Garden Macro *Lockdown*update*15

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as we cannot get out and about at the moment i thought i would practice some macro stuff in the garden. i will try and update this now and then if i get any interesting shots

ImageRosemary beetle by ian harris, on Flickr

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ImageEuropean hoverfly by ian harris, on Flickr

ImageBumblebee by ian harris, on Flickr

ImageDark-edged Bee Fly by ian harris, on Flickr

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Very nice mate, hope you are keeping sane in all this................
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I spent the weekend doing the same in my garden Ian. Frustration knows no bounds when trying to catch a Bumblebee in flight.

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Sid-104 wrote:I spent the weekend doing the same in my garden Ian. Frustration knows no bounds when trying to catch a Bumblebee in flight.

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Fabulous picture Ian, I particuarly like the colourful little chap in the first :clap:

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thanks guys unfortunately i go into withdrawal if i don't get to use the cameras day to day i've been trying to get the Bee fly in flight :mad: no chance yet :lol:
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helired3 wrote:thanks guys unfortunately i go into withdrawal if i don't get to use the cameras day today i've been trying to get the Bee fly in flight :mad: no chance yet :lol:

You've made the best of it though, these are excellent photos. I might have to attempt photographing some garden birds myself.

Not being able to use the camera in this good weather is just so frustrating. I've been waiting all winter for a decent spell of settled weather to have a trip out to Lakenheath to hopefully catch the two remaining specials before the sun gets too high in the sky and the haze starts to interfere - that week finally arrived during lockdown, and now one of the specials has departed for repaint. :mad: By the time we're free again, it'll either be the height of summer or there won't be any of the specials left on base.
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There are some great colour schemes there, not too much grey!

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bit of an update we tend to get a few Red Kites around here i put chicken scraps out when i can is great to watch them feeding

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Very nice mate, we have a few Red Kites and Buzzards in the area but a bit too far away for anything great in camera.

Getting some lovely hedgehog footage on the trail camera though, love watching them :-)
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Two more from today i have some to go though so i will update as i go

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A beautiful set of images, Ian. As a nerdy birdwatcher, my faves are, naturally, the Red Kites. Thanks for sharing these images. :up:

I would be interested to know what kit you are using to record the images and would kindly ask that you to enable the feature on your Flickr account that shows camera/lens and EXIF data. TIA.

EDIT Just noticed the tags at the bottom of the Flickr page that is showing D750, Tamron 150-600. I'm a little slow on the uptake... :oops:
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hi george thank you for the compliment. i used a Sigma 105mm macro on my D7200 for the bugs and my Tamron zoom is the G2 150-600 we get quite a few Red Kites around here sins the conservation project was launched they have become a welcome site.
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Two to add today trying to get different bugs is a challenge.

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Three more Macro shots from the garden now the sun is back out this afternoon

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ImageBee Fly Macro by ian harris, on Flickr

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any Bee experts out there i was thinking this might be a tawny mining bee ? i think i will go with ivy bee

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Mayby a leafcutter bee. The greenery in the background's been got at. Great shots Ian.

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Well these fantasticshots have made me want to invest in a macro lens, they're great! I've only done macro with the lens reversed on the camera(yes really) and it was a complete phaff, not to mention an incredibly shallow depth of field. time to get saving!

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Thanks for all the great comments i'm still not sure about the Bee ( tawny ? leaf cutter ? ivy bee ? ) i have been using my Sigma 105mm f2.8 for a some years now but i'm very fortunate to have my fathers Tamron sp 90mm f2.8 to try i've heard very good things about the Tamron so watch this space :wink:
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So i am trying out the Tamron 90mm Macro early days but quite impressed with results so far there is always a but so here goes 15mm makes a big difference shooting Macro.

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Fab shots mate, you are making me interested in macro now. I could add a macro lens to my Canon 7d2 as that is currently redundant now that I have the 90D :-)
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Cheers Tim. that's what karen did kept the old camera and put a Sigma 105mm on it i must admit it's great to have both macro in the summer can be very addictive.
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Thanks for the update. I, too, have heard only good comments about the Tamron macro.

Unfortunately, here in Oz, we're heading into the cold, grey and wet time of the year, so not many bugs to shoot. Once the Covid restrictions are loosened, I may go out to 'chase' a few native terrestrial orchids.
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still testing the Tamron 90mm seem to be getting some good shots with it still to early to say witch lens i prefer todays shots

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still testing the Tamron 90mm i think i am getting to grips with this lens now here are todays shots

ImageBee ? leaf cutter 1 by ian harris, on Flickr

ImageBee ? leaf cutter 2 by ian harris, on Flickr

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