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My son found this subject walking around in the garden and brought him to my home office, which is also the home studio. He was kind enough to pose for a few pictures.
All were taken with an E-PL5, Oly 45mm 1.8, and DCR-150. Some are obviously heavily cropped.
Wow, I wasn't aware that the raynox would work so good with the 45. I still own the 150 and 250, but both in a "cramp fix" for much larger lenses.
I guess I need to take another look at this...
 

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Wow, I wasn't aware that the raynox would work so good with the 45. I still own the 150 and 250, but both in a "cramp fix" for much larger lenses.
I guess I need to take another look at this...
I wasn't aware either, and wouldn't have even tried it, had it not been for my 40-150 R dying on me about a month after I received the DCR-150 for Christmas 2019. That was the lens I was using with the DCR-150 for macro.

However, with such a compelling specimen in front of me, I grabbed the camera, put on the 45mm (my longest lens at the moment) and held the DCR-150 flush against the front element of the 45mm to try and get a shot. I'm pleased with the picture and also that I'm able to shoot some macro still while waiting for my replacement 40-150 R, and a new to me Tamron 60-300, to arrive so I can use the DCR-150 with the clip-on holder again.
 

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This was a harder shot than it looks. Quite dark and the male was, let's say, very active.

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A colony of safari ants, or siafu as they're called locally, was relocating today and their way took them through our yard. It is fascinating to watch them. The larger soldier ants begin by forming a living, biting, protective tunnel through which the others will traverse. After the way is secured, the workers come through the tunnel carrying the colony's food and eggs.

All pictures are taken with E-pl 5 with 45mm 1.8 with DCR-150

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I've given up hope of getting any camera gear (specifically a flash and the Oly 60mm) this summer now, so I've been playing with the little FL70 flash that is part of the GM5 bundle to try and improve some types of macro shots. I made a diffuser out of a shampoo bottle top, and stuck a piece of acrylic inside for further diffusion and its sits on top of the wee flash quite happily. Seems to work fine for now.... this is a mosquito that came to supper. No Raynox, just the Panasonic 30mm lens.

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Speaking of isolation (it's the word on everybod's lips), I found this little shield bug isolating in a bunch of carrot tops in the fridge. It sat for a while, giving me time to take a few photos, before warming up and making to fly away, so I gave it its freedom.
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over here it is still much too cold to find any dragonflies...even the bees stay in the house
M10 with 40-150 and raynox 150, Yogurt cup combo ;)
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Found a drone fly (Eristalis pertinax, I think) today which proved a decent target for the little FL70 flash with the shampoo-top diffuser. Is it worth continuing for now with it? Could I be doing something different? The max shutter speed I can get with it is 1/250....I won't be getting access to camera gear for a couple of months yet, at least!! arrgh

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