If you go down to the woods today...


RobL

Link Posted 03/11/2019 - 20:09
I ventured into a local wood to try out my Cactus wireless flash set-up with a K1 + 100mm macro and an AF201FG flash, here are the results:









And finally with the 70-200 f2.8, no flash, the subject was the bright yellow leaves framed by the tree but when I zoomed in on the computer I noticed the tiny fungi so cropped to bring those out.

Last Edited by RobL on 03/11/2019 - 20:11

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 03/11/2019 - 22:17
Really like the opening image
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 01:29
The first one is a cracker. I have to ask however, why use a flash? These subjects are going nowhere soon so a tripod and remote release with however many seconds exposure will produce equally nice results. The last image is a lovely example of something being in front of one's eyes but quite invisible until processing time.
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pschlute

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 02:02
davidwozhere wrote:
I have to ask however, why use a flash? These subjects are going nowhere soon so a tripod and remote release with however many seconds exposure will produce equally nice results.

They would not produce the same results.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 07:57
These are really good, particularly #1 and #5, although my preference is to shoot fungi in the available light on a tripod etc, I prefer the softer tones of the natural light v the more harsh light from a flashgun, but theres always more than one way to skin a cat !!!
Chris

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RobL

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 08:21
Chrism8 wrote:
These are really good, particularly #1 and #5, although my preference is to shoot fungi in the available light on a tripod etc, I prefer the softer tones of the natural light v the more harsh light from a flashgun, but theres always more than one way to skin a cat !!!

Thanks Chris, yes the light is a bit harsh and it really needs a small soft box on the flash which I will get shortly.

RobL

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 08:35
davidwozhere wrote:
The first one is a cracker. I have to ask however, why use a flash? These subjects are going nowhere soon so a tripod and remote release with however many seconds exposure will produce equally nice results. The last image is a lovely example of something being in front of one's eyes but quite invisible until processing time.

Thanks David, this was in the nature of an experiment. The first one was on the edge of the woodland so there more light, the flash stopped working probably because the batteries flew out onto the wet ground! So that was long exposure on a mini tripod. The rest were in deep shade, no. 2 was again on a tripod and is a focus stack of 6 images. The rest of the time the angles meant handheld was much easier so using a shutter speed of 1/200 kept them sharp.

alfpics

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 09:38
A nice set - with no 1 being my favourite along with no 5. Agree about the flash, but a you have said a soft-box would help.
Andy

MrB

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 09:53
Good set from which my choice is number 5. (But perhaps darken or clone out those bright stalks in the background.)

Philip

LennyBloke

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 10:25
Nice little set Rob - No.1 being my personal favourite, closely followed by no.5

Good to see there is someone else who uses the AF201FG flash - it's a great little, lightweight, compact, quality flash - always in my K1 bag
LennyBloke
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