Once upon a time there was this hoverfly...

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  1. Bend The Light

    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ...who just walked around the table, across a piece of sponge that was being used by my daughter to wipe her chalk board. I got my camera, reversed my 18-55mm kit lens, and shot him. Just used on-board flash for these. What do you think?

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    That second one is kind of cool. I can see the texture of the sponge.

    Something to keep in mind: many insects are drawn to the color yellow. Their eyes are more sensitive to its light. Hence all abundance of yellow flowers (and activity around them.) Dont ever wear a yellow shirt around a bee hive! :flower:
     
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    It'd be nice to get the whole super model in the frame.
    Otherwise it looks good!
     
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    I got some with the whole body, but less detail, and didn't hit the focus quite so well. I'll keep trying! :D
     
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    I like the second one. I can see some of the sponge detail. :thumbup:

    Something to keep in mind: many bugs are drawn to the color yellow. Their eyes are more sensitive to its light. It helps the pollinators spot flowers. A large number of which are? Yep, yellow!
     
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    You having a senior moment and answering the same thread twice? :lol:

    Thanks for your input, though, really appreciated.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For making use of the (very sensitive to anything!) reversed lens technique these came out really well!

    And indeed: that technique needs to be trained. I used to be doing ok some 4 years ago, but can't seem to pull it off any more today. I can no longer rely on my right eye, and your viewfinder eye gets strained fast with this technique and that razor thin DOF you have when you try this!
     
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    Dur: Im a tard. I didnt see that the other one had posted. I must be getting old. My eyes and memory are going! :confused:
     

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