Butterfly Face


McGregNi

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 17:37
No, not an EXTREME MACRO image !! .... something a bit more gentle .... It was hard to avoid trying my best to capture this after she came back from a Fair and Face Painting activity.

Pentax K7, D FA28-105mm, Pentax AF-540FGZII, (on-camera flash, bounced into the near wall, with 'Flag Type' diffusser), M Camera Mode (1/20th - F8 - ISO200), P-TTL Flash Mode (+2.0 Flash Compensation) ....





Thanks for your views, and views
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derek897

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 17:48
And here I thought, finally, Nigel has tried bug macro

But no,
It's even better.
Savage lighting on this. Fabulous, love it.
Well composed, great model, well lit and the light falloff is bang on for me.
Good shooting. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
I know what i like, If not always why.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 20:43
Very nice Nigel, I much like this processing that's natural looking
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

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pschlute

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 21:06
Oh yes Nigel this is terrific. As you said a while ago, with flash you are in control of the lighting and this portrait shows you are firmly in control
Peter



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08tiger

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 06:36
very nice image Nigel, lots of detail in the hair and eyes, nice soft complexion, well done sir.
C&C welcome.
Don.

McGregNi

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 07:34
Thanks all for your replies . No, you'll have to wait some more for any macro butterfly stuff Derek.....I have enough trouble persuading the kids to stand still long enough for sharp shots!

No skin softening here Gareth, you're right it's hardly needed for this type of image.

Thanks also Peter and Don, I'm glad you saw the photo.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

MrB

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 11:27
Hello Nigel.
Everything about the young lady looks wonderful in this photo - her expression and those big eyes, the light/shadow, skin tones, hair colour, and level of detail. However, sorry for adding a negative point, but I do find the odd texture in the background to be quite distracting.

Cheers.
Philip

claudiaM

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 12:29
Agree with MrB! The young lady looks beautiful. But I would change the background. I am not proof, only opinion

McGregNi

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 12:38
It's a good opinion! Thanks Philip and ClaudiaM, I was in two minds with the background. It is actually curtains with bright sun shining through. I used a rather long exposure in the dim room (1/20th) in order to bring in some ambient light to fill in on the off-side, and consequently got that sun pattern. It's a quick levels fix, so I'll do that later and post the result.

I'm glad you saw the photo .
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

McGregNi

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 21:36
I've taken the suggestion from Philip and made a levels layer adjustment to bring the black point up on the background and remove the pattern coming through the curtains .... I like it better! Thanks Philip and Claudia for prompting the extra work .... well worth it




My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

philstaff

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 21:52
Nice capture of her.

Regards Ian

MrB

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 21:53
It looks great to me too, Nigel. Good work!

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 12/07/2017 - 07:20
Thanks Ian and Philip.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 12/07/2017 - 07:22

davidtrout

Link Posted 12/07/2017 - 10:09
The subtle changes have made this attractive portrait even better.
David
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McGregNi

Link Posted 13/07/2017 - 10:19
Thank you David, I'm pleased you saw the photo
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
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