Cleave Hill Macro


Chrism8

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 12:54
From a trip up Cleave Hill on Monday evening, a superb warm and still evening with high humidity

All Pentax 120mm macro lens with Pentax 50mm Ext tube, tripod and natural light except one - exposure varied slightly around 1/50th Sec F9 to F13 and 400 ISO

Marbled White - focus point just behind the antennae










Fungi on some Cow Dung - Fungi remains unidentified as yet




Ladybird tucked under a flower against an overcast sky




As above but lit with Sigma ringflash



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

derek897

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 13:29
Way to go,
cracking set,
1st one is good, 2nd one is better, 3rd one is brilliant.
Fungi is nice too, if it was mine id probably try and lift the whites a tad, just to try and help it pop, you have really nailed the exposure as is though.

Last 2, are tricky, I really like the natural light of the 1st, but the detail of the 2nd

Great set for me anyway, super shooting.

ps there is a dust bunny visible in 3 and 5 on the right hand side, about an inch down from the top
and in the first about an inch across from the right antenna.
I know what i like, If not always why.

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Chrism8

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 14:04
Thanks Derek,

Thank you for your kind feedback, I did intentionally go, good - better - best with the first 3

Yes, there is a dust bunny just visible, I'll clean the sensor, don't think I've cleaned it since I've had it so its probably about time !!
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 14:46
Good set.

Marbled white - yes, you left the best to last. And a fine shot it is, too.

Fungus - It looks like shaggy ink cap, but might be wrong. I like it as it is. The gradation from bright white at top of cap to dull white at bottom is good and might get lost if you adjust the white to make it pop (don't like that word, puffballs pop but this one won't).

Ladybird - Definitely prefer the natural light version. The ladybird is in shade, but that's the way it should be when it's underneath a flower. The flash version flattens everything and the light just doesn't look right for an upward-looking view.

Steve

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 10/07/2019 - 16:03
Super set this... 3 is a belter... no. 6 (or 5) pretty tasty too imho...

Best
Bill

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Sry

Link Posted 11/07/2019 - 22:15
Another vote for 3, a gorgeous shot.

davidstorm

Link Posted 15/07/2019 - 21:50
3 and 5 are magnificent, particularly number 3. Great set all round though, I'm loving these recent macro posts.

Regards
David
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