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Dragonfly detail

Dragonfly detail
Copyright ©2016, Eben Gay
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1:1 crop from previous dragonfly photo. 1.8 meter minimum focus distance. No processing applied. f/8 to get a bit of depth of field (f/4 is the width of a small ant at minimum focal distance!). This is not a macro lens, but it is very close - when very far away from the subject!

Photographer: Eben Gay
Folder: Photos
Uploaded: 01-Jun-2016 02:18 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E-M5
Exposure time: 1/250 s
Aperture: F8
Focal length: 300 mm
Lens: Olympus Zuiko 300mm
Focusing method:
ISO: 400
White balance:
Flash: no
Image format:
Processing applied: Crop straight from camera
Image resized to: 750x1000

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Macro, as in maximum enlarged image. I use a 150 mm Macro, and at 5 feet that's about as close as I get dragonflies usually, sometimes I can get Damsels at 2 feet. Even Macros get cropped a bit.

Straight out of the camera this is really quite good.

I think this lens should do DF work like this wonderfully at about F 11-14. Take a test on a tripod and some stationary woven fabric were small threads are visible and start at 2.8 and run it all the other way, it's a good learning experience for each lens I own. I get to know which ranges I consider tolerable and preferred, for each lens.

Scott Peden at 03:54 CEST on 01-Jun-2016 [Reply]