Few macro shots


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Fuhai

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Hi
This is my first try of some macro photos.
D200, 105mm f2.8 SB800 (tilted 45 degree with diffuse cover)

I do not like the reflection occured on the body. Could anyone advise what can I do on improvement? Comments are welcome. Thanks.





 

LowLights

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Good close up shot on the fly.. the bugger lost a limp

The reflection that occurs is sometime inevitable as the surface of most insect is quite/very reflective.. try using a diffuser this would help to reduce reflections.. and also shadows.. as is very visible in the Spider shots.. just my 2 cents

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Fuhai

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Thanks for comment.
I did use diffuser dome which cover on top of SB-800. Just wonder is there any other ways to overcome the reflection?
Here is the same fly from another view angle.

 

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Question :
1) how far away is your diffuser from the flash ?
2) Is that the diffuser reflected from the eye of the fly ?

One way to cut down the reflection is to step down the flash output.. but take care not to underexpose the shot
 

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Its quite hard to avoid the shiny reflections. I usually clone them away.

Pics wise, you generally got the eyes in focus.:thumbsup: Composition wise, try to get lower to their eye level and more parallel to them.

Spider pic seems noisy too.
 

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Lowlights & tchuanye
Thanks for the comment. Will try out more next time.
 

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