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Metallic Green Hover Fly
Metallic Green Hover Fly

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Camera: Nikon D7000
Date: Jun 6, 2015
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 7, 2015

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This was shot with an 80s Tamron 80-210mm macro zoom.
The lens was a freebee from the local Humane Society.
I shoot their annual 5K run so they gift me some of the interesting camera gear that comes into their thrift store.
There was also a Nikon 50mm f1.8 AF that was given to me. Both work fine. The Tamron is all manual.
This was shot at a local park on the river, while on the way home with the new gadgets.
This was shot at about 3 ft and at 210mm, hand held, with existing sunlight.
The technique is to focus as close as the lens will go, on the flower tips, and wait for the fly to get into the frame. It takes a little patience, but the results make it worthwhile.
These little bugs have been subjects for me before.

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06/08/2015 03:23:18 PM
he is really cool looking!!!
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