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Golden Fly in Tiny Flower

Golden Fly in Tiny Flower
Copyright ©2004, Jens Birch
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I liked the clean shot of this metallic fly which I think is called 'Gymnochaeta viridis' in Latin.

Cheers, Jens.

Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' Macro
Uploaded: 19-Oct-2004 10:50 CEST
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Camera: Olympus C5050
Exposure time: 1/125 sec.
Aperture: f/8
Focal length: 101 mm
Focusing method:
ISO: 64
White balance: Auto
Flash: internal
Image format: HQ
Processing applied: The post processing was made with PSP8 and consisted of cropping, histogram adjustment of contrast, automatically adjusting colour balance and saturation, and finally applying an unsharp mask after resizing
Various: The picture was taken with a home-made +20 achromatic doublet close-up lens, using the on-board flash to help illuminate the subject via a home-made fiber-optic macro flash unit (see Shot in A-mode with the aperture f/8 (to get as deep DOF as possible) and forced flash gave an exposure time of 1/125 sec.
Image resized to: 700x498

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Excellent picture!

Peter Pollack at 10:36 CEST on 20-Oct-2004 [Reply]