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Butterflies and Dragons

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by tuthill, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Really nice set, I've just got a Sigma 180 and also have D300, so, its nice to see it's capabilities in a good set of hands. Did you use a tripod for these ?
  2. Thanks.

    No, I didn't use a tripod. I find that with the R1C1 I don't need one. When I don't use it I can usually balance the lens on my leg or arm and get sharp shots but not as consistently as with the close up lighting system. I use the tripod sometimes if I'm just shooting stuff in my yard but I hate taking it into the bush. Tried a monopod but just can't get the hang of it plus it always seems to be at the wrong height at the wrong time (ditto for the tripod):-(
  3. Wow, nice detail in the close ups!

    What settings are you using on the R1C1?
  4. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Very nice set. Sharp and colorful.
  5. Thanks.

    I'm using 3 SB-R200 speedlights with one at the top of the ring and one on each side. I've found the lights a little underpowered so I dial in +.7 FC. Other than that everything else is at default settings.
  6. Thanks Torben.
  7. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    The eyes on that second image are fascinating...Nice.
  8. Thanks.

    I find the butterfly eyes to be the most interesting part of them. I'm always amazed at how such a beautiful insect can have such a dog ugly face:) 
  9. amazing captures :)  the details are incredible (makes me want to go get a macro lens)
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