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Nov 16, 2015 12:19 |  #1

Technique: I injected artificial nectar into the flowers so this male Drone Hoverfly would have a reason to let me get close. Male cause there isn't a gap between the critters eyes.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 25mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (flash head "A" set as the key and "B" as the fill, both on the Canon flash mount). These are single, uncropped, frames taken hand held. Camera set to use natural light to expose the background. I shaded the subject so the only significant light source for it would be the flash.

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Nov 16, 2015 17:53 |  #2

Great light and details,John!


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Nov 17, 2015 22:12 |  #3

Thanks Denis :)


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Nov 18, 2015 03:24 |  #4

Absolutely wonderful! It is so nice to see the 'complete' insect as well as the super detailed macro.

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Nov 18, 2015 07:13 |  #5

Superb detail :-)


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Nov 18, 2015 15:04 |  #6

LindaB wrote in post #17788218 (external link)
Absolutely wonderful! It is so nice to see the 'complete' insect as well as the super detailed macro.

Linda

I'm trying to do that more these days -can see myself shooting between .6x and 2x with the EF-S 60mm and tubes for most of 2016.

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Superb detail :-)

Thanks to you both!


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Nov 19, 2015 10:45 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #7

I think with these two shots, in my view, you have the right balance. Over the recent years with the take-off with the MPE and high mag highly detailed shots, it is so nice not to be bombarded with 'in your face' macro pics and from some of the more recent shots on here, it seems more people are aiming for the in-between balance, which is nice. Probably because a huge amount of people photo-stack now and achieving a more desirable DoF, although that doesn't bother me too much.

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Nov 19, 2015 14:30 |  #8

LindaB wrote in post #17789698 (external link)
I think with these two shots, in my view, you have the right balance.
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Thanks!

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Over the recent years with the take-off with the MPE and high mag highly detailed shots, it is so nice not to be bombarded with 'in your face' macro pics and from some of the more recent shots on here, it seems more people are aiming for the in-between balance, which is nice. Probably because a huge amount of people photo-stack now and achieving a more desirable DoF, although that doesn't bother me too much.

Going for those "in your face shots" has been one of my big problems for quite some time. I needed to back off, but my light wouldn't support it. But that's all changed now -I have my light sorted.

FWIW: Most people stack for detail, not for depth. They could easily do what I do -look for a "magic angle" that makes the most out of what little depth there is and just take a single frame.


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Nov 20, 2015 06:59 |  #9

I wouldn't mind a bit more light on #1, other then that its a perfect shot :)


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Nov 20, 2015 10:52 |  #10

Warl0rd wrote in post #17790518 (external link)
I wouldn't mind a bit more light on #1, other then that its a perfect shot :)

Thanks Paulo 8-)


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Nov 30, 2015 18:08 |  #11

Superb :)


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Dec 02, 2015 15:14 as a reply to  @ CanopicJar's post |  #12

Thanks Travis!


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