Passion Fruit Wasp

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 30, 2010
    There isn't really one ... But on the Passion Fruit Vine I found this wasp one morning, looking for breakfast. Slowly enough to get a few pix.





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  2. Peter de Graaf

    Peter de Graaf Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 29, 2012
    Netherlands, Maasland
    great... interesting ... beautiful photo's
  3. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Nice. What's the setup used here?
  4. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
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    Excellent images!! What's the camera and lens? Any flash?
  5. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 30, 2010
    Thanks guys, always flash, diffused and snooted and diffused again. Exif is in the file. I use the Pany FZ50 and G1 with achromats.

    The WD is about two inches so I hold what the creature is on and aim for an angle to optimise dof, doesn't always work, especially when they are moving.
  6. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Another intriguing macro from you Mark. It would be interesting to have a macro challenge in the future I reckon.
  7. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Not much of a challenge really....coz Mark would kick our butts !! :wink:
  8. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
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    We can set him an handicap. :smile:
  9. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 30, 2010
    Butt kicker? Hah, raising the bar is all, my own first. And I think I can't go any further with present gear, the old FZ50 and G1. The 50 gets more use because of the internally zooming lens and relatively decent AF - maybe Pany will eventually come out with a real successor to the FZ50.

    BTW, let me know if you start a macro challenge thread and I'll come and kick some butt. :) Or get kicked ...


    I used to teach macro/meditation (because med enables the other) in Brisbane but you really need to put in the time and not many want to 'really' do that. I was also getting most attendees from a local forum until two mods complained my work didn't need criticism therefore I was too good for the forum, as if the forum existed only for the formulation of criticism. Really!

    Would be funny but people then stopped commenting on my stuff and I stopped posting there, except to say 'goodbye'.

    Anyway, the second link in my sig is my non tech rundown on my approach and I am always pleased to help anyone improve, but you have to 'really' want to ... :)

    It's a passion.
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