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Small fly

Observed: 4th May 2013 By: bjude
Merseyside BioBank
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Description:

Small fly on Camelia leaf

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Pic

Blimey...you don't make it easy! A small fly, out of focus, with wing glare.

Doubtless someone will have a go! ;)

Ian
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Small fly

Been trying to get better macro pics but funds limited. Taken with Digital camera,manual settings, extension tube and 50mm lens, makes it hard. Need a 100mm lens but cost is exhorbitant.

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Small fly

I know...it is not easy and I was only having a laugh. Even with a decent enough macro lens, most of my photos end up like this. Hope you manage to save up for a lens at some point...second hand?

Ian
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Lens/camera

What equipment are you using? Any lens recommendation. I have Pentax K-x DGSLR.
Some photo assistance (none technical) would be good reading on this site for amateur naturalist photographers.

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Lens

I use a Canon EOS 1000D with a Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG Macro. I think the lens was about £400-£500 and it is fine for me. I have to say, though, that a compact Canon Powershot G9 I used to have took better macro photos, I think. A lot of people with amazing macro photos of insects take them all with a compact camera set on Auto. Steven Falk's Flickr site is testament to that...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/collections/72157629586945825/

The Canon G9 bit the dust a while ago, but I am going to replace it with another compact when I win the lottery, as compacts are very useful to have stuffed in a pocket.

Ian
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