View Full Version : Up Close and Personal
12-13-2008, 12:40 PM
Hello all :),
First post here and a small selection of some images from this year. They were taken with Canons MPe-65 x1 to x5 macro lens with Canons MT24ex Twin Flash for lighting and either my 350D or 30D. All were taken handheld. Enjoy.
Small Beetle at x5
Springtail at x5
Dew Drop Refractions
Snipe Fly at x2
12-13-2008, 01:01 PM
Outstanding macros. What camera and lens are you using?
12-13-2008, 03:21 PM
Fantastics shots. Bugs that close up send a shiver up my spine though haha.
12-15-2008, 04:01 AM
12-15-2008, 04:18 AM
I think he was using a Canon 30D...is that what they mean?
These shots are outstanding. The reflection shots are amazing. They are so cool they look fake. Very nice detail and clarity in your photos. Did you do any PP sharpening?
12-15-2008, 10:33 AM
Excellent macro work with such detail, colour & focus.
12-18-2008, 05:54 PM
Amazing - especially at handheld. You obviously have a very steady hand.
12-31-2008, 09:52 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! I love macro photography - and you've just raised the bar... :)
12-31-2008, 09:55 PM
These are awesome what camera did you use and what were the settings,lens etc? They are spectacular
01-01-2009, 09:19 PM
Wow..those are amazing photos. I love the dewdrop refrac.
01-18-2009, 04:41 AM
amazing shots, bugs are creepy that close
01-18-2009, 05:15 AM
I will be using the Dew Drop Refractions for my desktop wallpaper.
01-18-2009, 09:16 AM
Great macro work. Alan
01-18-2009, 04:11 PM
Oh, WOW....how did I miss this entry? This is some awesome Macro work and I can't believe you hand held the camera. Mine would be a blurry mess.
Love them all, especially the reflection.
01-22-2009, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the replys and great comments, i actually forgot i posted this:o s:oo sorry for the late replys.
They were either shot with my 30D or 350D and Canons MPE-65 x1 to x5 Macro Lens and Canons MT24ex Twin Flash.
Due to the DOF limitations of this lens at high magnifications, all the images are focus stacked, which involves taking multiple shots at different points of focus and then combined in PS to give a much larger DOF and a sharper image that would otherwise be possible at smaller F-stops.
The Dew drop refractions are made up on average from between 4 and 8 shots, everything i shoot is handheld as the working distances of this lens are tiny. At x1 you are within 4 inches of the subject and at x5 you are within 1.6 inches. All the insects i shoot are alive and in their natural enviroments.
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