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Copyright: Nitin Jawale (NitinJawale) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 119] (1494)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon EOS 550D
Exposure: f/inf, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 0:46
Viewed: 5033
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This pic is a product of a reversed Asahi Pentax 28 mm manual lens ( an used piece which I got at less than 10 $ from ebay) with a Kenko 2X extender, mounted on a EOS 550D. It helps to get very close to the subject and get these details, but since it can focus from as close as say less than 10 cm only, it is very difficult to work with it, even with a 2x extender. The good point about the manual Asahi pentax 28 mm, is that you can control the aperture manually wit the help of the ring on the lens.
I tried on many other live subject and even spiders ran away. Only this fly cooperated ! I wonder how other photographers shoot splendid images of compound yes of a dragonfly, damselflies and others with this reversed 28 mm technique. Must be certainly requiring lot of patience and perseverance.
Now about the subject. Here you can see the individual ommitadia of the compound eyes, much closer than many of my other macros.

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Bom dia Nitin
Fantastic ultra macro with impressive technique.Amazed with Your work.Congrats!
Thank You for the notes.
Have a good day

Most things worth doing require time and patience, this shot was well worth the effort.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2012-06-05 17:01]

beautiful shot!

love this macro, beautiful colors.
nice composition.
very well done!


Hello Nitin,
What a splendid macro with exceptional details and outstanding sharpness. Absolutely amazing vivid colors and nice composition. The light and exposure are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Dear Nitin

Mastachhhhh mitra.

Supperb shoot.perfect compose.

Best Regds
Ranjan Gawde

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