Late Summer Flowers


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 19/09/2018 - 18:15
1, 4, 5 and 8! Really like them
Gareth
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McGregNi

Link Posted 20/09/2018 - 01:49
Thankyou Gareth, I'm pleased you saw them
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derek897

Link Posted 20/09/2018 - 07:51
4 and 8 for me.
Super shooting on these.
You have managed your flash output really well here.
You have knocked out the background in 4 where it suits it, and not in others where it wouldn't have.
👏👏👏
I know what i like, If not always why.

McGregNi

Link Posted 21/09/2018 - 03:49
Thanks Derek Now, here's a killer combination: your amazing bug macros with my softbox lighting from the side! Would we need both of us together to make the combination, or could either one of us bring it all together?

My moneys on you, if you can get the flash gear sorted. I tried to get a shot of a spider on a web that day. I got the softbox in real close, had it all framed nicely ..... then my big clodhoppers moved and bumped a strand of the web somewhere down near my ankles, and the spider scarpered off and hid behind a leaf! I'm afraid I have to learn more about the stealth involved. I'd better stick to flowers for now .....
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 21/09/2018 - 03:52

razashaikh

Link Posted 21/09/2018 - 06:26
Beautiful set of pictures!
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derek897

Link Posted 22/09/2018 - 00:46
McGregNi wrote:
Thanks Derek Now, here's a killer combination: your amazing bug macros with my softbox lighting from the side! Would we need both of us together to make the combination, or could either one of us bring it all together?

My moneys on you, if you can get the flash gear sorted. I tried to get a shot of a spider on a web that day. I got the softbox in real close, had it all framed nicely ..... then my big clodhoppers moved and bumped a strand of the web somewhere down near my ankles, and the spider scarpered off and hid behind a leaf! I'm afraid I have to learn more about the stealth involved. I'd better stick to flowers for now .....

Ha Ha i think you will probably get there before me, flash gear is way down on my list of things to get, 1st on my list is K1 again then samyang 135mm f2, depending on funds and when something comes up.
With your vast knowledge of flash and creative lighting, I imagine you would put me to shame if you ever really tried to do some macro shooting.
I would however love to see you do it as my creativity does not extend to my use of flash.
I know what i like, If not always why.

McGregNi

Link Posted 22/09/2018 - 08:48
Well you're very kind Derek, but I would rate your skills with the actual macro captures higher!

The softbox to the side gives good light, but there would be practical problems with positioning for your type of macros.... The box itself would push on the foliage and maybe scare off the bugs, or the light might be blocked by twigs etc in the way.

Thanks also Rasazashaikh, I'm glad you liked the flowers!
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 22/09/2018 - 08:48
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