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01-18-2011, 06:45 AM   #31
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Two phases.

K20d DFA 50/2.8 manual focus hand-held with on-camera flash.



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My part.






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Wow Aliasant - those were taken with a Tamron SP 35-80 ? Wonderful.

These were all with the Tamron 90 Di 2.8











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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Wow Aliasant - those were taken with a Tamron SP 35-80 ? Wonderful.

These were all with the Tamron 90 Di 2.8
Yes
That Tamron Sp 35-80 is what I used almost the entire summer season.
At least for macros and I did shot a lot of them flies

I love your nr3. That fly looks like I could have shot it with the huge exception of an actually existing DOF
The last little boy is a nice capture too!


Btw.
Imagine your shot nr5 taken the same or similar way as my 2 last
That would have been quite the amazing shot. All those sharp thorns and a dreamy floating smooth background

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Good work ducdao and Frogfish.
Great series of bugs.
Another bug of the cricket variety (again, the FA 100/2.8 macro):

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Good work ducdao and Frogfish.
Great series of bugs.
Another bug of the cricket variety (again, the FA 100/2.8 macro):
Wow. How did you pursuade him to pose on that slippry surface and all?
Hypnosis?
Nice !
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Wow. How did you pursuade him to pose on that slippry surface and all?
Hypnosis?
Nice !
I think it's PP work for the reflection part
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I think it's PP work for the reflection part
Looking closer I would say your probably right

Here is a shot I took a while back with a real reflection ( although fake drops) and the reflection is a lot softer. Different material but still.


Ash's reflection looks a bit to even. Perhaps it should be softer the longer the distance from the real counterpart and sharper closer to the real part?
A faded blur/opacity something... ?


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QuoteOriginally posted by aliasant Quote
Yes
That Tamron Sp 35-80 is what I used almost the entire summer season.
At least for macros and I did shot a lot of them flies

I love your nr3. That fly looks like I could have shot it with the huge exception of an actually existing DOF
The last little boy is a nice capture too!

Btw.
Imagine your shot nr5 taken the same or similar way as my 2 last
That would have been quite the amazing shot. All those sharp thorns and a dreamy floating smooth background
Thank you Aliasant & Ash !
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I have also taken some Macro shots with the Tamron SP 35-80mm (Adaptall-2) on my K10D. Not 1:1 as many of the other excellent insect shots that have been posted, though that's mainly because my TC is in pretty bad shape and leave OOF smears on the images.





This little guy was tiny! That's a piece of lettuce he's sitting on:


Wide open, here's a bokeh example:


And another bokeh example at wide open (B&W HDR from three images):
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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4982760884_6f2debf09b_b_d.jpg
That's a wonderful shot of an amazing creature - I'm fascinated by Praying Mantis !
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Wow. How did you pursuade him to pose on that slippry surface and all?
Hypnosis?
Nice !
QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
I think it's PP work for the reflection part
QuoteOriginally posted by aliasant Quote
Looking closer I would say your probably right
Nope! You're both wrong!
He appeared from the front yard as I parked my white car in the garage, landing on the middle of its roof, just sitting there.
Along comes me with a massive K20D+grip+540FGZ, climbing up on the roof up close to the critter and flashing away at him. Seems it distressed him enough to pounce on me after every third shot or so. He really hated it, but I just kept going...
So the reflection is natural. PP only done to enhance colours and contrast.
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I only have one macro lens, the Elicar V-HQ MACRO MC f2.5

Here are some examples:


Riding the wave


Bee 1


Bee 3


Bee - still busy

All were taken hand-held.
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Clou, you have mastered the use of your macro lens.
These are excellent. All but #3 is spot on! (He must have been moving at the time. )
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Thanks Ash - the bee in number three is indeed moving. I included this one, because it is not so common to see motion blur in a macro photo.
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