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Blue-spotted sea urchin – astropyga radiata
Photographed at approximately 7 meters deep.

Blue-spotted sea urchin - astropyga radiata

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite DS161 strobes

This was a bit of a surprise, I must say.
I seem to have been slightly lucky with flies in the past, and this time there was another one that was very willing to model.
Typically this wouldn’t be a fly I would warmly welcome. In Dutch it has the very unflattering name “strontvlieg”, literally translated “shit fly”. The golden dung fly (a slightly more becoming name), named after – exactly – the location where it can commonly be found.
Only I didn’t find it on a pile of dung. Where I did find it, was on one of the late blooming colorful flowers in the garden. The combination of colorful flowers and equally colorful fly made for – I think – a few fantastic images.

And oh my… Do I love my D800. Check out the 100% crops. Is that great or what? Not only the hairs on the fly, but also my reflection on its back. Wow! 🙂 🙂

Golden dung fly

D800, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm

Golden dung fly

D800, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/4.8, Tamron 90mm

Golden dung fly

100% crop of the image

Golden dung fly

D800, ISO100, 1/500 sec @ f/4.8, Tamron 90mm

Golden dung fly

D800, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/5, Tamron 90mm

Golden dung fly

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm

Golden dung fly

100% crop of the image

Well… what can I say… Some things simply look better from up close…

Tulip

D800, ISO100, 1/750 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90 mm macro

Tulip

D800, ISO100, 1/750 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm macro

Tulip

D800, ISO100, 1/750 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm macro

Funny things you see when you get in closer…
I seriously have to find me one of those 5:1 macro lenses!

Snow and ice

D700, ISO200, 1 sec @ f/16, Tamron 90mm macro + 1.4 teleconverter + 12mm + 24mm + 36mm extension tubes

I dug out the macro lens again after not having used it for some time.
Missed it. Cassandra was the first victim, but didn’t seem to care much.
Interesting stuff…
My better half has been telling me to shoot a series of pictures like this and frame them as a collage. I really should!

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4.8, Tamron 90 mm macro, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4.8, Tamron 90 mm macro, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4.5, Tamron 90 mm macro, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4.5, Tamron 90 mm macro, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4.0, Tamron 90 mm macro, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4.0, Tamron 90 mm macro, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4.5, Tamron 90 mm macro, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4.5, Tamron 90 mm macro, on-camera flash

Oh, before you start yelling that the eye has to be in focus…
This was done on purpose, for another purpose 😉