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Fabs Forns
07-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Well, the diminutive flower stem must feel like a full garden to the fly :D
Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead.

Model: NIKON D300
Lens (mm): 180
ISO: 1600
Aperture: 5
Shutter: 1/200
Exp. Comp.: -0.7
25mm Ext tube

Randy Stout
07-20-2009, 07:31 PM

Very nice colors and details in this fellow. You have managed to make a fly look great.

Pleasant BG and perch.

My 1st thought when thinking about the comp was to crop in a bit from the right, but I know you don't particularly like diagonals going out at the corner.

Which lens are you using Fabs?


Alfred Forns
07-20-2009, 07:46 PM
Sweet detail and great setting !!! Love them flies !!!

Fabs Forns
07-20-2009, 08:22 PM
Which lens are you using Fabs?


Sigma 180mm macro, with the Sigma 1.4X most of the time.
Killer combination, manual focus only though.


Julie Kenward
07-20-2009, 08:44 PM
Beautiful, Fabs! You and Al are sure doing some outstanding work on those flies! I love the BG colors and the fact that you got the fly at the same focal plane as the sweet little flowers - it's perfect!

Steve Maxson
07-20-2009, 09:42 PM
What a cool looking fly, Fabs! Very sharp and in great even light. It looks like a feeding tube inserted into the flower - if I'm seeing this right. Love it!

Thomas Herou
07-21-2009, 08:03 AM
Superb setting and comp.
Great details,I love my Sigma 180 too!

Markus Jais
07-21-2009, 12:41 PM
Beautiful perch for this little fellow. Wonderful sharpness and detail. A great capture.


Connie Mier
07-21-2009, 03:18 PM
Fabs, great location for this fly, really makes a beautiful shot. I have a question, I have a 2X sigma teleconverter. How well do you think it will work with the 180 (I guess I should just go out and try it!)?

Fabs Forns
07-21-2009, 05:26 PM
Connie I have no experience with the 2X, you may loose sharpness and for sure, one more stop of light.
I'd be interested to know if you try it :)

Thanks for the feedback, everyone!

Mike Moats
07-21-2009, 06:23 PM
The Forns family are becoming quite the bug shooters. Great details on the fly and great looking BG. I might have cropped just a little of the right side.