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Night Fly ...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    Found sitting on flower and grass tops after dark.

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  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    good stuff as usual... how does one find bugs to photo at night?
     
  3. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks. If you watch for them during the day chances are you will find them thereabouts at night. A torch helps. :)
     
  4. Phlash46

    Phlash46 Nikon Refugee

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    Bruce Gordon
    Fantastic!
     
  5. DLWilson

    DLWilson New to Mu-43

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    Dustin
    Wow, great shots :)
     
  6. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Australia
    Thanks guys ...
     
  7. macro

    macro Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 22, 2012
    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 !!

    Danny.
     
  8. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Australia
    Thanks Danny. A little hot in places but that's 'natural' ... :)
     
  9. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2012
    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.
     
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  10. orflo

    orflo Mu-43 Regular

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    Frank
    Amazing pictures, just checked your blog, there are more jewels to be found in there!
     
  11. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    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?
     
  12. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Australia
    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..
     
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  13. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
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  14. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Steve
    Detail and the colours are absolutely stunning!
     
  15. DenverDutchman

    DenverDutchman Mu-43 Regular

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    Gorgeous shots, very well done!!
     
  16. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    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.
     
  17. Duncan

    Duncan Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 31, 2013
    Really terrific!
     
  18. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Australia
    Thanks all, appreciated ...
     
  19. ttomino1980

    ttomino1980 Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 19, 2014
    Slovakia
    Hi Mark, I went through your macro link as wanted to read more about your work and how you do it...thanks...very educative!
     
  20. listera

    listera Mu-43 Regular

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    Turkey
    Superb. I adore your photos Mark. You are a prime example of "photographer, not the camera/lens/megapixel"...
     
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