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Oct 04, 2011 16:29 |  #1

Just wanna share the photos I took at a local arboretum last weekend. Just got my MP-E 65 here in the forum and would like to learn how to use it properly, and learn how to shoot the right way at the same time. So, C&C are always welcome. And Im also more than happy if someone would give me tips/tricks to make my photos look better. I.e., the do's and donts. (edit: never mind, I found LordV's macro sticky)

Also, my bro told me that my diffuser is creating too much highlight, i dont totally understand that... Does he mean I need to try a different one and experiment? (Im currently using a 6"x10" inflatable softbox diffuser)

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Oct 04, 2011 16:40 |  #2

They are wonderful shots.

For shiny subjects (like the ladybirds) it is a 'challenge' to get the light not to reflect too much, but to me I cannot see any really blown areas ( the odd leg), and shots 2,3+4 are excellent.


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Oct 04, 2011 16:59 |  #3

Thanks for the compliment!

Should I use a wider diffuser for shiny subjects, or move the flash to a different angle (take it off from the camera)?


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Oct 05, 2011 00:55 |  #4

Doing well with the new lens.
Highlight looks ok on #1 but perhaps a bit strong on #4.
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Oct 05, 2011 21:01 |  #5

Thanks Brian! I'll keep on practicing and will experiment on making DIY diffusers, hoping one day that I can take amazing pictures like you guys.


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Oct 06, 2011 02:52 |  #6

sil40sx wrote in post #13211102 (external link)
Thanks Brian! I'll keep on practicing and will experiment on making DIY diffusers, hoping one day that I can take amazing pictures like you guys.

Photo's 2 & 4 are amazing! ... Nicely done.


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Oct 06, 2011 06:12 |  #7

Thats a really good start, i think they are all great, your clearly a natural


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Oct 06, 2011 06:45 |  #8

The second one is really good! any special PP done?


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Oct 06, 2011 07:09 |  #9

Very nice set, my fave is #2.


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Oct 06, 2011 08:38 |  #10

yup, #2 wins but they're all very nice .. well done!


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Oct 06, 2011 14:49 |  #11

love picture 2


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Oct 07, 2011 03:38 |  #12

Thank guys, appreciate it a lot! I am actually surprised that I get these much compliments. I am very happy, because getting these kind words from you guys means I may progress in this hobby:)

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The second one is really good! any special PP done?

Thanks. As for the PP, I'm just playing around with the sharpness, brightness, clarity and temperature in CS5. Other than that, I don't know how to make other adjustments in the program :oops:


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Oct 07, 2011 20:40 |  #13

Very nice! I like #4 a lot. The last one could be tricky depending on the angle or direction of light due to light reflecting off the smooth surfaces on the beetle.




  
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Oct 07, 2011 21:08 |  #14

Wonderful set, esp like #2.


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Oct 08, 2011 01:31 |  #15

Thanks again guys!


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