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Incredibly Ugly

Incredibly Ugly
Copyright ©2005, Jens Birch
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Don't eat anything while viewing this ordinary House fly!

This one was taken with my C5050 using an achromatic +33 diopters close-up lens. The illumination was by optical fibers leading the light of on-board TTL flash to the subject. Shutter time=1/100 Sec, aperture=f/8.0, subject distance ~18 mm, DOF less than 1mm.

This small sensor camera can, despite its moderate aperture of f/8, produce macros with larger DOF and less softening due to diffraction than any larger sensor DSLR. Something to think about for those CX0Y0 owners who think that the 'digital grass is greener on the SLR side'...

Cheers, Jens
Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' Macro
Uploaded: 09-Aug-2005 10:17 CEST
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Camera: Olympus C5050
Exposure time: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f/8
Focal length: 20mm (100)
Lens: +33 Acromatic close-up lens
Focusing method:
White balance: Auto
Flash: internal
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: None
Image resized to: 700x701

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Jens I like this housefly, it is better in DOF as myn. Have some questions mailed to you. Hope to get an aswer.

Best regards,

Fonzy - at 11:48 CEST on 09-Aug-2005 [Reply]


This shot gives me the creeps, it's one of those pictures you don't want to look at but you keep comming back to. Very well captured with incredible colours and DOF. Can I come out from behind the sofa now? Steve

Steve Elliott at 00:22 CEST on 11-Aug-2005 [Reply]