Bug eyed, part two.

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by kramp, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Here are some more with the same theme, again all with the 28 mm reversed, SB-800 for lighting and a milk jug material diffuser.

    These are heave crops, processed in capture and cs2 and tlr capture and creative sharpening used.

    Small bee or wasp?
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    Earwig.
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    Hoverfly.
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    Damselfly.
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    Tiny pollen eating fly.
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    Martin
     
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  2. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    One word comes to mind.

    WOW!
     
  3. Those are quite incredible.

    So how do you reverse mount the 28? And on what lens?

    These also make me thank goodness that bugs are as small as they are!
     
  4. Oh! You mount the reversed lens on the camera itself!

    Now I get it.

    Great work.
     
  5. I will second that!

    I have the BR reversing ring and a 50mm lens on order, but probably won't get as close as the reversed 28mm. Any advice on where to start? I will need to find a few dead bees/flies first I guess ;-)

    Regards,
    Jonathan
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Martin,

    These are fantastic. I assume that these are shot from a tripod. I think I have asked before, but I forgot. What is your working distance with the reversed 28mm?

    Thanks,
     
  7. Thanks for the comments.

    These are all hand held on active subjects, the working distance is two inches from the end of the lens.

    I use a Nikon BR-2a reversing ring to reverse an old Yashica 28mm low end lens on the camera.

    The success rate is low since at f11 the depth of field is about 1/3 of a mm, sometimes I have to combine two or three pictures to get a decent depth of field and I will take this in account when taking the picture, the Earwig is a combination of two pictures.

    Martin
     
  8. Super pics Martin...!!!
     
  9. Jerry Snider

    Jerry Snider

    390
    May 8, 2005
    Simply AMAZING, Martin. Keep up the excellent work.
     
  10. More great ones Martin. That milk jug came in handy.
    Pete
     
  11. Amazing! That's all I can think of... :eek:
     
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