Lavender Bee #2

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by viewfinder, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Went out and tried the bee with a differenet approach, and result seems to be better. I used manual exposure of f11 and 1/500s this time, and with the SB-800 (with diffuser attached) instead of built in flash.

    What do you reckon? Comments and feedbacks most welcome.

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    Flash used : Yes (SB-800 diffuser, TTL, -1.0 EV)
    Exposure time : 0.0020 s (1/500)
    Aperture : f/11.0
    Whitebalance : Manual (Cloudy -2)
    Metering Mode : spot

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    Flash used : Yes (SB-800 diffuser, TTL, -1.0 EV)
    Exposure time : 0.0020 s (1/500)
    Aperture : f/11.0
    Whitebalance : Manual (Cloudy -2)
    Metering Mode: spot

    Regards,
    Jonathan
     
  2. i never saw the first, suppose I could go back and do that, but this image is very nicely done. I can not see a thing that I would change.
    Dave
     
  3. Both are very nice.
     
  4. Nice sharp pics! Well done Jonathan!
     
  5. Thanks everyone for your comments. I will admit that I am not a great fan of flash photography, especially for floral type shots, probably because I am not good at it. But I think it is a must for macro of little critters. So I am reasonably happy with these results, I have a lot more to learn though.

    The next thing to try is the reversed lens trick, as mastered by kramp, but I will probably need to replicate Martin's milk bottle contraption for the diffuser, and to find some corporative critters that will pose at close range for me... ;-)

    Regards,
    Jonathan
     
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