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Copyright: Matthew Bird (Matt-Bird) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 33 N: 400] (1942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-17 9:06
Viewed: 3941
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot is taken with my tamron lens and my new kenko conversion lens 2x teleplus pro 300 DG. I have only used it once since buying it and I like it already(I wish it was the 1.4x but begs cant be choosers). I have not worked out how to put the lens and converter below in the photo details, any help would be appreciated.

However, this fly was a good subject for my first shot with this setup. I was trying to get the eye facets. They are visible but if zoomed in and enhanced on my uncropped version I can see them easy but the image does start to get grainy.

I was also trying to get night shots hoping insect won't move far or fast. It was a good assumption as I found this fly and several other insects.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-04-17 10:24]

Hello Matthew,

Very original picture!!! I like it alot! The pov and dov are perfect! The colors are very good too! This fly really looks like an alien monster ;-) TFS,


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-04-17 14:50]

wow, when this was your first try, matt,
how will the other ones look...?!
excellent shot, extraordinary details,
- the eyes are so great!
good pov, composition and dof.
well seen & captured, thor.

Photo impressionnante avec de bons détails.
bien fait.
amicalement JM

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