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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 15 June 2015

JUST ONE. (15/06/15)

it’s not a very good start to the working week. Just the one shot but I took five I was hoping they would stack and they still might with a bit of juggling. I have also found a White tailed Bumble bee nest which something, I assume a Badger, has had a good dig at. I was trying to take a picture but will have to go back with a longer lens as I’ve been stung twice and Molly has been stung once. The bees were not in a good mood._V0G8947

Yellow Dung Fly, Scathophaga stercoraria. Sitting on a bracken frond. I think this is a female as she has a green tinge as opposed to being golden yellow.

2015-06-15-10.29.21 ZS retouched

This is it focus stacked and retouched….I see I forgot to retouch the bracken. Oh Hum.

That’s all for today, I’ll go and get some pictures of the bees and nurse my sore arm.

 

21 comments:

  1. I like the shot. Technically perfect! Hope your arm feels better soon.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. It feels fine now thanks Mersad.

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  2. Nice shot Adrian, be careful around those bees, you're braver than me. I'm interested to know more about stacking, what is the benefit to it?

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    1. Just looked up focus stackin on wikipedia, I understand what you doing now.

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    2. Ian, yes it just increases DOF. Zerene is the best I have found but this could have been done manually as it's only two shots.

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  3. Just one but GREAT macro! Liked its details blurred green in the background.

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    1. Kovacs, I was lucky it was sitting in a good place.

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  4. A female Dung Fly..eh?...you certainly know how to attract a better class of lady! Nice shot though, and the stacked image works well.
    Go careful with those bees!1...[;o)

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    1. Trevor it is just about okay but doesn't really line up.

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  5. Looks good to me but then I would not know how to 'stack'!

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    1. Margaret, I prefer the first image which is just a straight photograph.

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  6. There is a little more detail on the stacked dung (fly) so it was worth the effort. Personally I can't see anything amiss with the greenery. Ah. It's the bottom few mm where things double up but only noticeable if being pernickety and looking closely for errors.

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    1. John, being hand held I'm surprised they stacked this well.

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    1. Linda, thank you. sometimes I take the time to get the light right.

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  8. When enlarged the first image does look a little sharper then the second image however I like both.

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    1. Douglas there is more of the second image in focus but there are blurry bits where it had moved it;s head and legs.

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  9. Working week? You still have a working week? I don't have a working week and I don't have a week end. I'm just retired all the time. Yes, bees that have been disturbed can be very nasty.

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    1. Red, I admit days are much the same for me,

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  10. Sorry to hear about the suffering for your art. A bee sting that gets better quickly is better than starving in a garret. I hope Molly has also recovered.

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    1. Pauline we are both fine now. If Moll hears a bee she watches it carefully,

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