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What A Feast ...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    … the garden is. In more ways than one, I know.

    To the senses a delight, of colour and form, scent and texture. Then just a little closer and …

    … nature knows no pity, no sentimentality, just survival and reproduction. Only the fittest, the fastest, the craftiest endure.

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  2. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Peter Campbell
    Your best yet.
     
  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Do the critters move much during all this?
     
  4. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

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    Stefan
    Great action shots - how much patience goes into finding these situations?
     
  5. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Veteran

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    Very nice series
     
  6. Schwingi

    Schwingi Mu-43 Regular

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    Awesome! Which lens was used to get that magnification?
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Wowowow... amazing. :bravo-009:
     
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  8. Noku Dzu

    Noku Dzu Mu-43 Rookie

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    WOW!!! I'd be so proud if I could do this well.
     
  9. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks Amin.

    Thanks S... Oly 60 with raynox 250 on it.

    Thanks RTFL...

    Thanks Stefan. I don't know, how much do you think? :) (I have planted my garden to attract bugs) See here for the rundown - Macro Illustrated

    In this set the only ones moving are 3 and 5. The wasp has just taken off after capturing the caterpillar.

    You think? :)
     
  10. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks Noku. I do enjoy it, walking about in nature and seeing what the amazing little creatures get up to.
     
  11. AlaskaAce

    AlaskaAce Mu-43 Rookie

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    Great shots. Are you using any stacking?
     
  12. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    They are just wonderful shots of gruesome situations. :2thumbs:
     
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  13. Schwingi

    Schwingi Mu-43 Regular

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    So the Raynox 250 does the trick... Thanks! Any stacking involved for that sharpness across the frame?
     
  14. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

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    Michael
    Fantastic!
     
  15. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks AA... No stacking necessary.

    Thanks Ross ...

    Yes, as any other achromat of appropriate dioptre strength would do. No stacking necessary.

    Cheers Mike.
     
  16. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    Wow, did not know about the Raynox DCR-250. Will have to check that out! Well done!
     
  17. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks. The 250 is not for everybody, giving a WD of around 3 to 4"