Hovers in Flight with the MPE-65

allie_c

Active Member
Shot with the MPE-65, ISO800, f13, 1/250 and natural light. They were being very cooperative and allowed me to get close enough to use the MPE at x1.

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Holowlegs

Well-known Member
Hi ya

Another great set of shoots Allie:thumbsup: Hard to pick one out.

Cheers Holo:smashin::smashin:
 

jomike

Well-known Member
Now you are just showing off!
IFS at 1:1, handheld, and manually focussing and they are sharp as well!
No3 is my favourite, you can see the grains of pollen.

Great stuff

Mike
 

Tobers

Well-known Member
Blimey - #3 is a cracker as it is coming towards you.

Do you train these things or something? Domesticated hoverflies. Like that guy who trained geese to fly alongside him in a microlight :D.
 

denno75uk

Well-known Member
Awesome shots:thumbsup:. I too can't believe that you could find such cooperative subjects in hoverflies.
 

allie_c

Active Member
Thank you all for taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated.

Blimey - #3 is a cracker as it is coming towards you.

Do you train these things or something? Domesticated hoverflies. Like that guy who trained geese to fly alongside him in a microlight :D.

:D Nah just lucky. These tye of hovers tend to stay in one place longer than most and also these hovers were on approach to a flower so i was able to track there movements more easily.
 

jomike

Well-known Member
This is a MP-E 65.

It is a very specialised macro lens that can go up to 5X life size image on the sensor. Most other macro lenses can only go 1X without extension tubes etc. It cannot auto focus, nor can it focus to infinity, so you can only use it for macro.
Of course, being Canon, it comes only in Canon fit. :(

Mike
 

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