Bug-Off 2014

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Re: Bug-Off 2014

Postby Matt » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:48 pm

I have been using wither natural light or a cheap LED ring light. I haven't had any luck with my TTL metered flash in macro mode, but I think I should invest in a large reflector to attach to it.

Close view of Red-legged locust
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Bald-faced hornet (these thing can, and will, sting multiple times)
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Mosquito
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Re: Bug-Off 2014

Postby macnmotion » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:07 am

Well it's almost October 1st where I am. I just want to say that this month's challenge was a lot of fun for me. It pushed me to go to some new places, both here in Bangkok and in Singapore, and some of the images others posted in this challenge were truly beautiful -- quite something to say about bugs!! The extra practice also taught me more about my equipment!!

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Re: Bug-Off 2014

Postby Matt » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:54 pm

yeah, it was definitely fun to get out with a camera and an objective. Despite hundreds of mosquito bites, I got a bit more familiar with macro. I still suck at it though. I'm trying to capture some decent macro pics of rings to sell on ebay and for the life of me, I can't get anything right. More practice needed, I guess.
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Re: Bug-Off 2014

Postby macnmotion » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:19 am

Matt, for rings you might consider using the focus stacking technique, and determine the in-focus points. It worked well for me in my ring photo test.

I want to get a piece of black glass (and maybe white glass) to set the rings on for the photos. I think that would make beautiful reflections.
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