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May 19, 2019 14:44 |  #376

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Why do you use a Kaiser flash shoe on only one flash head?

Thanks! I use the flash heads in a key (12 o'clock) and fill (3 o'c.lock) configuration just like portrait lighting. Elevating the key gives me two light sources that partially wrap around the subject at different angles. The end result is better control over shadows and highlights and the subject looks more 3D. I've spent a lot of time working on my light so that it's doing most of the heavy lifting for me. I spend very little time in post.


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In celebration of World Bee Day here is my favorite honeybee shot. One frame, no cropping, and about 2x. I used some sugar syrup to give her a reason to let me get close. The day I learned that Zucchini pollen is HUGE!

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In celebration of World Bee Day here is my favorite honeybee shot. One frame, no cropping, and about 2x. I used some sugar syrup to give her a reason to let me get close. The day I learned that Zucchini pollen is HUGE!

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Flipping heck!!! :eek:


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May 21, 2019 09:20 |  #381

stunning shots captured of the bees, some of you guys were able to capture all the detail there. I am impressed, keep it up and I look forward to seeing more :)


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In celebration of World Bee Day here is my favorite honeybee shot. One frame, no cropping, and about 2x. I used some sugar syrup to give her a reason to let me get close. The day I learned that Zucchini pollen is HUGE!

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Technique: I injected artificial nectar into a Lavender flower and when the honeybee started feeding on it I grabbed onto the stem of the lavender flower with my left hand, and then rested the lens on that same hand to help keep the scene steady. Then we played a game where I'd frame and compose the scene only for her to move at the last second ;) Framing is a bit tight, so I'm gonna try to recreate this shot at a slightly lower mag in the not so distance future.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GJTh​nj  (external link) Feeding Honeybee VIII (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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Dalantech wrote in post #18868550 (external link)
Technique: I injected artificial nectar into a Lavender flower and when the honeybee started feeding on it I grabbed onto the stem of the lavender flower with my left hand, and then rested the lens on that same hand to help keep the scene steady. Then we played a game where I'd frame and compose the scene only for her to move at the last second ;) Framing is a bit tight, so I'm gonna try to recreate this shot at a slightly lower mag in the not so distance future.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GJTh​nj  (external link) Feeding Honeybee VIII (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

Ah yes, all the critters I like to shoot make terrible models: uncooperative, won't do what I tell them, won't hold still, hide behind whatever is available. -? I wonder if it could be because they are so poorly paid!? :lol:




  
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