Pea Aphids

Discussion in 'Macro' started by garethwi, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. garethwi

    garethwi SC Regular

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    This was taken with a MD mount 70-210 zoom lens, a 2x converter, +3 close-up, and a macro lens on top. Add a builders lamp to the mix and this is my best shot of a pea aphid (greenfly):

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    These ugly little chaps are about a millimetre long.
     
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  2. BBW

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    Mini dinosaurs! :biggrin:

    Impressive macro!
     
  3. garethwi

    garethwi SC Regular

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    Thanks. It was magnified so much that mere focussing didn't work any more. I had to move the camera by gently nudging the tripod feet in and out.

    It took me about an hour to get this shot.
     
  4. BBW

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    You have unbounded patience!
     
  5. garethwi

    garethwi SC Regular

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    I have three children. Everything else is a snip!
     
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  6. wow

    That is quite a setup you have going there.
     
  7. garethwi

    garethwi SC Regular

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    Sep 14, 2011
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    It's not bad at all. I bought a MD-NEX converter for about €50, and got all 5 lenses, the 2x magnifier and a +1 and +2 close up lens at a local charity shop for less than €100. Not a bad days shopping. They have a load of M42 stuff there, too (including macro bellows), so I've just ordered an M42-NEX converter.
     
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