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Apr 20, 2016 02:11 |  #1

Just a ladybird....8-)

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Apr 20, 2016 14:52 |  #2

Nice lighting and good DoF.


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Apr 20, 2016 15:27 |  #3

Incredible diffusion Rob.

As always a lovely composition.


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Apr 20, 2016 15:57 |  #4

A very nice ladybird too, Rob!


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Apr 21, 2016 00:58 |  #5

Lovely capture Rob :)
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Apr 21, 2016 01:18 |  #6

thanks for your reply....


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Apr 21, 2016 07:58 |  #7

Good photo what lens and flash were you using? And more important how did you diffuse it? There is no harsh lighting at all.




  
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Apr 21, 2016 08:24 |  #8

davholla wrote in post #17979496 (external link)
Good photo what lens and flash were you using? And more important how did you diffuse it? There is no harsh lighting at all.

lens MP-E 65mm, flash MT-24EX, and a self made diffuser....2 emty beans cans, now contains 2 plastic domes and some parchment paper....




  
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Apr 21, 2016 14:20 |  #9
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It is extremely difficult to photograph blacks + light colors and expose correctly for each.

Great job and, yes, wonderful (=imperceptible) use of flash 8-)




  
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Apr 21, 2016 16:07 |  #10

Beautifully diffused and wonderfully captured.


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Apr 22, 2016 03:08 |  #11

John Koerner wrote in post #17979902 (external link)
It is extremely difficult to photograph blacks + light colors and expose correctly for each.

Great job and, yes, wonderful (=imperceptible) use of flash 8-)

I agree this is a better photo than on my bug life magazine. This is actually better than natural light.




  
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Apr 23, 2016 02:31 |  #12

That light is really soft! How many stops are you losing compared with the bare flash?


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Apr 23, 2016 04:11 |  #13

thanks folks...

Dalantech wrote in post #17981698 (external link)
That light is really soft! How many stops are you losing compared with the bare flash?

My diffuser is fixed with cable ties and sticky tack so i can't take them off now to compare them without my diffuser ..

in a hobby shop i bought 2 plastic domes and made them diffuse with sandpaper, i also use (for 1 dome) 2 layers of parchment paper, all this i placed in an empty can. Sure all this blocked some light but, for me it's acceptable.

With this ladybird my Flash Exposure Compensation = + 2/3 stop.
Once in a while i take my diffuser apart to make some changes, then i shall compare it with or without.


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Apr 23, 2016 04:30 |  #14

Natuurfreak wrote in post #17981748 (external link)
thanks folks...

My diffuser is fixed with cable ties and sticky tack so i can't take them off now to compare them without my diffuser ..

in a hobby shop i bought 2 plastic domes and made them diffuse with sandpaper, i also use (for 1 dome) 2 layers of parchment paper, all this i placed in an empty can. Sure all this blocked some light but, for me it's acceptable.

With this ladybird my Flash Exposure Compensation = + 2/3 stop.
Once in a while i take my diffuser apart to make some changes, then i shall compare it with or without.

Rob,

Thanks. No worries, just curious -it looks really soft! Always a balancing act for me between diffusion, power out, and diffuser size. Losing roughly two stops with this set (external link).


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Apr 23, 2016 05:19 |  #15

Dalantech wrote in post #17981763 (external link)
Thanks. No worries, just curious -it looks really soft! Always a balancing act for me between diffusion, power out, and diffuser size. Losing roughly two stops with this set (external link).

brilliant creativity and an elegant solution you have made, John... you also have very good results with your diffusion.

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