Hovers in Flight with the MPE-65

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  1. allie_c

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    Hi ya

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

    Cheers Holo:smashin::smashin:
     
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    one thing, SUPER :thumbsup:
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Awesome shots:thumbsup:. I too can't believe that you could find such cooperative subjects in hoverflies.
     
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    Stop it! You're making me want one of those lenses... and the flash for it too :devil:
    Great shots again! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thank you all for taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated.

    :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.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance but what is an MPE-65 ?

    Superb images by the way - very envious

    Bill
     
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    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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