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Dalantech
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Mar 19, 2016 02:16 |  #1

Still post processing images that I took last year, and trying to get some time with the camera in my hand but the weather isn't cooperating.

This first frame was part of a diffuser design test that I did last year. Lots of things work great at the kitchen table when shooting a test target only to fail miserably in the field. Technique: Injected artificial nectar into a zucchini flower that I taped to a leaf. I was shading the subject, and the sun was behind the clouds, so there is no natural light on the bee in this frame.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 25mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (flash head "A" set as the key and "B" as the fill, both on the Canon flash mount). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1677/25377407520_0277fdc62c_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/EEvR​7Y] (external link)Feeding Bumblebee Light Test IV (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

Technique: It was early in the morning and this Wool Carder Bee was having a tough time getting its metabolism going. I was holding onto the stem of that flower with my left index finger and thumb, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep everything steady. The bee would occasionally move, and when it stopped I'd roll the flower's stem with my fingers to turn the critter toward the camera and look for a composition.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F10, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (between 2x and 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX. These are single, uncropped, frames taken hand held.

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1451/25677584266_dd8fbcef63_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/F83k​d7] (external link)Sleep Walking XI (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1546/25100304414_5b827b46e1_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Ef2C​2d] (external link)Sleep Walking XII (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

Technique: It was early in the morning and this Wool Carder Bee was having a tough time getting its metabolism going. It went from being active and walking around the flower to clamping onto a petal and snoozing. I was holding onto the stem of that flower with my left index finger and thumb, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep everything steady. I was holding the camera horizontally, but framed this shot for a vertical composition.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x to about 4x) + a diffused MT-24EX. These are single, uncropped, frames taken hand held.

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1643/25838431285_33b10f26f9_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/FnfH​qz] (external link)Nap Time III (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1511/25863739345_654a4a8b46_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Fpuq​Cr] (external link)Nap Time IV (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

Here's a more recent image. Technique: Normally I'd grab onto the flower's stem with my left hand to keep the scene steady, and then rest the camera on that same hand. But there was no wind and the Hoverflies could tell when I was grabbing onto the stem and they'd fly off. So I had to rest my elbow on my knee for this frame.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1668/25158713994_3ba08af32b_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/EkbZ​9W] (external link)Hoverfly on Sour Grass Flower (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

I also picked up my ninth Daily Deviation award from Deviant Art for Sleep Walking VI (external link). I really thought that last year was gonna be a wash, but it turned out to be my best year yet. Hoping to get some more time with the camera in my hand this year.

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LindaB
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Mar 19, 2016 06:55 |  #2

Another wonderful set John and congrats on your award, well done :-)

Linda


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Mar 19, 2016 10:21 as a reply to LindaB's post |  #3

Great set Linda hope i will be as good as you :)
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LindaB
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Mar 19, 2016 11:27 |  #4

zeussbdc wrote in post #17940636 (external link)
Great set Linda hope i will be as good as you :)
Daniel

These are John's, not mine - I wish lol

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Mar 19, 2016 12:23 as a reply to LindaB's post |  #5

Ups :) anyway good shots :)


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Dalantech
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Mar 19, 2016 15:57 |  #6

Thanks Linda and Daniel 8-)


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