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I never thought my deviation would ever selected as DD. One of the comments say I should have put some description on it. Well sorry, kind of my bad habit, coz not many people really want to know about the setup & how I made this photo before I got DD. So hereby, I want to redempt myself.

SETUP :
- Canon Powershot A70
- Lens Adapter LA-DC52C
- Reversed Yashica ML50mm f/1.9 SLR Lens
- Self-build male-to-male ring coupler

HOW :
- How? I usually go hunting in the morning, bugs are still resting so make me easy to shoot them
- 12mm focal length is it possible? Yes, Reversed Lens Technique. This technique is widely used (a.k.a Macro for the Poor)

REFERENCES :
Mark Plonsky's
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Given 2005-01-14
What kind of alien is this? The detail, the separation of the green against red and the pin sharp focus in Fly :: Close Up by ~patul make this everyday alien a true work of art! ( Suggested by ph0enix and Featured by serpentinekiss )
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Gaberie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
OH JESUS
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patul Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Wow.. glad to see somebody is commenting on a 7 years old submission.
Thanks :)
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Rashley Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
wow i have to say that looks amazing!
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eid91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
i like this picture:-)
go on my site
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La-Dolly-Vita Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
:clap: Great work, congrats on the DD :deviation:
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symars Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
This is a great macro shot, and an ingenious method!

Could you go more in depth about how exactly you employed how you managed to use the macro lens on your camera, and what lens you did in fact use?
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patul Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
There's an excellent article about A70 reverse lens technique, here it is [link]

I don't use this technique anymore since I moved to dSLR long time back..

Thank you :)
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symars Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Hmmm, do you think this kind of method works for other camera's? I just purchased a Canon Powershot S5, which can already take wonderful pseudo-macro pictures. It is compatible with a converter attachment, so do you think this method could be adapted to my camera?
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patul Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
I think it will work, even dSLR can make use of this technique, the thing is when you're using reversed lens the DoF will be very shallow.. so, be patient.. :)
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symars Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
I'm pretty sure I know what that means, but I'd like to be positive; DoF being shallow?
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patul Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Yep, very.. because of zooming.. you understand the meaning of Depth of Field right? Please read here [link] or google it..

Oh, forgot to mention, you'll have quite limited working distance (from the object), it will be merely 2 - 4 centimeters away from the objects.. so, be patient (again).. Hehehe..
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symars Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
I do, and yes I would imagine the working distance would be rather small. I'm ok with that though as I tend to like object or nature photography compared to animal and insect photography; the object being photographed will most likely be inanimate.

Thanks for the help :)
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patul Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
My pleasure :)
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
Another wonderfull picture! Congratz!
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Asunaphel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006  Professional Photographer
How cool is this?!!!!

This is a great shot, well done ;)
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grgbpm Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
icredible shot !
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SnowFox1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
- 12mm focal length is it possible? Yes, Reversed Lens Technique. This technique is widely used (a.k.a Macro for the Poor)


XDDD

Very nice!..I'll have to look up this Technique!
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shomasuyo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
This piece is really amazing. Amazing detail.

Please say what you think of mine piece too.

[link]
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shomasuyo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Amazing

WL-FX9/WL-FX9B
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veclock Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Student Digital Artist
looks nice
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DragonXero Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
Damn, I been one-upped. That is freaking amazing dude. I need to try getting that close early in the morning. Maybe I can get a bee. Awesome!
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
lol.. poor mans macro.. i thought i was the only one who new that trick.. of course i wouldnt be.. but thats when i was young and first into Photography... anyways this is an amazing shot.. keep it up :D
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patul Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
I am first into photography :)

Well, the thing is I dont have (and maybe dont want to spend) money to buy real macro lens.

