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Fly at 4.5x by dalantech Fly at 4.5x by dalantech
I trapped this ugly critter under a cup with a napkin, and on the napkin I put a little honey. Once the fly was busy eating I took off the cup and started shooting. To get better shadows I placed one flash head (the key) on a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe. Hand held, single frame (non-stacked).

Tech specs: Canon 40D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@4.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX.
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bogdaNcrs Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
i love that! i really love it!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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Stumm47 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, great work~!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Stumm47 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Youre welcome!
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juanfox94 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Photographer
wich lens do you use?
i want to one macro lens but i dont really know what to get
any advice? =)
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The best advice I can give you [link]
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juanfox94 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student Photographer
thanks a lot ! very usefull
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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SenSeNmaN Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG....great picture....great details....absolute great:D
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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SenSeNmaN Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you are very welcome:)
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Mondwolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist
It is fascinating to see all the details and specially the eyes are amazing
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Mondwolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist
You're welcome (=
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incasmin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Very sharp! Cool details!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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MonkeyFunkR Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
How alien... Do you have Tree Hoppers in your area? They would be a great challenge/subject for you.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)

We have a very small species that comes in green and blue colors -but they are incredibly skittish!
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buleria Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
That´s really impressive John!Fantastic detail and very good light also.I like it very much!
I don´t know what monitor do you use but I see this size a bit larger-have to use the scroll.
Be well,
Remus
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Remus :)

I've been setting all of my images to a 1600 pixel width if they are landscape shots so if people want to use them as desktop wallpaper they can.
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troypiggo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
That's pretty darn close, John. Great stuff. Was out shooting macros again last Sunday. First time out for nearly a year. Loved it.

I was wondering what you're using for diffusers these days. I remember you saying you were talking to the Lumiquest guys about one for the MT-24EX. I'm using the Ultrabounces, one on each head. They're a touch big IMO.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)

See this post on my blog -I recently redesigned my diffusers [link]

No joy getting Lumiquest to build one...
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troypiggo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
I see. Bugger :( I really like all their other stuff. The ultrabounce works ok, but haven't tried it on anything shiny like ladybirds yet as per your test run. See here: [link]
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That ladybird was pretty much a worse case situation -both lights low and pointed right at the critter.

That fly shot you took does look really good though -will be interesting to see what the specular highlights look like on a more reflective subject.
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troypiggo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
I've been on a bit of a macro hiatus. Planning on hitting it a bit harder in the next couple of months. Got the bug again, so to speak...
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup -know exactly what you mean :D
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troypiggo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
D'oh. Just saw your latest journal entry, followed the links to No Cropping Zone blog entry, and there's 2 videos to answer my question. Sorry about that.
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antontang Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
wow this is impressive details ! awesome !
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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PhotuBug Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Flies seem to have wonderfully unusual and unique facial features. Certainly not the prettiest, but intriguing none the less.


Stunning photo, as usual the focus is great and tack sharp!

keep it up! :la:
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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