More eye candy in Austin, TX today...

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  1. lextalionis

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    Well since I just received my macro base-stay (stroboframe) and sync-cord and flash yesterday and knowing that the temperature will drop from 82 degrees F today to a high of 52 degrees tomorrow, I took the day off from work :D This will probably be the last opportunity here for me until next season.

    I like the results using the off-camera flash setup, but I have room for improvement. LordV has given me some tips/advise…thanks! The first shot will give you what kind of flying insect circus I was watching today under the canopy of oak trees. I have no clue what type of plant these blooms come from, but I fully intend to plant some in my backyard :)

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    #12 As you can see we found where the Yellow Jackets were coming from. I had two friends help hold the palm fronds aside for me...lol...one friend said..."Roy, ummm...they’re not moving now and I think that means they are on alert! My buddy was serious as a heart-attack...I really don't know what angry Yellow Jackets do and thankfully today I didn't find out :D This nest was about 8cm in diameter.
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    W/ that title I was expecting to see some hot babes. LOL

    Good shots.
     
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    LOL, I referenced eye candy because a fellow UK macro shooter said if he had opportunities like this it he would feel like a kid in a candy shop.

    Lex
     
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    number 9 and 11 are awesome. 11 really pops with colour...9 makes me wanna know what the heck that was.

    I also expected beautiful women...lol
     
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    some nice macro shots. Great use of DOF. I like the Tachina Fly in number 5.

    BTW- You're getting advice from the master himself...LordV
     
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    great series #8 is my fave
     
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    Oh My GOD!!! SO sharp macros!!! AWSOME WORK!!!!
     
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    I really like number 3!

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    Thank for all the kind remarks. The cold has snapped here in Austin, TX today so I believe this activity is on the downturn.

    Lex
     
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    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    Someone asked about lens and exif data for #5.

    I shot all of these with a Canon 30D and the Canon EF 100mm 2.8 Macro lens.

    #5 as well as most were done at:

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    Post-Processed in Bibble Pro 4.9

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    These are great! I could never get that close to a bee without freaking out. I like #8 the best. And great idea getting your friends to hold up palm fronds behind the nest.

    Funny...when I read eye candy I was expecting to see hot guys, not girls. :p
     

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