Improving my Macro Technique


Chrism8

Link Posted 01/06/2019 - 13:46
First foray into live macro, a vivid blue flowering bush in the garden buzzing with bees collecting nectar.

All 645z handheld with 2 x stacked Cactus triggers, a Sigma ringflash, 1 x extension tube with a 150mm F2.8 lens - ISO 800 - 1/250 sec - F8












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.

alfpics

Link Posted 01/06/2019 - 14:12
A great start! Especially the 4th image. You've managed to control the lighting really well IMO.
Andy

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derek897

Link Posted 01/06/2019 - 14:21
alfpics wrote:
A great start! Especially the 4th image. You've managed to control the lighting really well IMO.

Absolutely, great angle on the 2nd one, and great job controlling the light. Great shooting 👏👏👏
I know what i like, If not always why.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 02/06/2019 - 00:33
Cor. Blast the little perishers with flashguns ! It works too. The detail is just great.
However, I presume with all that kit you are restricted to just the one flower that it's all pointing at?
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Chrism8

Link Posted 02/06/2019 - 08:11
Surprisingly not David, those are all abour 40% crops, I'm fortunate that i do have pixels i can waste.
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.

stub

Link Posted 02/06/2019 - 10:30
I dont no much about macro shooting.. But im impressed with the images..... Well done...!!
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

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Chrism8

Link Posted 02/06/2019 - 11:03
Thanks Stuart, its a subject I've not done much with either, up until recently, I've been inspired by Derek's images and though I'd have a go, its early days for me at the mo.

Here's another one from yesterday, I like the dropping petal, which I didn't notice at the time of shooting



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.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/06/2019 - 17:42
Superb set of images Chris - even at this relatively small size the sharpness and quality really shines through
LennyBloke

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Chrism8

Link Posted 02/06/2019 - 19:21
LennyBloke wrote:
Superb set of images Chris - even at this relatively small size the sharpness and quality really shines through

Thanks John
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