Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by DRZ, 29 Jul 2006.
Some from this week!
All taken with my Sigma 105mm Macro and 430EX. For some (Definitely the ant shot, not sure about some of the others) I used stacked Kenko extension tubes.
This was physically the most demanding 'shoot' I have ever done - the heat / humidity was almost unbearable and my clothes were wringing wet afterwards!
They look amazing it was worth the trip and the heat. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.
That little turtle thing is ace. The other shots I braved also looked top notch.
Two more I missed from the upload directory last night:
Where did you take them?
Which lens were they taken with? And camera?
They were taken in a place called Butterfly World in Edinburgh.
All the details are in the exif data, but I used a Sigma 105mm Macro, 430EX and a 300D
2nd one for me, because of the colours All ace though
The turtle one is very good, loving his/her expression !!!
Is that sime sensor dust on one of the butterfly pics ?
Yeah, my sensor is getting to the "too dirty to continue" stage (for macro work at least).
It is getting cleaned tomorrow though
The turtle image could do with being cropped, the large empty space on the left side is unnecessary.
I think the ant photo would have looked better from underneath with it's jaws in focus.
Do you do the cleaning yourself? Is it a frequent necessity? Is it costly?
I really like your photos, in my opionion the two you initially left out are the best.
Did you use a tripod, monopod, hand held or a combination?
Great work and the results must be worth the effort!
I tried and it seemed to look unbalanced, so I cropped it that way instead. Maybe I just did it badly - im still learning!
The ant was unfortunately on the bottom of a glass-walled tank thing, impossible to get at it from any other angle really (I was getting funny looks just leaning over the glass!)
Should I be pleased that someone as good at photography as you only had those things to say about them, or a little bit disappointed?
@Belly All of them were handheld! Cleaning isnt something you really have to do often and only costs a few quid to buy the stuff to do it. I am meeting up with a few of the people on here tomorrow in Liverpool and Lostkat kindly offered to do it for me / show me as I have never done it before - having owned the camera for about a year.
Very nice work mate. Love the first two.
Any criticism aimed at improving one's performace is praise in itself! Of course the real lessons learned in life are the ones in which you made mistakes to begin with - you always remember those and try to correct them in future. I think lots of members give good critical advice, but some unfortunately belong to the "Mutual Back-Slappers Society" and who would gladly accept such praise?
Real criticism should be aimed at people who do nothing! Don't be disappointed, wear it like a medal!
Thanx for the info on cleaning. I'll try and read up on the subject before buying a DSLR
Amazing shots, the ones that really caught my eye were the first and last ones, they just really seem to have some, well, 'oomph' i suppose.
Wonderful macros there. Love the turtle one, the raggedy butterfly and ant ones the best. Great stuff
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