Its nice that we have the warm evenings now and I can go wonder around with my macro lens after work, I had the 2x tc on the 200 f4 micro and I still cropped, pretty small little critters.
Thanks Frank, I have been using the SB-800 on a small aluminum bracket I made that I attache to the tripod foot and I use a SC-29 cord, I also have an Lumiquest Mini Softbox attached and sometimes I have a piece of tin foil attached to the lens hood with an elastic band to give some shadow fill.Flew said:Martin,
You just insist on feeding my inferiority complex. 8)
These are wonderful. :wink:
I've just got to get out my macro set-up, and practice, practice, practice.
What kind of lighting did you use on these?
Hi Pete, thanks for looking, we will be waiting for your bug shots.. :lol:PEPPER PETE said:Hey Martin, great shots. I've gotta start getting some bug shots while spring is here and before the birds get to them for lunch.
Hi Gordon, thanks for commenting, the Aphids are great for attractiong all kinds of insects that feed on them, my weeping birch tree has lots of them, it doesn't take long and the Ladybugs move in and start laying eggs on the leaves, the Ladybug larva are pretty cool looking hopefully I will get a picture of them this year.greyflash said:Those aphid guys are bad dudes on your plants. Now of course I will take all the lady bugs I can get. Well done.
Thanks Bryan, its tricky getting the detail with the 2x teleconverter and such small creatures, especially handheld, but it works out sometimes.PhotoDawg said:WHOA Martin!! The detail in your shots just blow me away!! Nice goin'!!!
Thanks Crystall, the long macros lenses seem to be the way to go the extra working distance makes it so much easier but the weight can be tiring.CrystallP said:Martin,
Your 200mm micro is sweet! I thought I had it all when I purchased the 60mm micro, but I had to get too close to the local bumble bees residing in my ivy bushes. I have the 180mm Tamron macro, but it just doesn't compare to yours. I look forward to more images. Congratulations.