reversed lens pics

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by mdsign, May 7, 2007.

  1. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    Like to show some work from this season with a reversed 24mm lens.

    minimug.

    zebrajumper.

    blauwelantaarn.

    hotlips.

    lolly.

    DSC_0776.

    youarethenextone.

    wantsje.

    stouteheersbeestjes.

    cheers, Mark
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    That spider just jumped on my desk...:>))))
    Super shots
     
  3. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    Thanks and forgott one.

    DSC_0739a.

    cheers, Mark
     
  4. Incredible shots.
     
  5. Beautiful work, the detail is fantastic. I always wonder how you get insects/spiders to hold still while you take their picture?
     
  6. Wow!!! Outstanding shots!!!
     
  7. Giles

    Giles

    39
    Nov 12, 2005
    England
    These are just awesome - the clarity of detail is fantastic. Are these just lit by on camera flash - you seem to have some kind of diffuser reflected in the spiders' eyes? Was this with the lens reversed directly onto the camera or did you need any kind of extension tube type devices to get the magnification?
     
  8. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    I don't. They sometimes sit still for a brief moment. I have to chase them too.

    cheers, Mark
     
  9. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    Simply wonderful, Mark! I really enjoyed looking at these. Like Giles, I'm interested in your set-up. BTW, did you use a tripod, or did the use of the flash allow for hand held shooting? Thanks!
     
  10. impressive macros!
     
  11. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    Thanks!

    Yes pop-up flash and a homemade diffuser (Simple plastic was used)
    And yes the lens was mounted only with br-2A adapter
    the magnification is about 2,5:1

    cheers, Mark
     
  12. Wonderful work, Mark!
     
  13. Awesome images. I am afraid I will have nightmares after viewing those spiders! Yikes!!
     
  14. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    Thanks a lot all...

    for your kind comments.

    cheers, Mark
     
  15. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    I use the pop-up flash for these with shutterspeeds between 1/125 and 1/500s Never use tripod with my macro shots. Only knees and elbows. ;)

    cheers, Mark
     
  16. It's not so easy to handle reversed lenses. Your shots are very, very good!

    Cheers
     
  17. BTW - the fly in #1 is definitely not a Dolichopodidae (referring to your DPR post :smile: ). I will try to find out and let you know.

    Cheers
     
  18. I'll another WOW!

    Don
     
  19. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    thanks!

    and I realy like to know where you are looking. Internet? or a book?

    thanks a lot.

    cheers, Mark
     
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