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#1 JdMac_lb

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:56 PM

Good afternoon all,

 

was messing around with my new flash took this shot of a small cactus.  It is just a bit bigger than a quarter. I was playing with the settings on the flash giving one side more strength to see what it would do. The first is with extension tube the other is just the macro lens.  Both only had the edges cropped after alignment in ps.  All CC welcome.

 

Both shot at:

 

ISO 100

f11

1/125

 

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:43 PM

Very interesting texture. I think the lighting is better (more even) on the shot taken with the macro lens. What lens did you use? How close were you in each shot?

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:53 AM

Interesting.... I guess much may depend upon your intentions as to whether you set out to record accurately as you could or if you had a more interest in creating something more arty...I prefer the more arty version.... Up to you to determine which that one might be..(-:  I have SO much to learn about flash settings..!! 



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 03:51 AM

I get what Bob means about the even light.

The detail in both - based on the filaments around the left hand flower in the middle of the picture - is seems pretty similar.

Nice



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for the comments.  If I remember correctly the one with the shadows on one side I had the flash set to 4:1.  I wanted to see what difference it would make this was the first time for me to play with the settings for the 2 flashes.  I bought the Yongnuo YN24 speedlight macro flash which I am really liking so far.  Especially the price compared to the canon brand.

 

Bob - I used my 100mm Macro lens in both shots just added an extension tube for the one.


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