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Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Oct 9, 2012.
Stunning pictures Mark! What camera / lens did you use for these?
remarkable . Iook at the second one with the water droplets on the body.
Wow Well done Mark.. Purely seductive nude babes .Love them all man .. Exellent job. Hide them from Amin and othe mods ..
You should name them ..like Paris Hilton .. Kim Kadarishan ... Angelina Jolie etc etc..
Stunning food, Chef! What pans and spatulas did you use?
stunning, I too would like to know what gear was used for this :smile:
I'd like to know the technique. Are these bugs refrigerated to keep them from flying away, or what?
Beautiful images Mark, incredibly clarity and detail of a world we rarely see without help
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?
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.
I prefer cast Iron pan and wooden spatula.
Gas is best for control but electricity will do most of the time.
Thanks J. Yes, the exif is intact for the most part and tells much by itself when it can be read.
Thanks all, appreciated.
Stunning images! Do you use focus stacking?
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
Feed Flight por Brunbrown, no Flickr
Colibri Butterfly Lumix GH1 + 14-140mm at 140mm F5.8 1/1300seg ISO400
The colors of your 'babes' are just beautiful. great website too. I bookmarked it. Thanks.
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.
Thanks S. Stacking is not necessary so I don't ...
Thanks B. That is a nice shot. I don't do much I.F., too much work ...