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#1 HansDekeling

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:15 AM

Again 100mm macro and 12 mm extension tube. young nuo EX 14 ringflash.

 

34467816986_647ac87b38_h.jpg2017 Bugs (11 van 29) by Hans De, on Flickr


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:51 AM

Interesting insect Hans. I have not tried many Macro pics though the super shallow depth of field seems to require ultra accurate focus especially in an image where more is out of focus than in focus...?  My inexpert thinking would be that some form of the percentage of in and out of focus elements might be part of creating a successful image...? 

 

If anything I have typed might make sense, perhaps a tighter crop on the insect could have altered the IN and OUT of focus balance...?

 

On my lap top it seems the point of focus might be other than on the eye of the insect, which may an important aspect of photographing any creature...?

 

I suspect your ring flash will open up all sorts of opportunities and it seems you used it very well in this image as it`s effect is not obvious..

 

Just thinking in type as ever, Thanks for posting.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:00 AM

Thanks Geedee

 

Yes in and out of focus is an major problem.

If the insect sit long enough I will try focus staking.

 

This one is moving very fast and I captured the moment handheld. The flash helps.

Macro is fun but also very demanding.

 

Thanks for the input.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for the heads up Hans, I am full of appreciation for those who can capture anything with a very short period of time available, FAST is not something I was ever very good at...(-:



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:25 AM

Beautiful insect Hans. Looks to me like he's ready to go into battle. Thems fightin' colors! Good job capturing him while he was moving fast. What aperture setting did you use? Could it have been brought down to extend the DOF?
Now I've got to read up on ringflash. Earlier this week it was extension tubes. Learning never ends.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:50 AM

Bright and beautiful, Hans !

You still got some nice detail in its composite eye - amazing!

Mark, Not the ring flash that Hans means but still a pretty good video ;)



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

Thanks for the input.

 

Geedee if you not fast, then you have to be smart. think ahead where the insect wants to go and anticipate. And 100 shots and 10 keepers if you lucky.

 

settings were F8, 1/250 sec, iso 100


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Rod. That's some impressive makeshift kit!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:58 PM

Nice shot Hans! 


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