A few favorites of the past month…

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  1. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    I’ve been away for a bit. The whole month of October is very busy for me with the cub scouts because of popcorn selling. My whole garage is full of popcorn now. Next up, breaking out the pine wood derby tracks and conduct pine wood derby wood shop 101 for the whole pack
    The season is quickly changing now, but even so, there’s still plenty out there to find. I was surprised to find so many anoles out and about this time of year.

    All captured with a Canon 30D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens, and this DIY Ring-Flash

    #1 Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
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    #2 Anole Lizard
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    #3 Drone Fly (Bee Mimic)
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    #4 Drone Fly (Bee Mimic)
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    #5 Drone Fly (Bee Mimic)
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    #6 Honey Bee
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    #7 Honey Bee
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    #8 Katydid Nymph on a knock-out rose
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    #9 Katydid Nymph on a knock-out rose
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    Thanks for looking!
    Roy
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Try as I might, I cannot find fault in these!

    :biggrin:

    I am thoroughly enjoying them, mostly so that lizard!
     
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    wonderfull!!! 10/10! nothing else to say!
     
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    I dig #2,6,7 & 8 a lot. The rest don't catch me as much due to the overall composition. Great work!
     
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    WOW, great job.:hail::hail:
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The lizard and the bee shots stand out to me from this set! Another great series of macro shots from you :)
     
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    Fantastic shots! That's where I'd eventually like to get to. How close where you? Where the photos taken hand held?
     
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    amazing shots, i like all the colors. btw i saw that ring flash, and the thing looks beast, how much was it
     
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    oh nvm i didnt notice u made it urselft
     
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    Wow - great shots
     
  11. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all the comments.

    @TwoRails: With a 100mm macro lens at 1:1 or near 1:1 I'd say the end of the lens barrel is roughly 8 inches. As for hand-held, yes, 100% of my macro shots are hand-held and no where near 100% are all keepers. My keeper rate is roughly 10%.

    The DIY Ring flash works like a champ. The materials cost roughly $40, but you will need some heavy tools such as a vice, dremel, tin snips, and large hammer.

    I have plenty more examples taken with this DIY Ring-Flash on my flickr DIY-Ring-Flash Set

    -Roy
     
  12. TwoRails

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    Thanks for the info, lextalionis! I watched both of your videos, and looked at your shots in the link above: Fantastic is a word that comes to mind. I don't own a dedicated flash so I can't try your build out, but I do have the tools you mention. Even though I'm not much good at it (yet), I do like macro photography. I'm sure I'd get a ring flash before a regular flash...
     

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