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    Grey :: Dawn
    A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle :: breakfast on the fly
    Cooking Tool(s) :: Submerged
    You Name It III :: You Name It!
    Free Study 2020-05 :: Portrait of a Fruit Fly - 3mm long (1/8th inch) including the wings
    The Smile III :: fun in the car
    Something Different for the New Year :: Birds with Attitude
    Yellow IV :: dragonfly
    Extended Free Study 2018-12 :: my girl
    Pink II :: Boronia Ledifolia & Bee Fly
    In the Garden II :: stalker
    Bokeh V :: summer rain
    Tunnels and Caves :: Speleothems - Jenolan Caves, Australia
    Free Study 2012-01 :: Robberfly with dewdrops
    Rainbow II :: iridescence
    Life III :: bearded warrior
    Industrial II :: Port Botany Expansion Project - Sydney
    Crayons & Colored Pencils :: ... and i can talk too !!
    Nightmares II :: caught by the boogeyman !
    Show Us Your Morning II :: 7.57 a.m.
    Green Portrait :: Portrait of a Grasshopper
    The Beginning of the End :: fast track to oblivion
    Photographing Photographers II :: three sisters
    On the Road II :: a walk in the fog on a road with the dog
    Extended Free Study 2019-05 :: a mischief of magpies
    48 Steps :: what a wonderful world
    Free Study 2019-11 :: watch out little fly .. you're on someone's radar!!
    Drive-By Shooting :: ANZAC Bridge - Sydney
    Off-Centered Subject V :: don't get out the fly spray .. i promise i'll keep my distance!!
    Free Study 2008-11 :: a dangerous world
    Macro XI :: the robberfly - a fascinating and wonderful creature
    Centered Composition IV :: facets
    Rock Song Titles :: The Fly by U2
    Extended Free Study 2019-11 :: fly little brother,  the bushfire is coming!!
    What Makes Me Happy II :: photographing these little guys makes me happy!!
    Wings II :: sunshine after the rain
    Beloved, At Least By Me :: i love my little photobomber
    Bad Hair Day (DPL4 WK3) :: i just looked in the mirror !!
    Preparation :: at her violin rehearsal
    Natural Light Portrait III :: my boy
    Hobby (other than photography) :: my hobby is the study of insects in their natural environment
    Abstract Motion Blur :: imprisoned
    Fences IV :: a fence in the fog with trees and a dog
    C is for _______ :: Close-Up of a Robberfly
    Extended Free Study 2019-09 :: my passion
    Free Study 2008-03 :: anatomy of a robberfly
    Honorable Mentions
    Free Study 2011-02 :: Caught
    Low Contrast III ::  the cat's whiskers
    Inside :: the passenger
    Spring III (ARCHIVAL) :: tiny photobomber welcomes the morning
    Extended Free Study 2020-05 :: green-eyed fly with hairy legs & bokeh
    101 Meters :: i'm not just a pretty face !!
    The Nature of Time :: being human
    Extended Free Study 2020-07 :: The world changes when it snows
    Extended Free Study 2020-06 :: Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong.
    The Springing of the Year (Archival) :: the undeniable exuberance of spring
    Out of Balance II :: the photo bomber - a repeat offender
    Three Techniques II :: Blur - Bokeh - Shallow DOF
    Free Study 2019-03 :: survival
    Extended Free Study 2020-03 :: robberfly with bokeh
    Pollution :: IT NEVER SLEEPS
    Free Study 2009-10 :: Long Legged Fly
    Landscape / Cityscape / Waterscape :: stepping lightly
    Stripes II :: feeling patriotic
    Face :: a beautiful soul
    Free Study 2008-12 :: Eye to Eye
    User Profile
    Name: roz batten
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    roz
    xxrozxx (Apr. 9th, 2007)
    Gender: F
    Type: Member Location: NSW Australia
    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
    Canon EOS-5D Mark III
    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
    Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
    Lenses: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
    Lensbaby velvet 56mm
    Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 M.Zuiko ED IS PRO
    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko
    Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED PRO
    Panasonic Panasonic Lumix G 8mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens
    Registered: Oct. 16th 2006
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    URL: https://www.instagram.com/rozbatten/
    Biography: ......... GO TEAM ..!!!..
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    I'M PUBLISHED .. !!!
    THREAD ON DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE - it's not available online
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    ABOUT THE INSECTS I SHOOT ..
    all the insects in my portfolio were alive (unless they were being eaten) & have been photogaphed in their natural surroundings ..
    any moisture you see would be either from the dew or rain ..

    i shoot with Canon - helpful to have your own light source .. i use a Canon Speedlight 580EXII external flash with a Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce plastic diffuser ..
    Kenko do a set of three extension tubes which i use in different combinations .. the Canon100mm macro lens without the tubes is great too depending on the size of the insect ..

    UPDATE - April 2019 - since writing the above i am now using Olympus mirrorless almost exclusively for insect macros and everything else .. :) ..
    camera - Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II or III ..
    Lens - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro Lens
    Flash - Olympus Fl 900-R ..



    NEW UPDATE - 2020 - now i shoot with whatever takes my fancy at the time ... Canon or Olympus or Samsung galaxy S9plus ..


    thankyou DPC for the wonderful ppl i've met .. the fantastic education .. and a keen interest transformed into my most satisfying creative outlet ..xx..


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    One is as though nothing is a miracle.
    The other is as though everything is a miracle.
    - Albert Einstein


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