Thank you
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Hi There! :wave:
You have just earned yourself an O.D.D. feature :winner: ! congrats! :clap:
Today's theme was titled " Macro Maddness " !! :w00t:
ODDS (oibyrd's daily deviations) are to honor the sometimes overlooked artists of dA that I personally think deserve some exposure (and ALSO, to show off people who I think are undeniably talented in their own genre of art, REGARDLESS of their #'s of fav's or pageviews. I like what I like and sometimes artwork isn't featured in the regular DDs because it's popular all on it's own It's a shame, but the admins are only trying to be fair! ). Please click the link below to see your work featured and to view other featured artists . If you prefer not to be a featured artist, just send me a note and I will remove you from the list. Cheers! xoxo Sandi oxo
[link]
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patul Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
:jawdrop:

Why should I prefer not to be a featured artist?

Thank you


**directly click the link**
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
you'd be surprised, there are some folks who don't want to be on my page ;) I don't know why :shrug:!
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corpsecreature Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
Wickedness, i have a weakness for flies +fave
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Johnnymarvalus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005   Photographer
The perfect shot
congratulations man, a fucking great photo :)
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kozmix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
excellent shot, great background
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fanaticalfrog Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
WOW...need I say more?
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:iconpatul:
patul Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
Yes, every critique will always be accepted with wide open arm.

Thanks :)
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Iguanition Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
God... this picture is so beautiful. And the fact that you did it with a point-and-shoot camera and not an expensive SLR is nothing but INSPIRING!

You're a tribute to all of us who can't afford professional cameras!
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patul Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
That's very sweet.. Thanks..

In fact, eventhough I have DSLR now, I cant do macro better than when I use A70, because I dont have macro lens and havent do reverse lens trick on my DSLR. I was so upset when my A70 died a month ago. I whacked it over and over, then few days later some sort of miracle happened, it works until now :D
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negative-infinity Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005
absolutely fantastic. and the colors are so vivid!
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C-Law Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005   Photographer
hm..laler ter-keren di dunia neh...deserve the DD ^^. btw, gimana caranya foto laler begini? biasa kalo g mau foto serangga, baru aja set up kamera, eh seranganya udah kabur duluan...
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airykitten Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
I never thought of using the word 'beautiful' to describe a fly, but allow me this time =)
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SpicyHamster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
The detail in the eyes here is stunning! Wonderful composure as well! You deserved that DD!
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BoogerEidelweiss Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
The clarity is superb! Its face looks like some sort of metal mask.
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invisiblewl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005   Photographer
very very GOOD , dof is fantastic !!! you nid bay a 20D and macro lens 65mm with 1:5 mode :)
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patul Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
I want to, but still just continue to be my wish.. I dont have enuff money for those expensive stuffs.. :(
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Banff7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005   Photographer
OMFG !@#
FROM Canon PowerShot A70?! HOW ?!
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:iconpatul:
patul Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
Yes, I use Canon PS A70, I summarized the setup in my journal [link]

Thank you for comment + fav..

:hug:
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PcXrS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005   Photographer
WICKED SHOT MAN!
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chetanb Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
wow! so close! amazing shot!!
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joshbomb Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
oh my god... the detail! i want your camera!

:love:
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henbody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Professional General Artist
pahiny saleg dab :)
bagus banget
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sahroe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005   Photographer
Macro for the poor! Yes! (I know a lot of people who use this technique.) XD

Wonderful photograph. Your narrow DoF works really well with the detail in the fly's eye to draw the viewer's eye to it. Give the viewer somewhere very distinct to rest their eye (I know I'm using that word a lot. XP) and that makes the photo really calm and stable, which is a good feeling for the image since the fly is just sitting there hanging out! =D

Well done.
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patul Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005
Glad to see somebody knows about Macro for the Poor :rofl:

Thanks...
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sahroe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005   Photographer
Definitely do. I'm having a problem finding a coupler that will be compatible with a Canoon 300D though. XP
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patul Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
I made the coupler myself..
Glue two Cokin Filter Ring Adapter 52mm (or depends on your lens) in opposite direction..
Or you can also glue 2 step down/up ring filters also in opposite direction...

Cost you few bucks.. :)
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Model
Canon PowerShot A70
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
16 mm
Date Taken
Jan 1, 2005, 11:50:27 AM
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