Bugs


derek897

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 16:31
On a bit of a bug bender at the minute, so here are a few from today.
Usual setup.


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Nigelk

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 17:40
Bugs never looked better.

McGregNi

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 18:27
That last one is a really good low perspective, really effective! The bugs are sure getting the run around at your place recently Derek
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derek897

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 19:04
Cheers guys, nearly forgot about this one


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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 21:36
Fair play Derek, you can shoot a macro image

Wonderful set
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derek897

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 22:16
Cheers Nigel, Nigel, Gareth, I am enjoying the added possibilities that the flash has opened up for me. Loving getting down low and ending up with wet mucky knees
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NeilP

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 22:22
Nice set.

Not sure if you want IDs, but the beetle is a nettle weevil and the yellow fly is a yellow dung fly. The spider is a wolf spider of some kind (possibly Pardosa sp.)
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derek897

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 23:22
NeilP wrote:
Nice set.

Not sure if you want IDs, but the beetle is a nettle weevil and the yellow fly is a yellow dung fly. The spider is a wolf spider of some kind (possibly Pardosa sp.)

Cheers Neill, ill always take IDs so 5hamk you for that
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 01:28
Based on your photos I have finally ordered a large soft box to hand hold a flash and will also be getting wet and muddy knees before long !
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derek897

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 09:12
davidwozhere wrote:
Based on your photos I have finally ordered a large soft box to hand hold a flash and will also be getting wet and muddy knees before long !

Cant wait to see your results, I only have the ring flash so cant go off camera.
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nerobot

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 15:18
davidwozhere wrote:
Based on your photos I have finally ordered a large soft box to hand hold a flash and will also be getting wet and muddy knees before long !

I'd be interested to know what softbox you've bought and how you get on with it (hopefully with some good example macro photos ) I've made myself a DIY softbox / flash diffuser for my macro photos, which works well for around the allotment and local area, but can't be folded so it's no good for travelling.
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coker

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 16:28
Superb photographs, Derek, especially the weevils.

Do you have a pic of your diffuser set-up please?

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derek897

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 17:47
coker wrote:
Superb photographs, Derek, especially the weevils.

Do you have a pic of your diffuser set-up please?

Roger

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derek897

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 18:13
coker wrote:
Superb photographs, Derek, especially the weevils.

Do you have a pic of your diffuser set-up please?

Roger

My rig is usually 52mm tubes,105mm macrolens, viltrox ringflash, homemade diffuser.
Made up with plastic mixing bowl. Bottom cut out. Outside painted black. Inside painted white.
Then taped to the ringflash
Empty coffee tin (well known brand) cut in half and fitted into centerof rinflash as a hood to cut back flare.
White foamy packaging aroud that to diffuse the light.

Looks monstrous but it's light and it works.
I might just glue them together instead of taping, as I can't see myself using the ringflash without it.

Hope this helps

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coker

Link Posted 06/05/2017 - 09:37
Thanks, Derek, for such full & frank exchange of info!
The diffuser looks great & it works well, obviously, extremely well!!

Keep the macros coming, please.


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