Joined: 20 Dec 2015
|Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:48 pm Post subject: Insects are back .. at last
|Still pretty cold here with temperatures ranging from 6ºC to 14ºC, but I am finding insects since the last days of January ...
Doing mainly studio shots with the creatures I can capture around my place... only because I don't have enough hours of light to do it in the field.. sunrise is around 7 AM and sunset around 6.30 PM... but I have a full job.
some of the pictures bellow are studio, some are field shots...
This eason I abandoned the Photoshop subscription... I'm just editing / adjusting the *.NEF (Nikon's RAW) with Capture NX-D, the software provided by Nikon .. In my opinion is much better than Adobe Camera Raw for the purpose.
Nephrotoma sp. - Tipulidade
nephortoma by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
Cicindela maroccana - Carabidae
(Sudio) - I'm needing to edit again.. sharpness in excess.
Cicindela maroccana 0002 by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
Spilostethus pandurus - Lygaeidae
Field - after sunset
_DSC8975 by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
Pieris brassicae - Pieridae
field - just "reborn"...
Just born Pieris brassicae by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
Sphaerophoria sp (female) - Syrphidae
field - after sunset
Sphaerophoria 0001 by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
very simple "setup" - Tokina 100, Meike Ring flash, diffuser - card & "Dracalon" ( a synthetic fiber used to pad bed linen and clothes)
high iso - 400 to 640, usually
f/9 to f/16 (it's Nikon, it's effective)
Flash iTTL +1 compensation (in most cases)
Camera seetings - custom
Contrast, Saturation, Hue, Sharpness all at mimimum
White ballance "Auto" or 5500 Kelvin..
DSC_0166 by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
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