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Dragonfly 'eyes'
Lens: smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR Camera: Pentax K-5 Photo Location: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: hishammarmin, 03-05-2012, 06:05 AM


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03-05-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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What a shot!
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A very nice capture with that fine lens.--charliezap
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Holy Cow - what a perfect shot; very impressive.

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Very detailed and sharp image of the eye! How did you manage to get that close? Did you use extension tubes for super macro? Is this shot early in the morning so they are less active?
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That is amazingly crystal clear.Details are brilliant.Great work!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
What a shot!
QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
A very nice capture with that fine lens.--charliezap
QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Holy Cow - what a perfect shot; very impressive.

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That is amazingly crystal clear.Details are brilliant.Great work!!
Thanks all
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Very detailed and sharp image of the eye! How did you manage to get that close? Did you use extension tubes for super macro? Is this shot early in the morning so they are less active?
I do cropping from another photo (as below) ;



I didn't used any extension tube. The photo taken by handheld. This shot is done in late evening. I'm using PENTAX AF160FC AUTO MACRO RING FLASH for full flash lighting. May be I'm very lucky at this time because the dragonfly don't 'runaway' when I'm so near to take this shot...hehehe

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Full size shot is great as is. Good clarity from the DFA 100 macro. A further stop down and a pass of unsharp mask would work wonders on such a shot if you get another opportunity.
It's amazing how thin the DoF is at those close-focusing ranges.
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Full size shot is great as is. Good clarity from the DFA 100 macro. A further stop down and a pass of unsharp mask would work wonders on such a shot if you get another opportunity.
It's amazing how thin the DoF is at those close-focusing ranges.
Thanks for your comment and suggestion. I will keep it in mind for the next shot.
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hmm, I thought f16 should be sufficient, or else there's not enough light....
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hmm, I thought f16 should be sufficient, or else there's not enough light....
Hmmm...lighting is the main issue here. I used PENTAX AF160FC AUTO MACRO RING FLASH. The ring flash is good, but sometime the picture had some burnout/ overexposed areas. Depends on the subject, tweaking the flash compensation seems very important. Sometime I had to drop down the EV to eliminate the burnout area. If the flash is to strong, certain areas in the picture will be burnout. If to low...the picture seems underexposed. I try not to modified or put DIY diffuser in my setup. I try to keep it as is. What Pentax 'give'...then it is used!

The best setup for macro flash is a twin flash...and unfortunately Pentax don't have it . I hope one day Pentax will come out with the twin flash version for macro
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These are both superb!!!!

Thanks for sharing

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Great details, color and composition, thanks for sharing...
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Awesome.

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