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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:22 pm 
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This last one was just lying in the sun. I called the image...

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Shot with Sigma 10-20mm at 20mm, f/11, 1/30 sec, ISO 200, -1EV, not much post-processing

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The back-lit gills would make a nice macro. Wrote it down as an idea for next year's fungi photography.


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"would make a nice macro".
Yeah I know! But the Sigma 10-20 was all I had with me :(

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:25 pm 
These two are from the first outing with the 450D

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Ernie what lighting setup do you use for your shots? external flash balanced with natural light?
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Techuser wrote:
What light setup do you use for your shots? external flash balanced with natural light?

Ola,
for sunny days I bring a Lastolite Diffuser, a California Sunbounce Micro Mini reflector (silver/white) and one SB-900 flash unit with either a remote trigger or a TTL cord.
The setup then depends on the ambient light. Harsh sunlight usually gets diffused, since it's ugly and it introduces too much contrast. Often I bring in some nice light from the reflector and that's enough. Else I either mount the flash unit on the reflector using an extension arm or I build a simple two-light setup with the flash as main light and the reflector as fill.

What's most important to me is the background. Soft green bokeh from leaves or grass usually does the job. I meter -1/3 EV on the background by the way, so it doesn't get underexposed. The flash usually is at 1/128th to 1/64th of it's output power and diffused in most cases. I am not a huge fan of flash, but sometimes it necessary to bring in more light.

On cloudy days things get much easier. The soft ambient light and a reflector is pretty much all that's needed. Else I boost the light with the flash.

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[...] careful posting the original resolution files, might get stolen [...]

Every picture posted by me is public domain. It is supposed to get stolen. I believe in free content.


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Not the best shot of a mushroom, but I kind of like it :)

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Citruspers, you shot this with the Siggy 70-200 with or without cropping?

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It's with the sigma, not cropped in any way. 1/200 and F/2.8 so not the maximum sharpness (camera shake and wide open), but it doesn't bother me. Here's the full size if you want: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs51/f/2009/ ... uspers.jpg

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:30 pm 
Citruspers thats close for a tele lens!
Ernie thanks for the explanation, those diffusers are a big setup :shock: I go light with a external flash and bounce card as diffuser

Shot these this weekend, with the S5 IS
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with the 450D

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Very nice ones, Techuser.
I love esp. #1.
#2 has too much flash-shadow for my liking.

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Weather was very changable while I was out today.

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The sun came out after a rain shower.

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These appear to curl upwards as they die.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:23 am 
First one of yours looks great popo

Thomas thanks for the input
I have another one of that fungus with a better lighting, but I didnt liked the vertical composition

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and a making of shot by a friend who was also shooting it hehe
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Found these while out today...

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Big cluster on this tree, but I couldn't find a close up shot I like of it. Have the whole lot:

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And a different cluster:

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Which lens did you use on the first one, popo?
The contra-light on the left makes a nice blooming effect.
Or did you use post-processing to achieve this?
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