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Grasshopper (Schistocerca americana ?)

 
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Saul



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Grasshopper (Schistocerca americana ?) Reply with quote

Stack from 2014, Nikon D7000, Nikkor 55mm 2.8 AF, mostly DMap, 55 photos



Bigger at 4000 px:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4593/24573998007_aa80fed4f4_o.jpg
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mawyatt



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saul,

Another great image. I can't seem to get those kind of results from Dmap like you do, even tried your settings. Thankfully Pmap works so I'm, OK.

Best & Happy New Year,

Mike


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Saul



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike !
Looks like that DMap result success depends on the numerous factors, like RAW conversion settings,detail & color contrast, detail size etc. Not every time I was able to use DMap. We had lots of discussions about DMap settings, maybe Rik will step in, he posted great information on the forum, cannot find these posts now.
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keks



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now thats a picture i would call outstanding! Very good lighting and composition in my personal humble opinion!

Would be really interesting to know how you created that composition and how you made that grasshopper pose that patiently!
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MarkSturtevant



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A beautiful image. These are the ones that make me want to try stacking.
S. americana has spotted wings. This looks more like Melanoplus keeleri, or something very close to it: https://bugguide.net/node/view/41865/bgimage
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tevans9129



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great image, was the critter frozen when you took those 55 images?
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Saul



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for your kind comments and information !

Yes, it is studio stack, made with Deltron horizontal setup + WeMacro controller, sample is from the freezer, background - piece of some magazine picture, base - piece of the bark, diffuser - Dean's milk jug, light - 1x IKEA Jansjo.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent Saul. It looks very natural.. the magazine background works well. I like the (relatively) low tech approach to lighting - it looks like sunlight.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pitufo wrote:
... It looks very natural.. the magazine background works well. I like the (relatively) low tech approach to lighting - it looks like sunlight.


Thanks ! I used some pieces of shading on the diffuser also - bath tissue, black paper - to get necessary result. And some aluminum foil in the front/below.
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