Hornets and bees

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  1. BrentC

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    Its not that big a diffuser. May look big on my M43 camera :) But yes you could use a smaller diffuser. I just bought a flash bracket and picked up a couple of smaller diffusers. One of them is about 1/4 the size. Have not had a chance to try it out yet. I think what is important is how well it diffuses.

    There is also a lot of sites that show you how to make your own diffuser with stuff around the house.


     
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    Cortian No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't even have a speedlight, yet :) But that's next on the list. (Canon 430EX II.) Just put a couple small softbox diffusers in one of my shopping lists on Amazon. They're not expensive. Thanks for the info!
     
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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you have on camera flash use that for now.
     
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    It's not an issue, yet. It's still wintertime here. Just got about 6" of new snow today. Very few bugs outside :). (Well, live ones, anyway.)
     
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    Take pictures of snow! It's a good macro subject!
     
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    I have some snow-ish macros I took. Maybe I'll post some of 'em up tomorrow. Thanks!
     
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    Very nice, I wonder what the bee is carrying, it does not look like pollen to me.
    What flash bracket did you buy? Did it work?
    Early morning is a great time in theory but in the UK in the summer, early is about 5am!
     
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    Yes it is pollen. Can't remember the name of the bracket. Haven't tried it yet but don't think its going to work out well. It has a flexible arm bbut its pretty thick and not as maneuverable as I would like. But I'll give it a shot and let you know how it goes but my first impression is not for macro.
    I hate early mornings myself, I'm a night owl, but I force myself to get up and its usually rewarding.
     
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    4 and 5 are my favorites but they are all amazing!
     
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    Great set. I guess the old saying,”as mad as a wet hornet” is just not true.
     

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