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by augusthouse
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some shots over past weeks
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Neurosis,

No. 2 is especially nice! (subject, composition, light, diffusion).

Craig
by augusthouse
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: My MPE-65/430Ex flash setup
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

Brian, In regard to materials salvaged from an old laptop. You've mentioned in another thread: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8783&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60 I'm using the "diffuser" sheet on the front of my coke can and the thinner dispersion sheet directly on the flas...
by augusthouse
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Not Macro but interesting example.
Replies: 11
Views: 2944

Rik wrote:
As I understand it, Canon's AF assist emits a visible red, but I have no idea how bright it is
It's very bright - startled me!

Craig
by augusthouse
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Not Macro but interesting example.
Replies: 11
Views: 2944

I did some more playing around today, same house sparrows. As previously discussed, the preflash is a problem; but there is an easy workaround/feature and today that workaround seemed to work for most shots when using E-TTL II. The workaround does not apply when using the flash in Manual Mode. I too...
by augusthouse
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Not Macro but interesting example.
Replies: 11
Views: 2944

Thanks Arron, Compared to the Rufus Fantail (at the link in your reply) the house sparrows certainly are sluggush ! When using a Canon, FEL = FE Lock (flash exposure lock). When in E-TTL II, press the camera's <FEL> button, or in my case on the Canon 50D the <*> button and the speedlight will fire a...
by augusthouse
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Not Macro but interesting example.
Replies: 11
Views: 2944

Not Macro but interesting example.

Just an observation........ Not much of an image and definitely not macro ; but is relevant when photographing smaller subjects too. When I focused this image the sparrow in the viewfinder had its wings down. When I had finished taking the image the sparrow still had its wings down and appeared to b...
by augusthouse
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Banana Stalk Fly (something with long legs)
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Harold, Here is screenshot of more images of the same insect that might be helpful for the purposes of ID. It is some type of Stilt-legged Fly? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micropezidae but most likely Telostylinus lineolatus , Banana Stalk Fly http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/138_long_...
by augusthouse
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Banana Stalk Fly (something with long legs)
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Rik, The 'ring pattern' in the eye...I suspect that part of the eye is out of focus or it could be the angle from which I took the image? 100% crop of that area below. Diffuser consisted of a foil lined, almost eliptical container, with LCD light dispersion film (mirror side facing outward, faint li...
by augusthouse
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Colourful ice
Replies: 11
Views: 3390

Beautiful abstracts Brian!

Particularly like the second one.

Craig
by augusthouse
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Banana Stalk Fly (something with long legs)
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Banana Stalk Fly (something with long legs)

Playing with diffusers again... and trying to keep cool (very hot in Oz). Sat down on a bench under some gum trees; this guy had the same idea, so I took a few images. Here is one of those images. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/138_long_legs_1.jpg Canon 50D, Canon 100mm USM Macro, 1/1...
by augusthouse
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: From Aus...
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Mark,

Love the 'eye-lashes' on the Lady Bug!

There appears to be significant depth of field in the third image.

Craig
by augusthouse
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Flash sync speed
Replies: 6
Views: 1950

Found this earlier post in the forum after doing a search for information related to flash sync speed and have ' bumped ' it to the surface. (good info and links). Also, I was reminded today about testing flash sync speed via an entry in the Strobist Blog: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2010/01/know-y...
by augusthouse
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Chrysophora chrysochlora
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Charlie wrote: elf... I made a cylinder of a Lee Filter diffusion material and placed it around the subject and lens. FO illuminator guide (strong) shining of top outside of cylinder, FO illuminator guide (weak) into bottom. Charlie, I was just wondering if you recall where the subject was placed wi...
by augusthouse
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: More on flash diffusion options
Replies: 7
Views: 2197

Thanks for the demo Graham. Interesting comparison!

Now all we need is the adjusted 'Curves' version for desert :D

Craig
by augusthouse
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: A Macro Beauty-dish Diffuser
Replies: 72
Views: 43688

Brian, Thanks for the info :smt002 . The dispersion sheet is odd; hold it one way and it splits the light source into two beams; hold it another way and you get one extended beam as though the flash head has been stretched . :smt119. BAT, I kinda of figured it was a fly of some sort :smt003 but I do...