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Bumble Bee (3)

Bumble Bee (3)
Copyright ©2005, Fonzy -
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Yesterday I bought a standard 50mm 1.4 OM lens thru the internet , connected to my E-1 with OM adapter plus 1.4 teleconverter I came to this result.

Photographer: Fonzy -
Folder: My Macro 2006
Uploaded: 26-Jun-2005 16:56 CEST
Current Rating: 8.50/2
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/250
Aperture: 2.8
Focal length:
Lens: Zuiko OM 50 mm 1.4+Converter
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 100
White balance:
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Cropped -Levels-Usm
Image resized to: 677x860

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Very good attempt

In my book this is a very good attempt for a second try macro, like the motion blur of the wing's. You E1 guy's have me contemplating if this model camera is going to be my next purchase to move up to the DSLR world, really like the results it produces. Regards.

Kerland Elder at 18:15 CEST on 26-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Kerland for the comment , i.m.o this is not a macro? This standard lens is a regular one 50mm 1.4 OM . Connected to the 1.4 tele-converter there is some magnification off the subject. It comes very close to macro but i.m.o. real macro is far better than this one. Still I think it was worth trying with this OM lens , we have to try all possibilities we have isn?t it. Thanks again, best regards?.

Fonzy - at 18:31 CEST on 26-Jun-2005 [Reply]

Oooop's !!!!

Oooop's , sounds like I'm tripping, sorry bout that Fons, still like the motion blur of the wings

Kerland Elder at 19:38 CEST on 26-Jun-2005 [Reply]

Bumble bee (3)

This shot raises a question. How many times the wings are stroken in 1/250 of a second? Is there a human technology that allows such a performance? Very nice picture.

Piero Magnani at 00:16 CEST on 27-Jun-2005 [Reply]

Strokes of the wings

Thanks Piero, you are right human eye is not equipt to catch the strokes of the wings,camera however does...

Fonzy - at 17:09 CEST on 03-Jul-2005 [Reply]

Belated comment...;-)

Thanks Juan for looking at my pictures when you arrived safely back from the USA. The bumble bee is flapping her wings so many times a sec, and bumping on to the flower that alone is the reason for un sharpness I think. The main reason to post it was to show her wings , you really can see the vibration of it. The name ?Hummel? sounds familiar , in Holland we call it a Hommel , Almost the same isn?t it.. Again thanks and best regards,

Fonzy - at 20:32 CEST on 28-Jul-2005 [Reply]