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The Eristalinus and the Stargate

 
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Yawns



Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 89
Location: Portugal

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: The Eristalinus and the Stargate Reply with quote

Finished the project ...

First "serious" stack attempt with this new lighting system .



full size (expandable) image here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniocaseiro/37885429285/in/dateposted-public/

Eristalinus taeniops - Syrphidae - Diptera
3 days dead.
Mag - 3 : 1
Schneider Kreuznach APO HM 45mm f/4
at f/4.7
114 exposures at 3 seconds - Iso 100
Effective aperture equivalent to f/19
Steps of 32 micron between frames
Manual rail Manfrotto 454
Custom Camera settings:
Nikon D7000
Live view
Exposure delay
Minimum Sharp
Minimum Contrast
Minimum saturation
Hue normal
Auto white balance.
D-Lighting Off
Lighting : Continuous
2 cool white led 5W 6.000 K on sides
2 layers of tracing paper 100g/m2
Liquid yogurt thin plastic bottle
4 layers of natural linen fabric
Bubble wrapp
Previous NEF to TIFF conversion. (16 Bits - no Compression)
Helicon focus Pyramid (c) - Adobe Camera Raw - Photoshop
Portugal, 1st of December 2017

The "stargate" (it wasn't me who niknamed it like that..)





SINGLE SHOTS - The main idea is to see in real time what lighting suits me best without having to go around with loose lamps ..






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Smokedaddy



Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 797
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice and thanks for all the detailed explanation of the setup.
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mawyatt



Joined: 22 Aug 2013
Posts: 983

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yawns,

Very neat lighting idea, excellent engineering!!! And nice images too!!

Best,

Mike
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