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Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Apr 16, 2015.
Found sitting on flower and grass tops after dark.
good stuff as usual... how does one find bugs to photo at night?
Thanks. If you watch for them during the day chances are you will find them thereabouts at night. A torch helps.
Wow, great shots
Thanks guys ...
Beautiful details and the colours are just gorgeous Mark. Love it when you get the light bouncing off them like this and darn sharp as well.
All the best Mark, stunning macro shots !!
Thanks Danny. A little hot in places but that's 'natural' ...
Very nice!! Could you please share more info - which camera, which lens, settings, whether you used a tripod, etc. I have no idea to even begin to take a shot like that. Thanks.
Amazing pictures, just checked your blog, there are more jewels to be found in there!
Mark these are some of the best macro shots I've seen around here in a long time. Do you mind sharing your lighting and PP method for these?
Thanks guys. Second link in my sig is the run-down on my process, more or less complete - and long, I am told.
Basically I use the Pany FZ50 with achromats (most) and the Pany G1 with Oly 50/f2 + achromat/s. I always use flash so settings (FZ50/f11 + SS 1/40 - 1/160, ISO 100) don't vary much except for exposure control, to keep highs and/or to include ambient light for BG. PP is of jpg's in Picasa, about 20 seconds usually. I'm still waiting for an upgrade, the FZ1000 came close but the min A of f8 hobbled it for macro, IMO.
All shots taken hand held, with support from anything available but particularly a long stick for versatility. I never use a tripod, bugs I shoot most would be gone by setup. Lighting is flash, snooted and diffused, also in 2nd sig link - there's also good links in recent comments, all in 2nd sig link..
Detail and the colours are absolutely stunning!
Gorgeous shots, very well done!!
I've never seen a fly look sooo good.
Or anything else for that matter.
And taking a look at the blog, wow. That's some serious fundamentals to get such consistently excellent results.
Thanks all, appreciated ...
Hi Mark, I went through your macro link as wanted to read more about your work and how you do it...thanks...very educative!
Superb. I adore your photos Mark. You are a prime example of "photographer, not the camera/lens/megapixel"...