Took another fly shot this afternoon (closeup)

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  1. Dao

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    - 1/200
    - f/16
    - ISO100

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    I dont know much about macro photos, but this just freaks me out
     
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    :lmao:

    I like it myself... great the way you captured the pollen stuck to it!
     
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    One more from today

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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    second one is way better! Just 100mm? How do you get so close? I feel like my 105mm micro doesnt get as close as this.
     
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    Thanks :D

    Yes, just 100mm only. No TC nor extension tube. Just my camera, lens and radio triggered flash with home made diffuser.

    The photos are 1:1 ratio. Basically I set the lens manually to 1:1 (so manual focus) and then move the camera backward and forward to focus. It works better on a monopod. But since I do not have a monopod, I use a tripod and make it worked like a monopod. Now I really need to buy a monopod since my tripod is kind of heavy for this.
     
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    I think the first frame is way better than the second one. I love that little bit of pollen on the fly's eyeball area. (How does one refer to a singular, multi-eyeball area when a fly has two separate eyeball areas, each composed of dozens on individual, tiny eyeballs??)
     
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    Terrific shots...
     
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    Good shots...prefer the first myself. I'm assuming these are probably cropped in?? Either that or some pretty large flies??
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I am still learning and trying to improve the technique.
    Nates: Yes, they were cropped in.

    So far, I learned that light is very important to get good macro shot. I am still trying to make my DYI lighting setup for macro shots. At this point, I think I need to use a PC cable instead of the cheap radio trigger because I can take the shot at 1/250 with flash on the shoe while I can only use 1/200 with radio trigger. (Maybe because of a slight delay)
     
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    SUPERB! Its face is sewed together by a hair folicle. I love the detail! Great Depth of feild.
     

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