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    Bokeh V :: summer rain
    Pink II :: Boronia Ledifolia & Bee Fly
    Burst of Color VI :: Dressed to Kill
    Something Different for the New Year :: Birds with Attitude
    Extended Free Study 2018-12 :: my girl
    Shallow DoF IX :: Silver Orb Weaving Spider (Leucauge granulata) with raindrops
    Show Us Your Morning II :: 7.57 a.m.
    Free Study 2020-10 :: The Nectar Collectors
    You Name It III :: You Name It!
    Word for Word :: Happy Feet
    Free Study 2020-05 :: Portrait of a Fruit Fly - 3mm long (1/8th inch) including the wings
    The Smile III :: fun in the car
    Cooking Tool(s) :: Submerged
    Pet Portrait VI :: my best mate
    Black & White IX :: a meeting at the birdbath
    Nightmares II :: caught by the boogeyman !
    In the Garden II :: stalker
    Yellow IV :: dragonfly
    Emotions :: cherished
    Free Study 2012-01 :: Robberfly with dewdrops
    Rainbow II :: iridescence
    Life III :: bearded warrior
    A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle :: breakfast on the fly
    Extended Free Study 2021-03 :: Ethereal
    Green Portrait :: Portrait of a Grasshopper
    Tunnels and Caves :: Speleothems - Jenolan Caves, Australia
    Hot III :: Burning Off
    Industrial II :: Port Botany Expansion Project - Sydney
    Transparency V :: Do penguins wear spectacles?!
    Grey :: Dawn
    No-Sky Landscape III :: first light on a foggy morning
    Extended Free Study 2021-02 :: Symbiosis
    Crayons & Colored Pencils :: ... and i can talk too !!
    The Beginning of the End :: fast track to oblivion
    Backlighting VI :: White Clover with photobomber
    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!!
    Extended Free Study 2021-01 :: basking in the morning light
    Drive-By Shooting :: ANZAC Bridge - Sydney
    Photographing Photographers II :: three sisters
    Extended Free Study 2020-11 :: Birdbath Shenanigans!
    Triangle IV :: sittin' pretty
    Signature Style II :: Dolichopodidae - Long Legged Fly
    Epic Fail :: I'll just eat that dead insect, thought the fly. Bad move. He's now on the spider's menu!!
    Macro XI :: the robberfly - a fascinating and wonderful creature
    Off-Centered Subject V :: don't get out the fly spray .. i promise i'll keep my distance!!
    Centered Composition IV :: facets
    Extended Free Study 2020-12 :: hidden world
    Free Study 2021-10 :: Snail Parasitic Blowfly
    Free Study 2008-11 :: a dangerous world
    Rock Song Titles :: The Fly by U2
    Complementary Colors VII  :: the world is a big place to a little ladybug
    Nightmares III :: If we were very small
    Fences IV :: a fence in the fog with trees and a dog
    Abstract Motion Blur :: imprisoned
    Low Contrast IV (ARCHIVAL) :: Ali's cat
    Centered and Ugly :: ugly to some
    Natural Light Portrait III :: my boy
    Bad Hair Day (DPL4 WK3) :: i just looked in the mirror !!
    Wings II :: sunshine after the rain
    C is for _______ :: Close-Up of a Robberfly
    Extended Free Study 2019-11 :: fly little brother,  the bushfire is coming!!
    What Makes Me Happy II :: photographing these little guys makes me happy!!
    Free Study 2021-03 :: an 'umbrella' made of grass
    Season's Greetings / Happy New Year (ARCHIVAL) :: from my family to yours
    Textures & Materials II (ARCHIVAL) :: a combination of sharp & soft .. thankyou little thistle
    Lens Effect II :: delicate
    Hobby (other than photography) :: my hobby is the study of insects in their natural environment
    Starburst B&W :: greeting the dawn
    Free Study 2008-03 :: anatomy of a robberfly
    Home Sweet Home IV :: My land. My dog. Home is where the heart is.
    Preparation :: at her violin rehearsal
    Beloved, At Least By Me :: i love my little photobomber
    Jeopardy! :: What insect symbolizes spiritual rebirth, transformation, change, hope and joy?
    Extended Free Study 2019-09 :: my passion
    Free Study 2021-09 :: When the world is surprisingly beautiful
    Honorable Mentions
    The Nature of Time :: being human
    Low Contrast III ::  the cat's whiskers
    101 Meters :: i'm not just a pretty face !!
