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by Dalantech
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More Lepidoptera
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: More Lepidoptera

Wonderful set!
by Dalantech
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Foraging Chafer Beetles
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Foraging Chafer Beetles

MarkSturtevant wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:25 am
Terrific as always.
Thanks!
by Dalantech
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Peacock feathers
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Peacock feathers

Those are some really beautiful abstracts -worth the effort!
by Dalantech
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macro lens advice
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Macro lens advice

I'm gonna give you some really unpopular advice, but I'm also gonna explain why: Do not get a macro lens in the 100mm focal length range. For flash based macro: You really want to get the flash as close to the subject as possible to keep the duration of the flash to a minimum (easier to freeze motio...
by Dalantech
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sleeping Bee
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Sleeping Bee

Really nice shot!
by Dalantech
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Foraging Chafer Beetles
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Foraging Chafer Beetles

One of the local Chafer Beetles, Oxythyrea funesta, is kinda dull in color and when inactive or frightened will put it's head down and freeze (or just take off). So I'm finding it difficult to take interesting images of them when they are dormant. So I set out this year to try to take shots of them ...
by Dalantech
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Leaf Cutter Maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Leaf Cutter Maintenance

Same critter, but at 4x for a portrait:

ImageLeaf Cutter Portrait by John Kimbler, on Flickr
by Dalantech
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Leaf Cutter Maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Leaf Cutter Maintenance

I found this Leaf Cutter Bee early in the morning and the dew was slowing its metabolism down. While photographing it the critter woke up, started to forage, and then did some pre-flight maintenance. Very common for an insect to clean itself before leaving a flower. The tricky part about this shot w...
by Dalantech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Foraging Cricket
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Foraging Cricket

hayath wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:59 am
Lovely texture!
Thanks!
by Dalantech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Foraging Cricket
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Foraging Cricket

Very good. So I've read the details on those posts. Lets' see if I understand what lighting is about from the standpoint of where the effects of the four kinds of lighting are seen by a viewer. To be clear, those four kinds of lighting exist , but there are certain aspects of an image where the vie...
by Dalantech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Diffusing a Macro Twin Flash
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Diffusing a Macro Twin Flash

This picture is made with softbox. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=41968 This is made with Omnibounce & softbox https://astapix.be/forum2/GuidoFranssens4719Bij1024j.jpg The light looks good, but you still have a "hot spot" in your diffuser. You're shooting with a light so...
by Dalantech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bumblebee Portrait
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Bumblebee Portrait

I went to my sister in law's house for another round of photographing Bumblebees in her Lavender, although a lot of the flowers are dead and the bees have moved on I managed to find one cooperative subject. Shot with version 2.0 of my diffusers for the MT26EX RT I'm getting more detail in the specul...
by Dalantech
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Diffusing a Macro Twin Flash
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Diffusing a Macro Twin Flash

Guido wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:16 am
I use a softbox on my flash (1:1) LINK KLICK
I get nice and soft light with the stofen omnibounce and the sofbox togheter.
Do you have any sample images to show me?
by Dalantech
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Diffusing a Macro Twin Flash
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Diffusing a Macro Twin Flash

Here's another example of the light quality I'm getting with version 2.0 of the new diffuser design (a compact set). Waiting on parts to build version 3.0. I found this Cricket foraging on a Dandelion at the Monte Orlando Nature Preserve in Gaeta, Italy. Shot in the late morning this critter was mor...
by Dalantech
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Foraging Cricket
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Foraging Cricket

MarkSturtevant wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Very nice. I would like to see your twin flash diffuser, if it's available.
Thanks :)

It's still this set with some modifications to the internal structure. More details in this blog post.