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A few from the garden today...

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:10 pm
by LennyBloke
Most are with the K1 and DFA-WR 100 Macro plus a 36mm extension tube and AF160C Ringlash.

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5. No flash.
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7. No flash, Sigma 105 EX 100 Macro
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A few from the garden today...

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:50 pm
by Derek897
There's savage detail in these, I like them all, that shield bug is very interesting, compared to the one i saw over here, yours is hairy :) cool colour too, you have managed to get some catchy angles as well.
No 5 for me, followed by 7, there's something about 7's composition that tickles my fancy, I do like it.
As I said i like them all but those 2 stand out, but then they all do :doh: :doh: :clap: :clap:

Good shooting :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Re: A few from the garden today...

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 6:57 am
by LennyBloke
Derek897 wrote:There's savage detail in these, I like them all, that shield bug is very interesting, compared to the one i saw over here, yours is hairy :) cool colour too, you have managed to get some catchy angles as well.
No 5 for me, followed by 7, there's something about 7's composition that tickles my fancy, I do like it.
As I said i like them all but those 2 stand out, but then they all do :doh: :doh: :clap: :clap:

Good shooting :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:



Thanks Derek - once again you can take some credit for the inspiration :wink:

The shield bug (or "sting bug" as the kids used to call them) is the first one of its type I've seen! All others have been green and I thought they were smooth, but then again I rarely do close-up with a tube and a macro lens so it may just be I haven't seen the hairs before. The colours on the shield bug do blend particularly well with the plant it was on - a natural camouflage mechanism I guess.

The last shot is with the Sigma 105 Macro - a lens I have a love-hate relationship with, I hate using it - the feel, focus, everything about it just doesn't do it for me, but the results are always really nice - I hate to say it but on a par with my Pentax macros :oops:

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A few from the garden today...

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:37 am
by Derek897
The thing that I found with the ring flash, is that it can be a tad harsh when you're up close with tubes. Next step is to get all blue Peter on it :) :) :)

Re: A few from the garden today...

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:43 am
by HarisF1
Derek897 wrote:The thing that I found with the ring flash, is that it can be a tad harsh when you're up close with tubes. Next step is to get all blue Peter on it :) :) :)



I bought myself one (AF160FC) recently - I've also ordered a DA 1.4x TC and have access to extension tubes (an old Vivitar 'auto' set). How would I go about making the flash less harsh? Cheers!