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Dec 31, 2009 06:40 |  #1

Greg (Greg_C) and myself had a spur of the moment wander through Karawatha Forest (southern Brisbane, Australia) yesterday afternoon.

Here are my better ones from our two hours in the bush ...

Dwarf Tree Frog

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Triangular Spider
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Flower Spider & Dinner
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Some sort of nest / cocoon ... photo is cropped a little and taken at 1:1 so pretty small. Any ID is welcome
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Brown Ringlet Butterfly
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Dec 31, 2009 06:44 |  #2

...and a few more ...

Robberfly

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Dragonfly
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Shield Bug
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Acacia Leaf Bug
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Dec 31, 2009 06:57 |  #3

very nice! what is your flash set up?
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Dec 31, 2009 07:01 |  #4

Really great set. I've just really started venturing into macro photography so I am not much of a critic, but my two cents for today is that the tree frog and the dragonfly shoots are my favourite. A bit conventional (i.e. something you would see in a magazine) but nonetheless great, guess you will figure out if that is a compliment or not. Cheers.


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Dec 31, 2009 07:02 |  #5

windpig wrote in post #9295409 (external link)
very nice! what is your flash set up?
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Thanks Ralph

flash is a 580EX II with a lumiquest softbox (and a bit of paper towel sticky taped to the front for additional diffusion) mounted onto the top of the camera.

Shoot in manual flash mode - usually around 1/2 to 1/4 power depending on the ambient light.


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Dec 31, 2009 07:09 |  #6

ocadet wrote in post #9295428 (external link)
Really great set. I've just really started venturing into macro photography so I am not much of a critic, but my two cents for today is that the tree frog and the dragonfly shoots are my favourite. A bit conventional (i.e. something you would see in a magazine) but nonetheless great, guess you will figure out if that is a compliment or not. Cheers.

Being very amatuer, I will take it as a compliment ;-)a Thanks mate!


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Dec 31, 2009 10:13 |  #7

Looks like you had a great day in some rich habitat. I am sure you will be getting back if this is just the results of a couple of hours. ha,

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Dec 31, 2009 10:17 |  #8

very nice series


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Jan 01, 2010 00:50 |  #9

Excellent set of shots Andrew. It was a good walk and we'll have to revisit Karawatha soon - hopefully when there is less water so we can explore more.


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Jan 01, 2010 02:20 |  #10

Wonderful shot series- well worth the trip !
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Jan 01, 2010 04:28 |  #11

Great set mate. Looks like a good location with a lot of variety.


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Jan 01, 2010 05:10 |  #12

Awesome shots! What equipment did you use for these? How did you get the background to be so dark in most of these pics? Was it mostly PP?


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Jan 01, 2010 05:30 |  #13

These are all great, but I like that frog the best.


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Jan 01, 2010 05:36 |  #14

thanks for the comments Brian, Keith, Beemarino and Greg.

troypiggo wrote in post #9300914 (external link)
Great set mate. Looks like a good location with a lot of variety.

We should organise a meet there as soon as the surface water subsides (as Greg suggests).

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Awesome shots! What equipment did you use for these? How did you get the background to be so dark in most of these pics? Was it mostly PP?

I think the exif should be intact, but if it can't be read then all these were taken with the 50D and EF100mm f2.8 macro lens. The lighting was with a 580EX II and lumiquest softbox mounted on top of the camera.

The only pp to the background was the removal of dust spots which show up well with the smooth colour graduation. The darkish background comes from the flash only hitting the subject and adjacent objects and not having anything within the immediate background to light up and show as out of focus light. It is good for the isolation of the subject, but the really dark, almost black backgrounds I prefer to avoid if possible. I think some colour in the background is nice to see and adds to picture more and you can still get the subject isolation. Unfortunately sometimes it is just impossible to get some background colour and you just have to go with what you have to make sure you can get the subject.


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Jan 01, 2010 05:37 |  #15

canonloader wrote in post #9301011 (external link)
These are all great, but I like that frog the best.

thanks Mitch


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