Discussion in 'Photo Themes' started by TCimages, Aug 22, 2007.
Post em Jeeper. Would love to see them
Cool my fave thread theam .
Great shots and colours there.
TCimages, what are you using as a light setup?
How about some close up teeth?
Wonderful work TPE. Great lighting and sharpness.
I use an external flash with a Lumiquest Softbox.
What lens are you using?
Hmnn, i really like the way the shadows are soft, but still enough to give a 3d effect, it brings the insect out nicely but the background doesnt get too dark, which is something i dont like about mine. I used a 105mm sigma macro, a sigma 1.4x tc and a 31 mm extention tube, with a minolta ring flash, but as the light sourse is so close that the falloff from the flash is horrendous. I am going to have to try an external flash with a diffuser again after seeing how your backgrounds are still light and soft shadows on the subject. Last time it was a bit heavy and complecated to handle, but the flash was hand held on a synch lead, so no good results, perhaps fabricating some kind of bracket will help.
the type of macro (2-5x magnification) you are doing introduces more challenges due to the closeness of your subject. You'll have to be creative with your setup. What you've posted looks great to me. This level of magnification is not easy.
Check out this thread for ideas:
Nice post jeepers. I have no idea what kind of spider that is.
Thanks. I have no clue what it is either. It's pretty small though, it's only about 3/8" long (not counting the legs).
Both of those were shot with a Canon 100mm Macro, BTW.
Hey TCimages, that photo of the wingless wasp is amazing, very sharp and great color.
this are some of my photos.
Very nice Rene. Thanks for sharing
Ive managed to get a couple using my 18-55mm lens.
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