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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Bilsa reserve, Ecuador II Reply with quote

Wandering spider (Ctenidae) with frog (Pristimantis sp.) prey:



Camouflaged stick insect:



Riodinid butterfly (Sarota sp.):



Calling rain frog (Pristimantis sp.):



Camouflaged stick insect:



Male tarantula:



Leaf-mimicking katydid (Orophus tesselatus) displaying erythrism:



Glass frog:



Polydesmid millipede:



Rainbow katydid-mimicking butterfly chrysalis:



Thanks for looking and commenting,
Paul
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous chrysalis! I've never seen anything like it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful series! Thanks for posting.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get so jealous when I see those "exotic" animals... Embarassed

The Leaf-mimicking katydid is so beautiful (and well photographed).
Tnahks for sharing
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fan-tastic! Thank you for sharing those.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, always much appreciated!
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing as always Paul!

How do you maintain such beautiful light?

When I use my diffuser there is still lot of washed out leaves colors etc because of the light spill. In your photos, it doesnt seem there is a flash.(Or you dont use flash at all?)

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My lighting setups are generally quite complicated. For shots less than 1:1 I use an XS Photoflex lightdome and bounce the flash using a large reflector. For shots at or greater than 1:1 I use a a 3 layer diffusion setup over an Mt-24EX twin flash which includes customized Lumiquest softbox III, stofens, packing foam, vellum paper inserts, and gary fong puffers. I often use reflectors in addition to this, as well as ratio control and radio controlled third triggers. Each shot is generally setup slightly differently and thus difficult to offer any kind of broad advice.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a burden in a rainforest! Wonderful results, though Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pbertner wrote:
My lighting setups are generally quite complicated. For shots less than 1:1 I use an XS Photoflex lightdome and bounce the flash using a large reflector. For shots at or greater than 1:1 I use a a 3 layer diffusion setup over an Mt-24EX twin flash which includes customized Lumiquest softbox III, stofens, packing foam, vellum paper inserts, and gary fong puffers. I often use reflectors in addition to this, as well as ratio control and radio controlled third triggers. Each shot is generally setup slightly differently and thus difficult to offer any kind of broad advice.


So two questions here:

1. That XS Photoflex seems like a small sized softbox. Bigger than the lumiquest Softbox III I can assume. The softbox must be interfering and hitting the leaves/branches etc when you approach the subjects?
2. Can you post an image of your customized lumiquest softbox III? are you using one softbox per head or putting both the heads of the MT inside one main softbox?

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I set the flash up on a tripod and shoot with radio triggers. It is only really good for slow moving or small subjects that won't get too far.

The twin flash setup is cumbersome and not really ideal, it involves lots of work and then it's tinkering a lot with in-camera settings. It's not really as straightforward as typical diffusers. I also put in/take out inserts based on subject reflectivity. It's really best just to experiment as much as possible and gradually refine your design until it gives you a result you're happy with.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pbertner wrote:
I set the flash up on a tripod and shoot with radio triggers. It is only really good for slow moving or small subjects that won't get too far.

The twin flash setup is cumbersome and not really ideal, it involves lots of work and then it's tinkering a lot with in-camera settings. It's not really as straightforward as typical diffusers. I also put in/take out inserts based on subject reflectivity. It's really best just to experiment as much as possible and gradually refine your design until it gives you a result you're happy with.


Thanks Paul for the explanation.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Sarota sp. Reply with quote

Hi Paul,

Would you mind if I were to post your wonderful picture of the little Jewelmark on my UK butterfly site? I know the members would be delighted to see such a wonderful insect.

Tony Moore.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further to my last, I think the photograph shows Sarota chrysus. . Wonderful insect!

Tony M.
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