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SteveB



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:37 am    Post subject: Robber fly kill Reply with quote

Here is a handheld stack of a robber fly that had caught an ordinary fly.

43 images stacked with Zerene stacker, mostly Dmap
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zzffnn



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

43 images stacked handheld! Wow!

How does the same single frame look, when it is lit by well-diffused flash at an oblique angle at f/22? I am guessing some details, such as compound eyes, may appear even sharper if in focus, while some out of focus details may not look as nice?

What was the on-sensor magnification, or approximate field of view in mm?

Thank you for sharing!
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SteveB



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next piece of kit I want to get is a good flash and I have high hopes of being able to apply a similar technique to that described by Robin Wong on his website. Something like "diffused handheld off camera flash for insect photography". What I do want to avoid though, is that sort of butterflies at night look.

The Oly 60 mm macro has a button that you twist to get closest focus which I did use and then it focused back a bit. I would guess the Robber fly to be about 15 mm.
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Yawns



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteveB wrote:
The next piece of kit I want to get is a good flash and I have high hopes of being able to apply a similar technique to that described by Robin Wong on his website. Something like "diffused handheld off camera flash for insect photography". What I do want to avoid though, is that sort of butterflies at night look.

The Oly 60 mm macro has a button that you twist to get closest focus which I did use and then it focused back a bit. I would guess the Robber fly to be about 15 mm.


hello...
Can ypu please provide the link.. I was at Robin Wong blog page but there's no search button and I got lost among all the post and did not find what youre talking about...
Tx
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Yawns



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think i got it with a bit more patience ...
https://robinwong.blogspot.com/2015/08/insect-macro-photography.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good! Robber flies can be pretty awesome.
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