Been practicing macro shots with new diffuser

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Per the advice of fellow member Mikbone I purchased a diffuser for doing macro shots and here are my first few results.

White flower with bee edited.jpg



This guy lost a couple of legs trying to free himself from a spiderweb. I eventually set him free and he flew away albeit minus a couple appendages.

Crane fly edited.jpg




No bugs here...just practicing with the diffuser.

Garnet flower edited.jpg


Once again, a special thanks to Mikbone for his well received advice on diffusers and how to use them. I came to this forum to learn, so many thanks to all who share their experience.
 
Per the advice of fellow member Mikbone I purchased a diffuser for doing macro shots and here are my first few results.

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This guy lost a couple of legs trying to free himself from a spiderweb. I eventually set him free and he flew away albeit minus a couple appendages.

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No bugs here...just practicing with the diffuser.

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Once again, a special thanks to Mikbone for his well received advice on diffusers and how to use them. I came to this forum to learn, so many thanks to all who share their experience.
I'm really pleased you are enjoying your new diffuser..it will elevate your macro photography as can be seen in the images above..Good work...
 
Per the advice of fellow member Mikbone I purchased a diffuser for doing macro shots and here are my first few results.

View attachment 275334


This guy lost a couple of legs trying to free himself from a spiderweb. I eventually set him free and he flew away albeit minus a couple appendages.

View attachment 275335



No bugs here...just practicing with the diffuser.

View attachment 275336

Once again, a special thanks to Mikbone for his well received advice on diffusers and how to use them. I came to this forum to learn, so many thanks to all who share their experience.
can you forward your camera settings please
?
 
Very nice set of pics.
I played a lot with diffusion for Macro but you seem to have a good handle on it.

I still want to know how to train insects to stay still long enough for a good portrait :cheerful::encouragement:

CHEERS
JBO
 
can you forward your camera settings please
?
Sure thing....

Bee in flower - f/11, 1/2500 sec, ISO 2500

Crane fly - f/11, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600

Garnet flower - f/11, 1/1000 sec, ISO 2500
 
Very nice set of pics.
I played a lot with diffusion for Macro but you seem to have a good handle on it.

I still want to know how to train insects to stay still long enough for a good portrait :cheerful::encouragement:

CHEERS
JBO
Thanks for the compliment! Ditto on the bugs not staying still.
 
I'm really pleased you are enjoying your new diffuser..it will elevate your macro photography as can be seen in the images above..Good work...
Thank you. The diffuser is working very well. Just my bug finding capability that needs an upgrade I think! :)
 
This guy lost a couple of legs trying to free himself from a spiderweb. I eventually set him free and he flew away albeit minus a couple appendages.
Cool save Mr, he should be ok with just 4🤘. Im loving f/11 too on my little macro lens...
 
Sure thing....

Bee in flower - f/11, 1/2500 sec, ISO 2500

Crane fly - f/11, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600

Garnet flower - f/11, 1/1000 sec, ISO 2500
Thanks.. try these..
f/8, or 9, set the iso to 200 and the shutter to 1/200 or the sync speed for the camera, it should be 1/200 or 1/250 . set the flash to 1/8 power and adjust accordingly for correct exposure . setting the iso to 200 will eliminate the noise you can see in the images
 
Thanks.. try these..
f/8, or 9, set the iso to 200 and the shutter to 1/200 or the sync speed for the camera, it should be 1/200 or 1/250 . set the flash to 1/8 power and adjust accordingly for correct exposure . setting the iso to 200 will eliminate the noise you can see in the images
the attached images were
IMG-20240508-WA0005(1).jpg
IMG-20240527-WA0001.jpg
taken using these settings
 
Thank you. The diffuser is working very well. Just my bug finding capability that needs an upgrade I think! :)
Talking about bug finding........
jbo_FLY_01.jpeg


This little bug was on the wall of my shed. It very politely stayed very still to allow me to get a 5 shot focus stack done. It was in an inaccessible position so this was the only angle I could get.

Best bug pic I have ever done. :icon_biggrin: Need to find more bugs now.

CHEERS
JBO
 
Talking about bug finding........View attachment 276311

This little bug was on the wall of my shed. It very politely stayed very still to allow me to get a 5 shot focus stack done. It was in an inaccessible position so this was the only angle I could get.

Best bug pic I have ever done. :icon_biggrin: Need to find more bugs now.

CHEERS
JBO
Great job! I'd love to see a comparison between this pic and the middle focus stack shot.
 

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