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My Beautiful Babes

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
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  2. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Stunning pictures Mark! What camera / lens did you use for these?
     
  3. Gurin

    Gurin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 5, 2012
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    Stunning!
     
  4. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2011
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    remarkable . Iook at the second one with the water droplets on the body.
     
  5. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Wow Well done Mark.. Purely seductive nude babes .Love them all man .. Exellent job. Hide them from Amin and othe mods ..:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
    You should name them ..like Paris Hilton .. Kim Kadarishan ... Angelina Jolie etc etc.. :wink::wink::wink:
    hahahah
     
  6. CUB

    CUB Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 19, 2012

    Stunning food, Chef! What pans and spatulas did you use? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Wolf

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
    stunning, I too would like to know what gear was used for this :smile:
     
  8. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    I'd like to know the technique. Are these bugs refrigerated to keep them from flying away, or what?
     
  9. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Beautiful images Mark, incredibly clarity and detail of a world we rarely see without help :2thumbs:


    Based on the EXIF, Panasonic G1 + I assume the Olympus 50mm macro, or the Panasonic FZ50 (presumably with acromats). Mark has lots of cool stuff on his blog and a little bit about how he captures macro images here:

    Macro Illustrated « Nature's Place

    I've not done much macro shooting but images like Mark's certainly make it look appealing and interesting!

    We're on a photo forum, and we're a bunch of camera nerds... what do you expect? :biggrin:
     
  10. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    No, I don't use artificial means for capture, at all. I use the nature that happens all the time, and knowing something about your subject helps. If you want to see how and what I do check my sig's 2nd link.

    The ones with dew are from the early morning after a clear night sky, late in the season, and are not yet warm enough to fly away though as you can see are already on the move. #1 is about to fly off as it has woken and warmed.

    The others are either from the late afternoon with the sun going down - #3, or on a windy day bees will take shelter and perch in the wild - #4.

    Exif is usually in my images and can tell you something about the shot but it's really experience and application that count.

    The technique is simple, with a rig and lighting for a WD of 2 - 5" I hold the platform the bee is on and shoot for framing, angles, composition, background and exposure.

     
  11. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    I prefer cast Iron pan and wooden spatula. :)

    Gas is best for control but electricity will do most of the time.

     
  12. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    Thanks J. Yes, the exif is intact for the most part and tells much by itself when it can be read.

     
  13. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks all, appreciated.
     
  14. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Stunning images! Do you use focus stacking?
     
  15. Brunbrown

    Brunbrown Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 3, 2012
    The photos are stunning, The blog is very good too.
    Insects are fun to capture.
    I have no macro dedicated lens but still I could capture some in a beautiful flight.
    Almost all the time with manual focus, knowing the distances and shooting 3 or 4 photos hoping that the tiny DOF in one of them happen to be perfect.

    Nothing to compare to the beautiful babes but it's one I love

    8070362185_d6d776335e_b. Feed Flight por Brunbrown, no Flickr
    Colibri Butterfly Lumix GH1 + 14-140mm at 140mm F5.8 1/1300seg ISO400
     
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  16. marcl

    marcl Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 8, 2012
    The colors of your 'babes' are just beautiful. great website too. I bookmarked it. Thanks.
     
  17. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    Awesome work as usual Mark. Every time I see your photo, i say to myself: " I hope hes making money from this!". Its rare to see macros of this quality. Your photos have truly inspired me....im trying to mimic your handheld technique using a stick for balancing. I even made a diffuser resembling yours from a foam cup and aluminum foil after seeing your setup.
     
  18. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    Thanks S. Stacking is not necessary so I don't ...

     
  19. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    Thanks B. That is a nice shot. I don't do much I.F., too much work ...

     
  20. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks Marcl.