    Books III :: Lie Down. Head Down. Look Up. Good Boy!! .. Now for something a little more challenging!!
    Spring III (ARCHIVAL) :: tiny photobomber welcomes the morning
    High Contrast VIII (ARCHIVAL) :: A working dog called Beau
    Inside :: the passenger
    Foliage VI (ARCHIVAL) :: Fallen
    Free Study 2021-08 :: This is Love
    Extended Free Study 2021-08 :: Singing in the rain
    Free Study 2011-02 :: Caught
    Extended Free Study 2020-07 :: The world changes when it snows
    Extended Free Study 2020-05 :: green-eyed fly with hairy legs & bokeh
    Book Cover IV (ARCHIVAL) :: STAY
    Free Study 2021-01 :: Orange Caterpillar Parasite Wasp with Dewdrops.
    Extended Free Study 2020-06 :: Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong.
    Artful Overlays :: The Robberfly - waiting in ambush
    Free Study 2020-12 :: the visitor
    Shiny :: paper daisy closing up for the night
    Out of Balance II :: the photo bomber - a repeat offender
    Free Study 2019-03 :: survival
    Totally PINK! :: An invitation to the dark side
    Free Study 2009-10 :: Long Legged Fly
    Goofy Face II :: Not just a pretty face!!
    Free Study 2008-12 :: Eye to Eye
    The Springing of the Year (Archival) :: the undeniable exuberance of spring
    Three Techniques II :: Blur - Bokeh - Shallow DOF
    Action IV :: Lift-Off
    Face :: a beautiful soul
    Free Study 2021-05 :: on the prowl
    Landscape / Cityscape / Waterscape :: stepping lightly
    Extended Free Study 2020-03 :: robberfly with bokeh
    Stripes II :: feeling patriotic
    Extended Free Study 2021-06 :: meeting sheep for the very first time
    Pollution :: IT NEVER SLEEPS
    User Profile
    Name: roz batten
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    Formerly:
    roz
    xxrozxx (Apr. 9th, 2007)
    Gender: F
    Type: Member Location: NSW Australia
    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
    Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
    Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra
    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 Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 Optic
    Lensbaby velvet 56mm
    Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 M.Zuiko ED IS PRO
    Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko
    Registered: Oct. 16th 2006
    Contact:
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    URL: https://www.instagram.com/rozbatten/
    Biography: This is Love
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    Cherished - one of my most emotive images ..
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    two of my prettiest insect macros..
    Symbiosis
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    Tetragonula Bees on Lemonade Tree
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    Predator - loving how this flip and blend turned out ...
    its like a crazy menacing insect abstract
    .. :)

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    very honoured to get 7th place in the Unofficial Points Race 2020: Unofficial Point and Ribbon Race ..
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    ......... GO TEAM ..!!!..
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    Interviewed by Jonathan Eger in PhotoWeeklyOnline
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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 - for all macro photos i use the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro.. it's helpful to have your own light source .. i use a Canon Speedlight 600EX-RT 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 FL900-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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    I LOVE DPC .. !!! ..

    i'm in FACEBOOK + and in FLICKR too + OVERLAYS & TEXTURES TUTORIAL WITH DIAGRAMS
    Signature: There are only two ways to live your life.
    One is as though nothing is a miracle.
    The other is as though everything is a miracle.
    - Albert Einstein


    when the ego weeps for what it has lost ..
    the spirit rejoices for what is has found ..



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