Recce for Night macro outing.


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airforce1

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Recce night shoot for the coming outing at Tang shooters thread. Night macro shoot using torch light to look for subjects and macro lense 105mm vr with flash fill in. All shots taken at Iso 100, 1/60 secs at F16 ,Manual mode with flash set at rear sycn. Images was post process with slight level increase and usm. Your kind critiq as this is my first time night macro shoot.

Sex in the night.


Long horn beetles


Changing skin


lynx spider
 

mapper48

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Hi Guys

Below are some of my take on tonight outings. Your C & C appreciated for my first macro experience. Thank you in advance.

#1 Beatles' Night



#2 Grasshopper



#3 Beatles' Sex



#4 Hopper



#5 Spider



Hear from you guys soon
 

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Eh bro... not bad.. very sharp... Think we need to work on the control of the harsh lightings.. diffuser time!! Man.. am impress with the details on #3... and #4 I still find it very very mood, but a bit clearer on the eyes will be greato. Okie.. battery flat now.. time to hit bed!
 

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Nice, sharp and clean macros bro. One complaint only which falconite brought up is the flash. Diffuser required or u can use sprintist DIY bounce card to bounce the flash :thumbsup:
 

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Nice, sharp and clean macros bro. One complaint only which falconite brought up is the flash. Diffuser required or u can use sprintist DIY bounce card to bounce the flash :thumbsup:
Eh bro... not bad.. very sharp... Think we need to work on the control of the harsh lightings.. diffuser time!! Man.. am impress with the details on #3... and #4 I still find it very very mood, but a bit clearer on the eyes will be greato. Okie.. battery flat now.. time to hit bed!
Thanks bro, noted.

Airforce1 also advised on the use too. Actually did use tissue to soften the lights, but the image came out very dark on my lcd so I thought it was not giving enough lights, but I will try and modify a reflector card on top of the diffuser which I am using, but I am pointing the flash directly at the subject. With the reflector card, I can bounce it up as suggested by Airforce1 and Falconite.

Will try approach again next week with you all.

Happy to learn more so C&C welcome as this is my first experience with macro lens.

Thanks
 

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Mapper and Falcon Marco shot are so :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: that I now think I may go for a MARCO LEN ALSO!!! XD


Good shot though the light is abit harsh. Falcon can cheat abit by blur the object. I know you good in photoshop. Hehe... =X


Nice nice!!!

I like Sex in the night and Lynx spider from Mapper

I think the only photo I dun like is the roaches.....They make me jump....lol.
 

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Mapper and Falcon Marco shot are so :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: that I now think I may go for a MARCO LEN ALSO!!! XD


Good shot though the light is abit harsh. Falcon can cheat abit by blur the object. I know you good in photoshop. Hehe... =X


Nice nice!!!

I like Sex in the night and Lynx spider from Mapper

I think the only photo I dun like is the roaches.....They make me jump....lol.
Haa... no deliberate blur.. haaaa.. made a mistake of shooting at F11 and miss the nice depth. No one to blame but me really.. so am surely back there with the proper set-up next round... U better be there !! Haaa!!
 

ahtiow

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Managed to pester airforce1 to bring me to reccee the place on Friday night since I may not be able to join the outing next week. Here's my share of the shots from Friday night. C & C's NEEDED!! :;)


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Cheers,
ahtiow
 

airforce1

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Well done everyone. Hope we have nice weather this saturday.
 

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nice...
there was monkey Pxxx, then doggy Pxxx...now we have Insect Pxxx.. :bsmilie:
 

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nice...
there was monkey Pxxx, then doggy Pxxx...now we have Insect Pxxx.. :bsmilie:
Wahaaa... and i thought its called Mxxx.... anyway Madam.... you are the general this coming saturday... Dun bring us to places with night monkey in Mxxx business one okie?
 

airforce1

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Night Macro. This is how I do it.
Iso 100.
F16 @1/60 secs ( Fix exposure so no need to meddle anymore )
Centre weighted metering.
Flash 45 degrees bounce with tissue papers inside the diffuser.
Try to have background of green leaves. Cut out the night/dark background.
Watchout the eyes, Eye must be the focal point.
Trust your exposure and skills.

What else must do/modify to get good pictures.

1. Buy a cupboard led light ($8.00) and stick on the flash. so can have constant light to focus.
2. Use of paper as bounced card.
3. Come closer so that your flash illuminations is at the brightest on the subject.
4. Watch out harsh lighting and shadows.
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What else must do/modify to get good pictures.

1. Buy a cupboard led light ($8.00) and stick on the flash. so can have constant light to focus.
2. Use of paper as bounced card.
3. Come closer so that your flash illuminations is at the brightest on the subject.
4. Watch out harsh lighting and shadows.
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5. Wear jeans and coverall shoes - kneeling, crawling etc might be required and you don't want to step on some antshole with just your flip flop (I learnt it the hard way:embrass:)
 

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Wahaaa... and i thought its called Mxxx.... anyway Madam.... you are the general this coming saturday... Dun bring us to places with night monkey in Mxxx business one okie?
:bsmilie: okie..

btw, did i ever tell u guys that i always lose my way/direction...:lovegrin:
 

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