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Old 06-17-2009   #1
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A few shots from the garden this morning.


No idea what this two are.



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Lovely series, especially like #1, great colour combination.
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Lovely series, especially like #1, great colour combination.
thank you ,i really liked the color pop in one also.
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Great job David. Have some karma!

Did you use a macro lens or tubes? You used a flash right?
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Great job David. Have some karma!

Did you use a macro lens or tubes? You used a flash right?
Thanks.I used a Nikon 60mm micro lens 1:2.8 no flash just overcast skys and a wide aperture.
Why does it look washed out?
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Thanks.I used a Nikon 60mm micro lens 1:2.8 no flash just overcast skys and a wide aperture.
Why does it look washed out?
Not at all. You did a great job...to my eye. I just got extension tubes and started trying them out. I took this picture http://photocamel.com/forum/macro-cl...e-fly-guy.html
and was told I'd get more detail with flash.
These look good so I thought you must have used flash.
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Not at all. You did a great job...to my eye. I just got extension tubes and started trying them out. I took this picture http://photocamel.com/forum/macro-cl...e-fly-guy.html
and was told I'd get more detail with flash.
These look good so I thought you must have used flash.
I got ya .
What lens are you using and what size tube?
It may be that your equivalent fstop is to narrow to allow enough light without a flash.
Another thing is i now exposure to the right side of the histogram and pull the darks back through levels in raw and have much more realistic prints as a result.
Post up your info,equipment exif data and i will try to give a few tips to working without flashes ,and hopefully more will too.
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Splendid series David, I should try more natural night work.
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Nice ones David, 2nd 2 are obviously small flies - think #2 is a tephritid signal fly and #3 a "grass" fly lonchoptera sp.
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2 and 3 are flies, the hoverfly is great well done


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