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08-06-2014, 03:53 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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My K-01 shot just made the front page of the Flickr Blog

Hi all,

I wasn't sure where to post this, but since the K-01 forum has more or less been my home on PF, I thought I'd mention that one of my macros (taken, of course, with the K-01) just made the front page of the Flickr Blog. I've never been "Explored" on Flickr, so I'm pretty stocked!

You can find it on the front page right now, or, once it's no longer the main headline, you can go directly to today's Wildlife Wednesday blog post.


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Congrats! Nice shot.
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Cool being recognised is quite nice. It sure is close
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You can't just leave it at that! What lens did you use? How did you do your lighting and not get reflections? Do you use manual or auto focus? What are all your other secrets for getting such a fabulous shot?
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Ah, gearheads...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kayaker-J Quote
Ah, gearheads...
yes - guilty as charged.

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yes - guilty as charged.
Yep. Takes one to know one! 😉
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Thanks all!

QuoteOriginally posted by Bob from Aus Quote
You can't just leave it at that! What lens did you use? How did you do your lighting and not get reflections? Do you use manual or auto focus? What are all your other secrets for getting such a fabulous shot?
Lens was Tamron SP Di 90mm F/2.8 Macro (272E), along with a Raynox DCR-250 and a homemade "Pringles-can" flash diffuser. I use manual focus, in the sense that I pre-focus the lens (at MFD in this case, I think, or very near), and then move the camera very, very slowly towards the dragonfly. When the focus is hit, I trigger the shutter. Even with peaking and magnified liveview, hitting focus is not a given because DoF is so amazingly thin and this is all handheld. Here I was lucky enough to get two shots that were stackable - one with the nose in focus, and one with the better part of the eyes, with almost identical PoVs and without any movement of the subject. So, the result is a two-shot focus stack. Aside from the stacking, I did very little post, bringing the levels down very slightly and adding just a touch of contrast...
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Great looking shot -- congratz to you!
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So, the result is a two-shot focus stack
Thanks for the run down. I like the idea of your pringle can flash diffuser. Looks like I need to start photo stacking where possible. But my targets don't normally hang around long enough.
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Congrats to the K-01 for taking such a fine photo!

Oh, and some credit to the guy holding the camera!
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Bravo =)
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Awesome, congrats!
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