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by gardenersassistant
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Testing a new (flawed) diffuser
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Testing a new (flawed) diffuser

Troels wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:05 am
Very nice pictures with saturated colors and lots of texture.

Troels
Thanks Troels. I try to get the hues about right by calibrating the white balance of my diffusers. I generally don't touch the Saturation or Vibrance sliders, so no particular enhancement there.
by gardenersassistant
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Testing a new (flawed) diffuser
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Testing a new (flawed) diffuser

I have other examples with this latest setup where the highlights on those particular beetles are still going yellow at some angles, which I don't like at all. It is complicated though, and not simply a matter of one or more of the channels clipping because that yellowing can occur even when Raw Di...
by gardenersassistant
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Testing a new (flawed) diffuser
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Testing a new (flawed) diffuser

I am hard pressed to see a flaw. Thanks for the feedback Mark. Substantive image-specific observations are always useful (and are fairly rare). The problem I was encountering was veiling glare. Here is an example. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51298562864_93f3d0b991_b.jpg 1935 1 Veiling glare...
by gardenersassistant
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Testing a new (flawed) diffuser
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Testing a new (flawed) diffuser

These are rescue shots from a session yesterday where I was testing a new diffuser setup which proved to have a serious flaw which ruined many of the images. I'm hoping an adjustment I made last night will cure the flaw because apart from the flaw the setup seemed to work quite well. These were capt...
by gardenersassistant
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Reflector bowl test shots
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Reflector bowl test shots

ChrisR wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:15 am
As this section is for image galleries, description of the reflector has been split to "Technique and Technical Discussion" HERE
Thanks Chris. That is very helpful.
by gardenersassistant
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Refllector bowl for test shots
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Reflector bowl test shots

I am preparing some pictures of what I've got going on right now. Since we are into sharing info on this, here is the setup I'm testing at the moment. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51266822056_c84d370e76_b.jpg 1923 Illustration 2 by gardenersassistant , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com...
by gardenersassistant
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Refllector bowl for test shots
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Reflector bowl test shots

MarkSturtevant wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:09 pm
Facebook groups often ask questions, including odd questions, just to see if you are serious / not a troll / not a robot (maybe).
Ah, OK. That might explain it.
MarkSturtevant wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:09 pm
I am preparing some pictures of what I've got going on right now.
I'll look forward to seeing them.
by gardenersassistant
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Refllector bowl for test shots
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Reflector bowl test shots

My reflector right now is a triangular wedge shaped cardboard form, covered in HVAC tape. This is suspended just in front of the flash by struts. This is done a bit like how a secondary mirror is suspended inside a reflector telescope by spider vanes. I am getting the best results I've ever had, bu...
by gardenersassistant
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Refllector bowl for test shots
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Refllector bowl for test shots

Admin CR note: This thread continues from the Reflector Bowl Test Shots images thread which is HERE Very nice! Thank you. :) By coincidence I've been tinkering with a diffuser that relies more on reflection than diffusion as well. The basic idea is to mount a reflector thingy directly in front of th...
by gardenersassistant
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Reflector bowl test shots
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Reflector bowl test shots

Adalbert wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:45 am
very nice :smt041
Thank you. :)
by gardenersassistant
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Reflector bowl test shots
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Reflector bowl test shots

Some are better than others. The ones I appreciate less are those where the light is directionless and there are no shadows to add to the depth of the photo. I would expect better of a non-uniform reflector. Thanks for your feedback. Looking through your posting history I see that you are far more ...
by gardenersassistant
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Reflector bowl test shots
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Reflector bowl test shots

I have been experimenting with flash diffusion using reflected light rather than multiple diffusion layers in front of the flash heads. Here are some examples from the first test session I did in the grounds of the church opposite our house using a reflector bowl setup. I'm still in the experimental...
by gardenersassistant
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Ants

micro_pix wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:53 am
Wonderfull photos and great technique!

Dave
Thanks Dave. :)
by gardenersassistant
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Ants

MarkSturtevant wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:54 pm
Those are fantastic.
Thanks Mark. :)
by gardenersassistant
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Ants

Dalantech wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:34 pm
Excellent set Nick!
Thanks John. :)