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 Post subject: Asilidae digestion
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:43 am 
This is a big Robber Fly, asilidae, catched an orange winged ant, is possible to see the digestive enzimes it injected in victim body.

This is a big Robber, the photo is with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 macro at about 1.5 magnification (or less) The flash is the 580 EX II bracket mounted.

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Crop of the above shoot, it's possible to see the enzimes of the Robber turning the inner parts of ant body in liquid form, noticeable by the bubbles, feeding it almost digested.

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The second shoot with the scene of asilidae digestive process, in this one is possible to see the bubles (due to digestive enzimes) inside the bug.
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Crop of the Robber Fly prey it's possible to see the bubles inside the prey due to digestive enzimes.

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man, each of your photos just makes me open my mouth and stare.. never stop to amaze me..

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Amazing detail in these shots.

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Thanks folks


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Very good study.

A technical question regarding lighting:

What is the reason to use a hot shoe style flash in this instance over a ring flash? Are there instances in which a ring flash is not appropriate, or are they both equally useful for the same shots?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:11 pm 
gmazza, with your equipment, how far from your lens are the subjects?
PS. your pictures should be somewhere like National Geographic, they are just absolutely INCREDIBLE!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:57 pm 
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I simply prefer the bracket mounted flash (not in hot shoe but with a cable mounted in a ball head) I think this is easier to diffuse, allow some directionality in light and I want to keep the frontal part of the lens free as is easier to focus in the subject.

My personal choice :wink: There are many ways to light macro shoots.

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tha working distance for this is about 8cm


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