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    Photos Shield bug

    A shield bug on the leaf of a peony, during a damp afternoon rainy day. There was still a bit of rain falling but too light to show in the images, though I could see the droplets clearly on the material of the softbox and the top of the camera by the time I had taken a few shots.


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    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
    Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 200


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    Default Re: Shield bug

    Superb lighting as always, well done matey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    Superb lighting as always, well done matey
    The diffused flash is working a treat m8, thanks.

    Paul.
    Last edited by Bilbo_baggin; 20th September 2014 at 03:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Shield bug

    I'm in the process of making a 'Pringles' lighting setup for macro, if i get lighting a tenth as good as yours i'll be happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    I'm in the process of making a 'Pringles' lighting setup for macro, if i get lighting a tenth as good as yours i'll be happy

    Yeah - I've seen some folks using them, but they can produce hotspots if not made just right. Take your time building it and getting the layers right.

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    I'm pretty confident i'll get it right, i'm more worried in that i only have a communal garden, what people will think when they see me crawling around on my hands and knees lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    I'm pretty confident i'll get it right, i'm more worried in that i only have a communal garden, what people will think when they see me crawling around on my hands and knees lol

    Looking a total dick is par for the course for macro shooters, lol..

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    Default Re: Shield bug

    Paul ... is your softbox on a speedlite mounted on the camera or freestanding mate?

    I hate to be reliant on ambient light being strong enough and that in turn
    affects my DOF.

    I have a ringlight/flash I don't use much but think that should have a diffuser?

    great shots as always!

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    https://www.speedtest.net/result/2920820230.png

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    Default Re: Shield bug

    Supe, I work two ways actually. (Ian I think (dpSparhawk) uses his flash mounted all the time).

    I sometimes (like these here) put the flash on the hotshoe, but often I put a remote trigger on the camera which my flashgun, handheld, picks up, allowing me to radically move the flash from positions directly in lime with the lens, to either the left or right.

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    Default Re: Shield bug

    Cool I was thinking that was what you do.. I have some time off this week so am going to experiment with different combinations

    thanks for the info

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    https://www.speedtest.net/result/2920820230.png

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    Default Re: Shield bug

    Quote Originally Posted by supraman54 View Post
    Cool I was thinking that was what you do.. I have some time off this week so am going to experiment with different combinations

    thanks for the info

    supe
    You're welcome m8.

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