Macro Wasp

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Yet more shots from the bellows macro, this time of a wasp, also found around the house – it came in with fire wood; I volunteered it to be in my photographs.

The wasp had been in the freezer just before I photographed it, hence a bit of frost in some of the photos.

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All shots are brackets taken at the maximum magnification of 5x and processed in Photomatix using exposure fusion settings.

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Canon 5Dii, Canon FD 50mm f3.5 Macro Lens reversed with a Canon Macrophoto Coupler FL and mounted on a Canon FL Bellows with a Canon Life Size Adapter. All macro images ISO100,  merged from 3 brackets each, variously at +/- 2.0 E.V.

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18 thoughts on “Macro Wasp

    • Thanks Milton. They look so different in detail. I wonder what the purpose of all those hairs are – if they are sensory, display of some kind, or just there.

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    • It is fun! I would have used a fly if I had one. This time of year insects are in pretty short supply, unless one has a collection.
      The American dollar bill is a classic subject and works well since so much of the world has seen one, and it changes so little (I see it as a real symbol of the essential conservatism at the root of American culture) – all in all a worthy subject. Canadian paper money is always changing, right now it is converting to plastic from paper, and the smallest bill is $5. Thus, a shot of a detail from a bill would not ring any familiar bells with most people, including Canadians. I did take some pictures of a 1943 British thruppence that is lying around the house (in fact, on the computer desk for the last few weeks for some unknown reason). But that reminds me, I should take a shot of the little hologram on a credit card. The holidays are coming to an end, and probably my close up photography will be quite intermittent. I find that it takes a huge amount of time. Each of these three posts has probably taken 4 or 5 hours in total for shooting and processing images. I really should be putting that much effort into some of my landscape shots!

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