Simple Macro Setup.... Good Results


chvictor

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Went to NTU for a late evening shoot. Caught quite a variety of insects there. Lasted until about 8.30pm. Wow, I didn't know I did night macro shoot there as well. Luckily brought a torch light with me. Use simple setup - pop-up flash and a diffuser. Thanks for viewing. My next post will show you what I caught in the dark.

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Numnumball

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Nice captures bro.. but find it quite grainy.. did u crop alot?:) #1 is a gd find
 

chvictor

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Nice captures bro.. but find it quite grainy.. did u crop alot?:) #1 is a gd find
Thanks! Bryan. Did crop but original subjects are big. Perhaps due to a little sharpening.
 

GRyder

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Good lighting, exposure control. Nice catch #1 #2 #3.
#1 is an interesting ant or beetle?
 

chvictor

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Good lighting, exposure control. Nice catch #1 #2 #3.
#1 is an interesting ant or beetle?
Thanks! Lance. Perhaps belongs to ant family. Anyone knows its ID?
 

fishpc

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Nice shots. How did you do it? How do you know where to look for the insects. What preparatory work did you do? Thanks. Just want to learn from you.
 

madmartian

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Nice shots! :) Good control of the lighting ;)
 

melvynyeo

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For pop up flash, the lighting is amazing! :thumbsup:

#1 is an Earwig :)
 

1912123

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a very good series, I like the shadowless effect. :thumbsup:
 

chvictor

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Nice shots. How did you do it? How do you know where to look for the insects. What preparatory work did you do? Thanks. Just want to learn from you.
For a start, definitely you need a macro len. Join some experience groups for outdoor shoot. See what they equip and learn from them. Try pop-up flash and get a circular white diffuser and attach to the far end of the lens. You can try neighbourhood garden first. A good place is SBG. You will definitely know where to find insects.
Nice shots! :) Good control of the lighting ;)
Thanks MM.
Great set...light looks good.
Thanks! Kurt.
Good shot Bro :)
Thanks bro Ben,.
 

chvictor

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Good lighting, exposure control. Nice catch #1 #2 #3.
#1 is an interesting ant or beetle?
Hi Lance. It is an Earwig.
 

JC1808

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Nice series Victor~ :thumbsup: Always love your controlling of exposure, lighting and the shadowless effect~ :)
 

michaelrox

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Very Nice and with just pop up flash, amazing.
 

Lx3ChuA

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This set up was being use by my sifu Stevewhy... Good job bro...
 

Jeddd

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Hi, im just wondering. How do u make the ant so BIG! Even a macro lens with 1:1 magnification cant do that right? Do you guys attach close-up onto a macro lens? Thanks :bsmilie:
 

icefox23

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nice series bro....very detailed...:thumbsup::thumbsup:;)