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Non insect macros anyone?

 
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Jan 03, 2020 16:31 as a reply to  @ post 18985592 |  #2896

Steffen, I posted some ideas about the setup years ago when I did my first oil shots and here is the post that has links to some articles. The first article doesn't mention dish-washing detergent or liquid soap and yet, it's essential. Have fun and go for it. But perhaps Sibil will pitch in.
https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=17572675


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Jan 03, 2020 17:35 |  #2897

itsallart wrote in post #18985663 (external link)
But perhaps Sibil will pitch in.

To me the essentials are ….
The right mixture of liquid detergent to water. Too much soap and you get soap bubbles mixed in with oil bubbles. Too little and your oil bubbles are too large. I struggle with this all the time.
For color I use either PowerPoint generated color charts, or free wallpapers downloaded from the Internet. With both I open each chart in Photoshop and add some saturation and blur (usually motion blur). I try to brake harsh lines.
The camera must be as parallel to the surface of the water as you can get it to be.
I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere but one of my challenges is to keep the solution free from other objects that a macro lens picks up easily. I will use a metal knife or plastic straw to move bubbles around. But not toothpick, chopstick, or anything that may leave something in the solution.
I don't use flash. Instead, I use two Ikea Jansjo desk work LED lamps, and crank up the ISO to 800-1600 on a crop body.




  
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Jan 04, 2020 18:31 |  #2898

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Jan 04, 2020 18:46 |  #2899

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Jan 04, 2020 22:09 |  #2900

Hah! You guys are great! Instead of having psycho-babble, we have psycho bubbles. ;-)a


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Jan 05, 2020 00:20 |  #2901

After so many years, this is my first effort with a macro lens! On a morning with a heavy dew I saw the drops acting as lenses to give a view of my partner's market garden. What I found interesting is the spider thread that leads to the moisture drop. Either the droplet washed it off the leaf or the spider managed to spin it there - something I find intriguing but unlikely.


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Jan 05, 2020 08:10 |  #2902

itsallart wrote in post #18985663 (external link)
Steffen, I posted some ideas about the setup years ago when I did my first oil shots and here is the post that has links to some articles. The first article doesn't mention dish-washing detergent or liquid soap and yet, it's essential. Have fun and go for it. But perhaps Sibil will pitch in.
https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=17572675

thank you so much. now i am excited to set it up soon.


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Jan 05, 2020 08:11 |  #2903

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To me the essentials are ….
The right mixture of liquid detergent to water. Too much soap and you get soap bubbles mixed in with oil bubbles. Too little and your oil bubbles are too large. I struggle with this all the time.
For color I use either PowerPoint generated color charts, or free wallpapers downloaded from the Internet. With both I open each chart in Photoshop and add some saturation and blur (usually motion blur). I try to brake harsh lines.
The camera must be as parallel to the surface of the water as you can get it to be.
I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere but one of my challenges is to keep the solution free from other objects that a macro lens picks up easily. I will use a metal knife or plastic straw to move bubbles around. But not toothpick, chopstick, or anything that may leave something in the solution.
I don't use flash. Instead, I use two Ikea Jansjo desk work LED lamps, and crank up the ISO to 800-1600 on a crop body.

thank you Sibil! I am excited to try this.


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Jan 05, 2020 15:24 |  #2905

Closer, and tweaked the light/diffusion.


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Jan 05, 2020 18:40 |  #2906

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Jan 06, 2020 10:16 |  #2907

More frost needles.


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Jan 06, 2020 10:19 |  #2908

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Jan 07, 2020 17:34 |  #2910

Oil, water and soap bubbles

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