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    Default Question on macro photography

    I'm just wondering if we get close enough and the flash is powerful enough, does the subject esp like insects or plastic like Cerafin (not sure about spelling) do they get "toasted"?
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    Default Re: Question on macro photography

    no they don't

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    Nope...

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    No no no... u worried too much....
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    Didn't want to melt anything ha....Thanks everyone!
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    Just bring along butter & jam............................hehe
    Take the shot!

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    And what about the flashes? Won't it scare the insects off? Especially those that come out only at night? Have wondered how you guys take so many nice macro shots of insects....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellshox View Post
    And what about the flashes? Won't it scare the insects off? Especially those that come out only at night? Have wondered how you guys take so many nice macro shots of insects....
    They have no problems with flash
    Take the shot!

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    Cool! Cos my cat blinks when i shoot him using flash, haha....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellshox View Post
    And what about the flashes? Won't it scare the insects off? Especially those that come out only at night? Have wondered how you guys take so many nice macro shots of insects....
    Not sure about flashes, but the shutter flip flap sound does scare some of the small insects eg. flies.

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    there was once that I fired a flash, full powered, no diffuser, just a few cm away from the dragonfly. I was wondering if i'll somehow blind it LOL.

    I mean, its soooo close and a flashgun at full power is no joke.

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    Might have flew off blinded n crashed into a tree....

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    Not w/ the modern flash that we are using, haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellshox View Post
    Cool! Cos my cat blinks when i shoot him using flash, haha....
    You may want to bounce your flash off a ceiling or wall while shooting your cat as direct flash is not recommended for pet shooting. For macros on insects, only some will react to flash, i.e. butterfly, long legged fly. The rest are generally fine.

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    That's a good idea, but sometimes i use a PnS to shoot my pet, heh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellshox View Post
    That's a good idea, but sometimes i use a PnS to shoot my pet, heh....
    I see. If you use PnS, try to diffuse the light by using tissue paper, if possible.

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    Sounds like a good idea, never thought of that! Will try it out next time, thanks!

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