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Sep 12, 2014 14:50 |  #16

Thanks Linda and Lester

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Very pretty pics and I am really liking your backgrounds. I think the above poster - Ian - might have been referring to where and how you place the backgrounds. Do you just wedge them up behind the plant or do you use a stand or clips?

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Linda, I have an extendable alloy pole (from my fishing days) which extends to about 6ft. I used some epoxy putty to fix a a clip to the one end, the other end has a point so pretty easy to push into the earth. I just push it into the earth, extend it if needed then clip a bg to it. A bamboo garden cane with a washing peg glued or tied to it would do the same job.


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Sep 12, 2014 15:29 |  #17

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Thanks Linda and Lester

Linda, I have an extendable alloy pole (from my fishing days) which extends to about 6ft. I used some epoxy putty to fix a a clip to the one end, the other end has a point so pretty easy to push into the earth. I just push it into the earth, extend it if needed then clip a bg to it. A bamboo garden cane with a washing peg glued or tied to it would do the same job.


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Sep 12, 2014 18:16 |  #18

That is pretty neat! We use our fingers (wish I had a few more) and shoot with one hand and that's darn tough, especially with tubes on! Somehow, we have become quite accustom now to shooting with one hand, to the point that it is awkward to use both...


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Sep 13, 2014 05:48 |  #19

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That is pretty neat! We use our fingers (wish I had a few more) and shoot with one hand and that's darn tough, especially with tubes on! Somehow, we have become quite accustom now to shooting with one hand, to the point that it is awkward to use both...


Camera in one hand and backdrop in the other, is that what they call multitasking? LOL Shooting single handed is hard though, done it a few times with bugs on my finger but had to throw most of the shots away! The pole works ok for me in my garden because I've baited up a single bloom so I know where the bees and wasps will land, but it wouldn't be much use out in the field shooting. I do take it with me but just use it as steadying aid when taking shots.


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Sep 13, 2014 05:59 |  #20

Worcester Lad wrote in post #17150488 (external link)
Thanks Linda and Lester

Linda, I have an extendable alloy pole (from my fishing days) which extends to about 6ft. I used some epoxy putty to fix a a clip to the one end, the other end has a point so pretty easy to push into the earth. I just push it into the earth, extend it if needed then clip a bg to it. A bamboo garden cane with a washing peg glued or tied to it would do the same job.


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Thank you very much for posting that pic and the info, which it can see is of interest to some others too. A pretty nifty piece of equipment - I am sure I can rig up something (or rather, get my husband to lol).

Many thanks again :D

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Sep 13, 2014 06:43 |  #21

Magical. :)
I was getting very curious about your evocative back grounds. :D


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Sep 13, 2014 09:39 |  #22

It is indeed a handy little tool, George. Multitasking for sure (but then again, females don't seem to have problems with that... :)


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Sep 14, 2014 00:42 |  #23

Beautiful shots, George.


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Sep 14, 2014 05:52 |  #24

Great selection George.


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Sep 15, 2014 16:53 |  #25

Snowyman wrote in post #17151605 (external link)
Magical. :)
I was getting very curious about your evocative back grounds. :D

A bit of cheating Snowy! :)

Thanks Snowy, Ish, Kurt and Frank.


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Sep 15, 2014 18:47 |  #26

nice set-up George,but like ish said,not too practical for us in the field,as we have no garden at home to shoot in.and I find it much easier to shoot one handed,as you can rest the lens,on your arm or hand that has the bug,and BG in it.
but this great for a home garden,for sure!,and with bonus light reflecting back onto the subject,eliminating most shadows!


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