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Feb 17, 2009 23:06 |  #16

jumper no2 acts so macho.




  
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Feb 17, 2009 23:09 as a reply to  @ post 7349231 |  #17

Stunning shots.

Hope I didn' miss it, but what lighting did you use?


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Feb 18, 2009 00:14 |  #18

Ali-Azri wrote in post #7349447 (external link)
jumper no2 acts so macho.

skygod44 wrote in post #7349463 (external link)
Stunning shots.

Hope I didn' miss it, but what lighting did you use?

Thanks for the comments, Ali Azri, skygod44 :)

Skygod44, i use a 580 EXII on a Hakuba LH1 flash bracket, with a DIY diffuser. Sorry i don't have a pic of the rig yet. The original ballhead on the hakuba was no good so it had to be replaced. Basically, it's a copycat of LordV (Brian)'s rig :D https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=1876391&po​stcount=22


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Feb 18, 2009 00:51 |  #19

orionmystery wrote in post #7349865 (external link)
Thanks for the comments, Ali Azri, skygod44 :)

Skygod44, i use a 580 EXII on a Hakuba LH1 flash bracket, with a DIY diffuser. Sorry i don't have a pic of the rig yet. The original ballhead on the hakuba was no good so it had to be replaced. Basically, it's a copycat of LordV (Brian)'s rig :D https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=1876391&po​stcount=22

Wow!

That's quite a lump there!
I've only got the 100mm macro, but took it out last weekend with some ok results. Trouble is, with natural lighting, even tiny insects move too fast to keep them in the focus sweetspot, thus I know I'll need a flash unit pretty soon to enable me to whack up the shutter speed.
But....I don't like flash per se, so was wondering if a lens-mounted ring unit might be the way to go....
Any thoughts?


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Feb 18, 2009 01:10 |  #20

skygod44 wrote in post #7350012 (external link)
Wow!

That's quite a lump there!
I've only got the 100mm macro, but took it out last weekend with some ok results. Trouble is, with natural lighting, even tiny insects move too fast to keep them in the focus sweetspot, thus I know I'll need a flash unit pretty soon to enable me to whack up the shutter speed.
But....I don't like flash per se, so was wondering if a lens-mounted ring unit might be the way to go....
Any thoughts?

Can't answer on the ring flash but think i've seen some discussion on that. Cheers:)


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Feb 18, 2009 01:32 |  #21

Great series Kurt. Jumpers are my favorite too.


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Feb 18, 2009 01:58 |  #22

Sugarman wrote in post #7350157 (external link)
Great series Kurt. Jumpers are my favorite too.

Thanks, Bill :)


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Feb 18, 2009 11:54 |  #23

Loved the colors and composition in No.2. The orange, green and black blends well. Great shots.


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Feb 18, 2009 13:25 as a reply to  @ ddave's post |  #24

Absolutely perfect face details...masterful work:D


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Feb 18, 2009 17:16 as a reply to  @ Heyrod's post |  #25

Thanks for the PM.
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I'm going to read up about ring flash units as I feel that's a route I'd like to take. Really love macro - it's such an accessible world.


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Feb 18, 2009 19:52 |  #26

ddave wrote in post #7352560 (external link)
Loved the colors and composition in No.2. The orange, green and black blends well. Great shots.

Thanks, ddave :)

Heyrod wrote in post #7353116 (external link)
Absolutely perfect face details...masterful work:D

Thanks, Rod :)

skygod44 wrote in post #7354689 (external link)
Thanks for the PM.
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I'm going to read up about ring flash units as I feel that's a route I'd like to take. Really love macro - it's such an accessible world.

No problem, Simon :). Most people don't seem to be very fond of the ring reflections in the bugs' eyes though:D


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Feb 18, 2009 22:20 |  #27

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No problem, Simon :). Most people don't seem to be very fond of the ring reflections in the bugs' eyes though:D

Really? Well, I've time to do a ton of research before I buy so I'll keep your thoughts in mind.

Looking forward to seeing more posts by you in the meantime.....
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Feb 18, 2009 22:41 |  #28

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Really? Well, I've time to do a ton of research before I buy so I'll keep your thoughts in mind.

Looking forward to seeing more posts by you in the meantime.....
:D

Just to show you a couple of images from a friend, Lordmint: https://photography-on-the.net …2693&highlight=​ring+flash

Check out the reflections in the jumpers' eyes and see if you're okay with that :)


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Feb 19, 2009 01:30 |  #29

orionmystery wrote in post #7356775 (external link)
Just to show you a couple of images from a friend, Lordmint: https://photography-on-the.net …2693&highlight=​ring+flash

Check out the reflections in the jumpers' eyes and see if you're okay with that :)

YUCK!

But I'd probably never get to that level of magnification with my 100 macro...

And wouldn't a softer diffuser have helped? Plus, with such smooth eyes, a bit of cloning?

As I said, can't buy anything right now, but the more I learn, the better I'll be informed when I leap...just like the spider!

Thanks again!
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