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hayath
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Macro variety

Post by hayath »

Some macros from the weekend :)

1. Bubble butts :D
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Psyllid nymphs secreting honeydew

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Katydid close-up

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Hyllus male, stare


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Jewel bug


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Syrphidae, hoverfly

All shot on the Olympus OMD EM10 M2, Olympus 60mm macro, Godox TT 350O with DIY diffuser

C&C sought.

Cheers!
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Post by grgh »

very nice.

how on earth did you manage to capture the first shot, never seen that before.

well done with the lighting.
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Post by Olympusman »

Loved the honeydew on the aphids in the first shot.

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Post by Lou Jost »

Yes, the first shot is magnificent and very interesting visually. Great eye!

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Post by rjlittlefield »

The spider eye reveals remarkably soft edges on the illumination.

Have you shown us your lighting setup somewhere? If not, would you be willing to do that?

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Post by ChrisR »

The nymphs can be a quiz for school kids!
I noticed the unusually nice eye reflections too - diffuser's working well :)
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Post by hayath »

Thank you, grgh, Mike, Lou, Rik and Chris for the kind comments. Much appreciated :)

The nymphs in #1 are apparently Psyllids (planthopper). Was fascinating to watch those bubble butts :D


Rik - I've learnt so much from the open sharing of knowledge, including this awesome forum. Always glad to pay it forward (the only way to be thankful) :)

Here's the basic layout...the first stage to "diffuse and spread" light and the second "shield/concave diffuser" to catch the light to direct it around the subject. The ideal subject location would be in between the virtual "dome"
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Two stage diffuser by Hayath, on Flickr

Chris - Pretty happy with the way this is working out, it goes through some tuning from time-to-time

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Post by SteveB »

Thanks for sharing your lighting setup. Your pictures are absolutely stunning!

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Post by hayath »

SteveB wrote:Thanks for sharing your lighting setup. Your pictures are absolutely stunning!
Too kind of you to say that, much appreciated :)

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Post by WalterD »

Hayath,

Excellent set, the first picture is really amazing. And thanks for sharing your technique!

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Post by hayath »

WalterD wrote:Hayath,

Excellent set, the first picture is really amazing. And thanks for sharing your technique!
Thanks much, Walter.
The forum and the open sharing of knowledge has helped me (and countless others) immensely. Pleasure's all mine sharing the setup inspired by many big-hearted photographers :)

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