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Sulafat



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Location: Tallahassee, FL, USA

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject: Robber Fly Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful and finely detailed. What lighting are you using?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very well done.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent images

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hayath



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool images! Almost have a super-3D feel
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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Sulafat



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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