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Hoverfly on Vibernum

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We have a Vibernum bush in our back garden that at this time of year I call the buzzing bush, because it erupts with incredibly fragrant flowers that attract flying insects from all around. I went out today and grabbed a bunch of photos of them padding up the nectar. If only I could do video too, because it was amazing looking through the camera, watching this hoverfly (not a bee like I originally thought, but a Drone Fly [Eristalis tenax], so called because it resembles the Male Drone Honey Bee so much!) tapping his pad on the flower. I had a fair few specks of dust on the sensor which I have cloned out for this photo.
Posted 10:59pm Tuesday, 18th April 2006
I found a small rather pointless stepper ring today that went from 52mm to 52mm. Seems pointless to me, but in my setup it's now acting like a very tiny extension tube -- any excuse to get a little bit more magnification, eh? Haven't managed to try it out yet, though. So, anyway, it's back to work tomorrow - boo hoo...
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Shooting Date/Time2006:04:18 10:58:11.80
File TypeNEF
Lens50mm reversed lens + 63mm extension tubes + Sigma EM140-DG ring flash
Shutter Speed1/200
FlashAuto, Fired, Return not detected
ISO Speed200
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File Modification Date/Time2006:04:18 10:58:12
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Date/Time Of Digitization2006:04:18 10:58:11
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FlashAuto, Fired, Return not detected
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Lens0mm f/0 MF
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AF PointCenter
Shooting ModeSingle-Frame
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Shooting Date/Time2006:04:18 10:58:11.80
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