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My macro photos
Posted By: grzehoofr, 02-18-2009, 08:47 AM

Hi all
This is my first post on this Forum. I publish my shots on polish Pentax Forum (Pentax.org.pl), and macrophotography forums. I'd like to share my photos with You
All pictures were taken with Pentax K100D with Tamron 90/2.8 and extension tubes.
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02-18-2009, 11:19 AM   #16
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Thank you for the explanation

QuoteOriginally posted by grzehoofr Quote
First of all, all bugs on my pictures are NOT dead
Till the end of last season I used internal flash with homemade diffuser (I used up to 2-3 tubes - 31mm and 13mm),
diffuser for internal flash
but now it's not enough light for 2 sets of tubes, so I use external flash Metz 48Af with huge diffuser. I attach this flash to synchro cable. Everything is placed on homemade constrution like this (unfortunatelly I got picture of the first version of it)

Usually I take pictures early in the morning, so insects are calm and it is easy to make a photo.
But if bugs are sprayed with cold water, they freeze for a second, so there is time to take a shot.
Brilliant way to "Freeze" them, I had never even thought of that. Thank you for the lighting tips too... much appreciated...

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Fantastic photos!!!
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Thans everyone Nice to hear You like my photos
This one is quite difficult to take a good close up
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Awesome shots, how did you get the dragonfly in flight?

cheers,

rene

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What should I say? This is unbelievable!!!! Phantastic shots.....

Gives me something to work on....
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Absolutely stunning macros, top notch work.
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Awesome shots, how did you get the dragonfly in flight?

cheers,

rene
A key to success is to know how the dragonflies behaves. They fly around their own teritory and almost always they come back to the same place.
Usually, before I decide to take pictures, I'm trying to observe them. As I know where dragonflies most often come back I take pictures
I always use manual focus.
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You are to be congratulated on some magnificent work. You certainly have given the rest of us something to aspire to. Well done!

02-19-2009, 12:37 AM   #24
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This photo was taken with use of three blendes (made of white paper). I attached them to my diffuser. Thats why There is so much light below the bug

This butterfly I found in my garden I used Tamron 75-300 with 21mm extension tube, just to see if it can handle the photo there is only natural light
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Amazing shots well done
I have been trying to get some auto tubes for a while but they are out of production, if anyone knows of any please let me know.
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In Poland, there is no problem to get auto extension tubes. Internet store, in my city (Cracow), sells exact the same model I use. Unfortunatelly shipping cost would be unprofitable.
Below is the link, directly to tubes in this shop
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Stunning macros! I do not have enough patience to do this kind of macros. Well done and welcome to the forums!
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Another one
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QuoteOriginally posted by grzehoofr Quote
This butterfly I found in my garden I used Tamron 75-300 with 21mm extension tube, just to see if it can handle the photo there is only natural light
Well so much for the assumption the Tam 75-300 is a mediocre lens. Obviously in the right hands (not mine! LOL) it is quite capable
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Tamron is obviously not a perfect lens, but I think it's worth to buy. Another example from this lens.
Pentax K100D+TAmron 75-300LD+21mm extension tube
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