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by cueben
Mon May 28, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Red Admiral (butterfly) egg
Replies: 4
Views: 3864

That is both beautiful and interesting/educational!

-Ben
by cueben
Mon May 21, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Velvet Mite
Replies: 16
Views: 3241

A lot of work but the results are stunning. Great image of a very interesting critter.

-Ben
by cueben
Mon May 21, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Little vampires
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Very interesting image with the parasites. Good technique as well.

-Ben
by cueben
Mon May 21, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: wide-angle macro-in the field
Replies: 19
Views: 17431

I really like these! In particular, I've never understood why circular pictures are so rare since they are the most natural shape. I also like the uncommon effect of wide-angle macro. Have you tried stacking to get more DoF?

-Ben
by cueben
Wed May 16, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rove beetle
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Cool video. Feisty little bug!
by cueben
Wed May 16, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Hello from Belgium
Replies: 12
Views: 7327

I like your image Rayke. It looks good and stands out as more original amongst all the bugs that we often post on these forums.

-Ben
by cueben
Mon May 07, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Flash unit thermal overload specs & risks
Replies: 4
Views: 3219

One thing to consider is the type of batteries used. It seems to make a huge difference in the heat generated. This may be more of a factor in "normal" flashes like the 580EX or 430EX. I remember a test done by Syl Arena who tried all sorts of batteries to fire a flash repeatedly until the batteries...
by cueben
Mon May 07, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lichen on wooden fence (images added)
Replies: 20
Views: 14037

Thanks for lichen links Harold and linu!
by cueben
Thu May 03, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My favorite lichen
Replies: 16
Views: 3579

By the way, your image is very good! We are nitpicking at very small imperfections here...

-Ben
by cueben
Thu May 03, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My favorite lichen
Replies: 16
Views: 3579

Hi Rylee, At first I was also surprised how much retouching was necessary to get good images from deep stacks but I am getting used to it. I ended up choosing ZS and am using the techniques from the "advanced" video tutorial where I do my retouching from the pmax and two runs of dmap with different ...
by cueben
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lantern flies and Draco lizard
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Too close? You can never be too close!

Also, the stereo pair doesn't pop in 3D for me :-P

Joking aside, I like the detail the first one. The contrast of the "netting" of the wings is really nice.

-Ben
by cueben
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jumping spider and Grey-strip Fly
Replies: 13
Views: 2827

Hi Jeffrey, I really like your pictures, in particular the one with the spider looking up. I don't have experience with flash brackets but I did have success with a 580EXII mounted in the camera hotshoe with a Gary Fong lightsphere attached. This moves the light forward by several inches, enough to ...
by cueben
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Hi From France
Replies: 7
Views: 5776

Allô Josué et bienvenue sur le forum! I also started my macro passion with a Canon 100mm lens and I wanted to be closer and closer and closer! What I decided to do was to become more comfortable with each magnification before moving closer. Here is my personal experience and opinions about learning ...
by cueben
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Beyond 1:1 - Dealing with dim VF
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

Hi hayath, Welcome aboard! I'm also fairly new with few posts after lurking for a while. If your camera has a "live view" mode it may help. I find it much easier to look at the screen to setup my shots and focus while shinning lights at the subject. It seems to get less dark than the viewfinder and ...
by cueben
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mantis Fly
Replies: 19
Views: 3346

Great photo of an amazing creature! What size is it (size of the visible area and size of the entire bug)?

-Ben