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Crab Spider and a Honeybee

 
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Aug 28, 2015 02:25 |  #1

Oh look, it's not another photo of a bee... Oh, wait... ;) This crab Spider has been hunting in my Lavender and Mint for a while, and has even taken on some of the coloration of the Mint flowers that it caught a Honeybee in.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 37mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (+1/3 FEC) with head "A" set as the key and head "B" as the fill. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. Was shooting free hand, and I find the EF-S 60mm easier to control because it's lighter than the MP-E 65nn. Also I wanted both spider and bee filling in the frame, so I had to shoot with a lens that could go below life size (this shot is roughly half life size). This is also the last shot I'll take with the prototype diffuser I was using. I finished the final version this morning and, with minor changes, it will be the light that I take into and use next year (provided Canon doesn't refresh the MT-24EX). I'm not gonna post a "how to" on how to build it, cause no one in their right mind would. I spent about 80 USD in parts alone and shipping from the Lego store can take months. Yes, I used Legos to do my prototyping and to build the final version. But to me it was worth the time and effort -look at the specular highlights in this shot and keep in mind I'm at roughly half life size (edit: The tubes threw me off -the mag is about .6 and the working distance was short). Light loss when compared to the bare flash: About 2 stops.

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Aug 28, 2015 04:28 |  #2

The subject matter, composition and diffusion are all mind blowing! :eek:


However, it is all done with wires, I can see them.  :p


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Aug 28, 2015 05:11 |  #3

Snowyman wrote in post #17686042 (external link)
The subject matter, composition and diffusion are all mind blowing! :eek:


However, it is all done with wires, I can see them.  :p

:lol: Thanks 8-)


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Aug 28, 2015 05:32 |  #4

Woow, nice job on the light!
I love the idea of the Lego too ;)


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Aug 28, 2015 05:55 |  #5

Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17686075 (external link)
Woow, nice job on the light!
I love the idea of the Lego too ;)

Thanks :) Using the Legos made taking the diffusers apart and re configuring them easier. Prior to using them if I wanted to test a new design (or materials) I had to practically build an entirely new diffuser set and it was too expensive and time consuming.


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