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L0n3Gr3yW0lf

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Location
Somerset, UK
Name
Ovi
Started playing with the macro-ish capabilities of the Tamron 28-75mm f 2.8 Di III VXD G2. (It's not as good as the Olympus 12-40mm f 2.8 Pro but still better than average)

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I do love the colours and the rendition of the lens.

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I have noticed I am struggling to find the composition I want in 3:2 more than I used to in 4:3 with subjects so close.

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The Autofocus seems to work well enough at a such small distance, C-AF in particular.

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And for bees, I think I prefer 75mm more than 50mm or 28mm.

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The sharpness is quite outstanding.

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While the bee has quite a bit of motion blur I still love the picture because of how awesome the bee's wings look, not a portfolio shot but an attention grabber.

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While this one is definitely a portfolio picture and I am so happy I got at least one picture with the bee in flight ... damn hard to do at f 2.8 and so up close.

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I think I am a lot more pleased with close-up/macro-ish performance of the Tamron 28-75mm f 2.8 Di III VXD G2 than the Tamron 150-500mm f 5-6.7 Di III VC VXD.
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
Thank you John for posting the pictures and the information. That is a fascinating moth.
Here's a photo of a baby one. I've never seen any, other than the fully grown ones. Finger for scale. An 'adult' Saunders' case moth is a bit bigger than a middle finger.

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An 'adult' with its case open:

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Being investigated by a large ant, which I brushed away after taking the photos. Ants could probably kill the larva.

An 'adult' larva in its case:

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Location
Southeast Idaho
Name
Dan
Some butterfly shots, all taken within 15 minutes of one another...


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Great shot. They look so evil!
Thanks. They are evil. I had an experience with just one of them a few years ago I will never forget. They relentlessly attack, they remember people's faces and will fly past someone to get at the one they're pissed off at. When I noticed them building this nest they noticed me and went absolutely nuts, slamming into the glass trying to get inside the house. It was like a Hitchcock movie.
 
Thanks. They are evil. I had an experience with just one of them a few years ago I will never forget. They relentlessly attack, they remember people's faces and will fly past someone to get at the one they're pissed off at. When I noticed them building this nest they noticed me and went absolutely nuts, slamming into the glass trying to get inside the house. It was like a Hitchcock movie.
I had to scroll up to make sure you weren't talking about crows! Wow, did not know any insect could do that! 🙀
 
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