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A Bit Of Macro Photography

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Ganton Gunner, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I genuinely had thought of selling my macro lens.
    I got it out yesterday to check all was well etc. with a view to selling it.
    After playing with it I remembered how good it was
    So today I decided to have a play to test mine and the lenses capabilities.
    In all honesty I am not sure what it is i photographed lol but the 1st pic shows it for scale upload_2019-4-24_17-46-22.gif
    took about 6 attempts to get a good pic.
    [​IMG]Inkedbug_LI by peter staddon, on Flickr
    [​IMG]800_0155 by peter staddon, on Flickr
     
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    great macro, looks like a larvae of some sort or other.
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    :thumb:
    Wow, now that is close up!
    :)
     
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    Shoto1 Donator

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    Very cool :cool::up:
     
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    carnivore Industious Member

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    I think that lens is a keeper. Nice piccy. :up:
     
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    ibo7 Keyboard Hero

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    WHOA, I looked at the first pic and thought "okay clear pic, nice", then scrolled down and saw the bug:eek:
    That's certainly a close up:thumb:
    Do you know what magnification that is? I know nothing about cameras tbh
     
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    I'd eat it, but then I'd eat most forms of protein. Not tofu obviously.

    Dave
     
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    How very Marc Almond (allegedly)...!
     
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    Ooh, obviously didn't think that one through.

    No thank you.

    Dave
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Not quite that straight forward I am afraid the lens was at 1:1 for the sensor but then i was using extension tubes so that could be anywhere up to 3:1 on the sensor.
    then obviously i have blown the image up too so I would hazard a guess about 87x magnification :D:cool:
     
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    Nice pic :thumb: Trouble is, for some reason, I really want to know what it is now :facepalm:

    What is it ?
     
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    Akita177 Sharpen the pikes

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    Id say its an aphid.
     
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    A Aphid is about as specific as I can be unfortunately.
    Unfortunately that's the equivalent of saying it's a dog.
     
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    I spent about 15 minutes looking at google images of aphids & leaf beetles last night but couldn't identify what it is. How sad am I ? :( ;) I'll get my nature books out later & have a look. Whenever I see something in my garden or in the pond, I have to know what it is for some reason & I usually manage to identify most things. But perhaps this bug is a foreign species & not recorded as being native to the UK ? There seems to be quite a few insects about like that now & I'm sure I've read somewhere that worldwide, scientists identify thousands of new, unknown insects each year :confused:

    Your bug reminds me a bit of a dragonfly larva, like the one in the middle below, more than a beetle type thing. So I'd guess it might turn into something else with or without wings, maybe ??? Pond insects might be good subjects for macro-photography, there's loads of weird looking ones.

    [​IMG]

    I'm only guessing though but it looks quite like the larvae of something, with it's weird eyes & legs.
     
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