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by Dalantech
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Back to macro
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Back to macro

My question for those 'out there' is if there would be a benefit to reverse mounting this lens (stopped down to an amount to be determined), and then using less extension tube. The down side is loss of aperture control without some specialized reversing ring that can provide the electrical contacts...
by Dalantech
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Critter Mix Part Two
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Critter Mix Part Two

MarkSturtevant wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:57 pm
Top notch, as always. Although you can say that you have been lucky at your finds, its clear that you make your own luck by working very hard at it. :)
Thanks!

Lucky to find a critter that let me get close, but you're right -the rest is up to me.
by Dalantech
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

aveslux wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:32 am
Dalantech wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:01 am
I like that version better! 8)
Thanks for your critical eye, you've been a major inspiration for me so I'm glad I'm able to produce something you like.
Happy to help!
by Dalantech
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

I like that version better! 8)
by Dalantech
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

Wonderful shot and I like the tight framing! IMHO it would be better if you turned it to the right. I know you probably posted it as you took it, but there's nothing in the frame to force the orientation of the subject and I keep turning my head to look at the photo. Honestly I had it flipped to th...
by Dalantech
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: Ants

Excellent set Nick!
by Dalantech
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

Wonderful shot and I like the tight framing!

IMHO it would be better if you turned it to the right. I know you probably posted it as you took it, but there's nothing in the frame to force the orientation of the subject and I keep turning my head to look at the photo.
by Dalantech
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Critter Mix Part Two
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Critter Mix Part Two

Wonderful work as always John, I especially like the 2 Long horned Bees, a wonderful composition and great use of your narrow DoF. Thanks! When I first got into macro I'd look for magic angles that make the most of the depth. These days I'm holding on to whatever the critter is perched on with my l...
by Dalantech
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Couple of ladybird instars...
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Couple of ladybird instars...

You did nothing bad. This site is all about sharing info and techniques - and that's what you did. Good stuff. As I said, my post was unclear and would most likely be interpreted as me testing a specific (but inadequate) diffuser setup - not testing and trying out different configurations of a diff...
by Dalantech
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First post Live jumping spider
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: First post Live jumping spider

Love the low angle and the light!
by Dalantech
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Couple of ladybird instars...
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Couple of ladybird instars...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was experimenting with the diffuser itself, adding and removing spaced layers of diffuser material inside it then taking handheld test shots (shiny leaves). It was partly disassembled when this scene appeared. I shot it (quickly) as a record of the event because I hadn't se...
by Dalantech
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Couple of ladybird instars...
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Couple of ladybird instars...

I like the shot Beatsy, but there's room for improvement. 1) Turn it 180 degrees. The darker of the two is the subject, and I'm turning my head to look at it. I'm sure the way you posted it is the way you shot it, but with no obvious frame of reference there's no reason why you can't turn that shot ...
by Dalantech
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Critter Mix Part Two
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Critter Mix Part Two

I got lucky and found a snoozing Resin Bee. This is a new solitary bee for me as I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've photographed one. They look very similar to European Wool Carder Bees but the face is white instead of yellow. Trachusa interrupta, male. Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F14, 1/250, IS...
by Dalantech
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Back to macro
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Back to macro

For someone who's rusty, and not using a standard macro lens, I think that shot is a solid effort! But I agree with Rik in that you're probably just losing detail cause your lens, like all lenses, was designed to be sharp when attached directly to the camera. If macro is something that you want to s...
by Dalantech
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pollen Covered Bees
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Pollen Covered Bees

zook wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:16 am
great captured details!
Thanks!