasp anyway :D

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Definitely a pair of wasps this time :D

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:34 am 
My best shots from wasps:

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Very nice Rasmus!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:18 pm 
These are the ones from this morning, a very strict DOF, the max of my camera is F8.

The first one got a good toning, no crop on this one is downsize of a 3072X2304

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A fair crop of other shoot

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This last was very tough to focuse, so I choose the bee tongue. Very slight crop

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Had lots of "almost" shots with the bees, but they were on a thistle which was swaying a lot as it was very windy.

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The wasp wasn't the easiest shot either. I had an ice cream in my left hand at the time :)

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@Ernie: what a monster!
@Rasmus2: Nice background on your shots!
@ Greg: What did you change that didn't lead to better results?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:51 pm 
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caught this fellow on a field, what do you think everyone?


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Thomas wrote:
@Ernie: what a monster!
@Rasmus2: Nice background on your shots!
@ Greg: What did you change that didn't lead to better results?


I started playing around with bigger f# which wasn't particularly clever. For the Canon 100mm macro it looks like a maximum of f#22 before you can clearly see diffraction effects (loss of detail) - f#20 seems pretty safe.

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