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Lens: Pentax M 28mm F/3.5 reversed on extension tubes Camera: K-7 
Posted By: yeatzee, 07-15-2010, 05:01 PM



I haven't taken any macro's in some time due to being discouraged (curse you macro photographers on flickr, and your godlike images!) but my reversing ring arrived today so I thought I'd try it out
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Love the colors on this one. It is sure to be added to your PPG collection. JIM
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Thanks Jim! I guess we'll see if your right in regards to PPG (by the way, what am I supposed to put for the lens category when I use a M 28mm reversed on extension tubes?)

Here's another of a different fly. Same setup, but cropped:

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Such vibrant colours! Great photos as always Yeatzee.

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Also please don't say you've been discouraged from other Macro photographers. That means I have no hope whats so ever
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Such vibrant colours! Great photos as always Yeatzee.
Thanks!
love the quote by the way

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Also please don't say you've been discouraged from other Macro photographers. That means I have no hope whats so ever
Guess I shouldn't link them than
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee:
I haven't taken any macro's in some time due to being discouraged (curse you macro photographers on flickr, and your godlike images!) but my reversing ring arrived today so I thought I'd try it out
I know it's only natural to measure yourself against others, but try not to let it affect your own confidence, at least not in a negative way. This is something I am learning from general experience...

It's a nice shot, love the vibrant colours. Always enjoy your work too
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I know it's only natural to measure yourself against others, but try not to let it affect your own confidence, at least not in a negative way. This is something I am learning from general experience...

It's a nice shot, love the vibrant colours. Always enjoy your work too
Well its frustrating... I know they have "secrets" and techniques, I just can't figure em out. Also my flash setup is terrible, and I can't seem to find a solution

Thanks Goddo

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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
Well its frustrating... I know they have "secrets" and techniques, I just can't figure em out. Also my flash setup is terrible, and I can't seem to find a solution

Thanks Goddo
How is your flash setup terrible? Your macros seem to be nicely lit to my eyes (not that I know anything much about macro lighting!).
You also mentioned in another thread that you hated he catch lights you get. Does the 'squareness' annoy you? Once again, I liked them
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How is your flash setup terrible? Your macros seem to be nicely lit to my eyes (not that I know anything much about macro lighting!).
You also mentioned in another thread that you hated he catch lights you get. Does the 'squareness' annoy you? Once again, I liked them
The quality of the light is very bad.... nothing like any of my contacts on flickr. I hate the shadows I get, and how I can't get any light under the insects so its not over exposed on the top and underexposed on the bottom of the insects head. And yes, I hate the catchlight "squareness" very much
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Great fly shots, yeatzee. I couldn't even see that you used a flash.
You're very critical of yourself and I guess that's the way we all improve.
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Great fly shots, yeatzee. I couldn't even see that you used a flash.
You're very critical of yourself and I guess that's the way we all improve.
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Thanks for the compliment. I am very critical, because I have to be to get better Its a vicious cycle
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Not bad at all - the focus was certainly hit right on his eye. On a related note, fruit flys are extremely annoying.
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I keep going back to that fruit fly. The soft pastel colors are so beautiful.
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Great works both! I like the colours, especially in the first shot!
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