Night Macro Photography II


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USM

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Once again, while everybody was sleeping, I went into the forest at night with a few Bros to take macro photos.

After trying out the EF 50mm f1.4 lens to shoot macro, I decided to try another lens which is the EF 85mm f1.8 lens to shoot macro. EF 85mm f1.8 is a well known lens for taking portraits. But I'm using it for macro, that sounds interesting, isn't it?

All photos below were taken by EF 85mm f1.8 + close up filter.







3 different species of spiders.

To my surprise, a small toad appeared. Quite an ugly fellow.



 

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Hello USM,

Fantastic series of well taken shots.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Must be challenging looking for spiders in the nite!:)

Warmest Regards!
 

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Good results there USM! :) Sharp n nice esp. the spider shots. :thumbsup: Which close-up filter did u use btw, and what was the MFD? TIA!
 

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USM, no snakes and bird last night har? You broke the record as the only know person here to shoot wild bird using a 50mm lens close up.

Last night series is good. so yr test on the closeup filters is good, well worth the $$$. you stake both?
 

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Hello USM,

Fantastic series of well taken shots.

Must be challenging looking for spiders in the nite!:)

Warmest Regards!
Thanks Bro. :)


Good results there USM! :) Sharp n nice esp. the spider shots. :thumbsup: Which close-up filter did u use btw, and what was the MFD? TIA!
I was using the Canon + Hoya close-up filter. MFD is very close, approximately less than 6cm. Therefore, you can't use this setup to shoot dangerous insects such as centipdes, etc.

USM, no snakes and bird last night har? You broke the record as the only know person here to shoot wild bird using a 50mm lens close up.

Last night series is good. so yr test on the closeup filters is good, well worth the $$$. you stake both?
Yes, I did not manage to find any bird, gaint centipde and snake yesterday night. :(

In fact, the EF 85mm f1.8 performs much better than the EF 50mm f1.4 lens.

Shoot wild bird with 50mm lens?
Yes, I was shooting the elusive short tailed warbler by using the EF 50mm f1.4.
 

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Top one looks like a two striped telamonia (female),

Then a Wide jawed Viciria, female and then the male.

Would like to ask where are possible places to go for night macros?
 

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Another excellent night macro shots. Very well taken.:thumbsup:
 

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Agree, very nice shots!
 

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Top one looks like a two striped telamonia (female),

Then a Wide jawed Viciria, female and then the male.

Would like to ask where are possible places to go for night macros?
Thanks for the names.

So far, Lower Pierce is our usual playground.

Nice shots you've got there! :thumbsup:
Thank you.

Another excellent night macro shots. Very well taken.:thumbsup:
Thank you.

Agree, very nice shots!
Thank you.
 

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the spideys have beutiful eyes..
 

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