Pictures of me Shooting Macros

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I am putting together a photo book and needed some images of myself for the inside of the book. So I had my wife grab the camera and take a few shots of me taking some macro images. I was taking shots of an assassin bug eating what I believe to be a March Fly (look for that posting soon).

This is my primary setup which is the D90, MB-D80, 68mm kenko tube set, Tamron 180mm f3.5, SB-600, and lumiquest LQ-7 softbox.

Me looking for a bug
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This is me and my posture when standing to take macros. Arms tucked in tight and very sturdy stance. Slight rocking motion for focus.
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When possible I try to squat. This makes me like a human "bipod" and is much easier to focus (I even sit when it's not muddy to make myself into a tripod)
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And me, smiling for the camera
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I hope somebody enjoys these because I HATE having my picture taken....HATE IT BAD.
 

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Nice images Nate. Even with the flash I'd be looking at a tripod with your rigg.
 
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You look uncomfortable as Hell in the last one Nate lol

Fine fine images. Kudos to the Wife. I must ask though, why do you use the cord vs. commander mode?
Lol...I am always uncomfortable when I have to pose for the camera. I use the cord because I found the commander mode too unreliable. I found that I had mis-fires due to how close it was more than bright light. I went through a period of constant misflashes and got fed up. Other reason is that I get faster flashes because I don't have to wait for preflashes and signals from the on board.

Nice images Nate. Even with the flash I'd be looking at a tripod with your rigg.
Thank you. I don't think I could ever do a tripod....I just find it too much of a hinderence and it slows me down and limits my angles too much.
 

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