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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #225 on: September 24, 2013, 09:15:02 AM »
Wax Lipped orchid, up close after the rain.
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« Reply #225 on: September 24, 2013, 09:15:02 AM »

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« Reply #226 on: September 24, 2013, 05:09:18 PM »
Wax Lipped orchid, up close after the rain.


Lovely. Sharp with nice colors. Love the water drops. :)
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #227 on: September 24, 2013, 05:50:16 PM »
The smallest  Hoverfly on the tiniest mountain flower I know.
Canon 1DX, 100mm f2.8L IS, handheld.
Very nice. Hoverflies move too quick for me to snap them (well, the ones down here in Australia). Nicely captured :)
The only chance with hoverflies is really handheld, unless you find one roosting. Flash helps to freeze the action.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #228 on: September 25, 2013, 03:33:58 AM »
The smallest  Hoverfly on the tiniest mountain flower I know.
Canon 1DX, 100mm f2.8L IS, handheld.
Very nice. Hoverflies move too quick for me to snap them (well, the ones down here in Australia). Nicely captured :)
The only chance with hoverflies is really handheld, unless you find one roosting. Flash helps to freeze the action.
I am very happy with this image. The composition is nice, the focusing is right, DOF is adequate and the colors are nice. The problem with getting the shot was that it was very close to ground, both the flower and the fly are very small (the flower was about 10mm across) and as you say, the only option is handheld. So fast crawling on wet ground over time is quite tiresome. But when there is a reward like this in the other end, it is easy to accept the effort it took.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #229 on: September 25, 2013, 10:07:49 PM »
I spent half an hour this morning hunting bees in flowers in my backyard, 70-300L on a bunch of extension tubes. MF only, stupidly low DOF, handheld, only thing useful was the IS, those bees move fast and you have to be lightning quick to find, follow, frame, focus before it moves to the next flower.

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damn i want the 100L, would make my life so much easier...

Funny you should say that.... I have lots of asters growing in my yard and they are a bee magnet... Shot this one today with the 100L on a 60D, handheld, in a bit of a hurry because there were dozens of bees flying around me and I was starting to get a wee bit nervous...
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #230 on: September 26, 2013, 08:39:23 AM »
Nicely captured Don. This and the hoverfly from Elder have got me thinking about bug photography for this weekend. As we head into spring (down under) these guys start to frequent the garden :)

Might have to experiment with the off camera flash ;)
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« Reply #231 on: September 29, 2013, 12:49:28 AM »
White Cabbage moth feeding. Hand held, using off camera fill flash to bring out some detail in the shadows (it was in full sun).
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #232 on: October 03, 2013, 09:34:21 PM »
Pink Finger orchid. They start to make an appearance this time of year (in Australia). Can be confused with the Wax Lip orchid, which are in full bloom at the moment.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #233 on: October 05, 2013, 11:54:38 AM »
Nice bee shot, Don!  Can totally understand not wanting to get stung.

Like the moth Mr Bean!  The flash seems to make it look more natural and the part I like, I honestly would not have known if you didn't say anything. 

Yesterday I spotted these two doing the tango on a stalk just above head high.  On the positive side, they did let me get very close but angle choices were limited.  1/250 : f/14 : ISO 400 on a 5D MK III - awkwardly handheld, lol.
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« Reply #234 on: October 05, 2013, 06:57:28 PM »
Like the moth Mr Bean!  The flash seems to make it look more natural and the part I like, I honestly would not have known if you didn't say anything. 
Thanks ERHP. I'm starting to use off camera flash a lot more these days, for macro work, simply to balance light and shadows. Considering the camera has the smarts to handle high speed sync flash, I might as well use it :)
(the pic of the moth was taken at about 1/1000 sec @ f6.3 with high speed sync flash). All I had to worry about was keeping the moth framed and not stumbling over in the garden ;)

Love your dragon fly pic. Great sharpness and detail (and love your pic's on smug mug).
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #235 on: October 05, 2013, 06:59:52 PM »
Chocolate Lily, starting to pop up around here. In the next couple of weeks, there will be a sea of lilac.
And yes, the scent of the flower does smell of chocolate :)
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #236 on: October 06, 2013, 03:14:30 PM »
Nice bee shot, Don!  Can totally understand not wanting to get stung.

Like the moth Mr Bean!  The flash seems to make it look more natural and the part I like, I honestly would not have known if you didn't say anything. 

Yesterday I spotted these two doing the tango on a stalk just above head high.  On the positive side, they did let me get very close but angle choices were limited.  1/250 : f/14 : ISO 400 on a 5D MK III - awkwardly handheld, lol.

Very impressive!
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #237 on: October 06, 2013, 03:34:57 PM »
havent zoomed in and no post processing, first play with the 100mm in NZ and my first weta - but ugly creature - great skull mask !
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« Reply #238 on: October 07, 2013, 05:48:30 AM »
Hover fly, doing, what it does best, hover :)
A tricky subject to capture, and this isn't the sharpest image. But, the beauty of digital means, I can try it again (this one took around 40 shots to get).
Off camera fill flash (to the left) to balance the midday sun. Even though the exposure was around 1/800 second, the wings still blur.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #239 on: October 09, 2013, 09:34:25 PM »
Some of my test shots this morning using my new 100L.

Very very happy with this lens !! ;D ;D
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« Reply #239 on: October 09, 2013, 09:34:25 PM »