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Sulafat
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Post by Sulafat »

Hello,

I'm a newbie to macro, starting about a half-year ago. I've been working on gear, technique, and light, as time and budget permits. I already had basic skills I developed in astrophotography and time-lapse photography. Here are a couple of my recent macro examples.

https://flic.kr/p/2gZRvse

https://flic.kr/p/2gZRtzg

One of the side effects of this hobby is that I've become interested in entomology and have started a collection of the common local insect fauna, to the disconcertion of my wife. One thing I've learned collecting specimens, is that we are never alone. Insects are everywhere. You just have to develop a "bug eye." I try to educate myself about the local insect populations so that I don't collect something that is critical. Its such a challenge since there are so many different families, much less individual species.

As an aside, if you have similar interests and are not yet aware of this website, check out:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/15740

Thanks,

Greg Brown
Tallahassee, Florida
Flickr page: https://flic.kr/ps/3eJvz5

I'm an amateur photographer in the gentle persuit of modest competency.

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Post by brentbristol »

Beautiful and finely detailed. What lighting are you using?
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Post by MarkSturtevant »

Very well done.
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Post by dunksargent »

Excellent images

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Post by hayath »

Very cool images! Almost have a super-3D feel

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Post by aveslux »

Is this not studio work, rather than nature?

Apologies for the interjection your photos are nice, but just in the wrong place on this forum?

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Nice images, but yes, out of place in the Nature forum. Moved to Technical and Studio.

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Post by Sulafat »

brentbristol wrote:Beautiful and finely detailed. What lighting are you using?
Thanks! Ring flash and a couple of work lights using off-the-self LED bulbs (25 watts, I think, at about 5000K) with a DIY diffuser made from a large white plastic funnel I bought from a homebrew beer store. Its quite the contraption.
Flickr page: https://flic.kr/ps/3eJvz5

I'm an amateur photographer in the gentle persuit of modest competency.

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Post by Sulafat »

aveslux wrote:Is this not studio work, rather than nature?

Apologies for the interjection your photos are nice, but just in the wrong place on this forum?
Thanks. Sorry.
Flickr page: https://flic.kr/ps/3eJvz5

I'm an amateur photographer in the gentle persuit of modest competency.

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