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Lens: Sigma 180mm f/3.5 APO EX DG Camera: Pentax K-1 Photo Location: My place ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: Digitalis, 11-21-2016, 03:11 AM

I spotted this little one on my wall while eating my breakfast, looks like he just caught his.

Technically, this image was difficult to make. I used a Godox AD360 @ 1/8th power with an Elinchrom 40" beauty dish as a key light. I put a diffuser on the front of the beauty dish and a translucent deflector in the beauty dish to create a natural looking circular catchlight in the eyes. The use of a square crop worked best with this image as nearly 50% of the image is blank white wall, which added nothing to the image.

This image was done handheld with the Sigma 180mm f/3.5 APO EX DG @ 1:1 with a 35mm extension tube and 1.7X TC. I didn't turn on crop mode on the K-1 as it was difficult to get the framing right as DOF was so microscopically thin. A tripod would have made this shot 100% easier to create, I could have also used focus stacking to stay under the diffraction limit as the subject wasn't going anywhere...but I had to leave the house and head to the studio for work. So diffraction be damned, I stopped down to f/16 and got the shot, the equivalent aperture is somewhere in the vicinity of f/29. In PP I used a substantial boost to contrast as the Sigma lens flares quite easily, I also used a slight boost to saturation along with selective sharpening techniques to recover as much micro-contrast as I could without common sharpening artifacts appearing.
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