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Beatsy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:06 am    Post subject: Shield bugs... Reply with quote

...making jiggy in the peonies. First (decent) shot, handheld with MP-E 65mm and MT24EX twin light macro flash (just bought 2nd hand). MP-E at 1x, f/11, 1/160th and flash in manual (it's mounted on a Sony A7rii). I clearly need to add more diffusion but still pretty pleased how this one came out.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Beatsy, your decent shot is a bit indecent Very Happy

I know macro shooters are very fussy with lighting, but I'd be happy with this shot too if I were you. Lighting aside, I think it's nicely composed. Speaking of diffusers, styrofoam evidently makes good diffusing material, thought I'd share.
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JH



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice picture!
Here in Stockholm the temperature is sub-zero at nights so we have to wait a few more weeks to see any peonies... Sad

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like - diffusion on these is quite tricky. Could you use high iso and not use a flash?
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Beatsy



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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

davholla wrote:
I like - diffusion on these is quite tricky. Could you use high iso and not use a flash?

Almost certainly, most of the time, but it was very windy so the flash was better to freeze motion in this case. And I'd just got it - so it simply had to be played with. When you have a new hammer, every problem is a nail Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beatsy wrote:
davholla wrote:
I like - diffusion on these is quite tricky. Could you use high iso and not use a flash?

Almost certainly, most of the time, but it was very windy so the flash was better to freeze motion in this case. And I'd just got it - so it simply had to be played with. When you have a new hammer, every problem is a nail Very Happy

The wind is certainly not your friend with macro photography.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the MP-E 65mm able to go under 1:1? I know it can't focus in the infinity, but can it do less than 1.1 mag..?

I'm asking because it looks like you had an hard time to get bothe bugs inside the picture... one even got an antenna cut...
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No MP-E 65 minimum is 1:1 - but I had it zoomed >1:1 here, maybe around 1.5x or a little more. I just screwed up, that's all Embarassed
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