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jimh

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bugs and light
« on: August 01, 2020, 09:38:36 pm »

Looking for a new spin on insect photography, I decided what I really like is the intense color and light that often surrounds them.  Now I'm trying to do more of this.

https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2020/07/31/the-bugs-world/

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 01:35:19 pm »

Nice. It works well.
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 06:41:19 pm »

I just noticed that if I view this forum on my phone, my image doesn't show up.  I get the paper clip, but it does nothing.

Does LL just not work on mobile? Seems like that's a bit of a problem.

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 07:27:44 pm »

fine image! like the high key.
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 07:48:47 pm »

I just noticed that if I view this forum on my phone, my image doesn't show up.  I get the paper clip, but it does nothing.

You need to be logged into the forum to see an uploaded image.

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 09:09:20 pm »

You need to be logged into the forum to see an uploaded image.
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Ok I get it.  Seem a bit odd though...

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 04:51:47 am »

 like it very much… Good colors too!
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 09:22:37 pm »

I like it, too. Nicely done.
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 11:21:03 am »

Nicely done.
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 08:32:14 pm »

Seem a bit odd though...

Yes.  Poor design.  Especially since read-access to the forum is open to everyone―including those who don't have an account.

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 11:28:17 am »

Due to the the smashing response to my original post, I've written another blog post including my [cough] brilliant insights and amazing tips for shooting insects:

https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2020/08/04/insect-photography-go-manual


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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 12:21:33 pm »

Due to the the smashing response to my original post, I've written another blog post including my [cough] brilliant insights and amazing tips for shooting insects:

https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2020/08/04/insect-photography-go-manual

Nice post, Jim: thanks!

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2020, 11:37:39 pm »

Hey, jimh, I visited your site and read through your thoughts on macro photography.  Nice images and good advice. 

The only thing I would modify is your advice on using manual focus when doing macro.  Where I live it's quite windy making manual focus
a "hit and miss" game.  Obviously, if you have a way to lock down your subject then manual focus is the way to go.  However, when its windy
I have found that using continuous spot auto focusing returns a higher rate of sharp images.  I am using a Nikon 850 camera and Nikon's 200mm micro lens
when doing my macro work.  The lens is a bit dated and I would bet one of Nikon's newer macro lens would do even a better job using autofocus.

Mark
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2020, 05:14:43 pm »

Hey, jimh, I visited your site and read through your thoughts on macro photography.  Nice images and good advice. 

The only thing I would modify is your advice on using manual focus when doing macro.  Where I live it's quite windy making manual focus
a "hit and miss" game.  Obviously, if you have a way to lock down your subject then manual focus is the way to go.  However, when its windy
I have found that using continuous spot auto focusing returns a higher rate of sharp images.  I am using a Nikon 850 camera and Nikon's 200mm micro lens
when doing my macro work.  The lens is a bit dated and I would bet one of Nikon's newer macro lens would do even a better job using autofocus.

Mark

Mark, sorry, I've been away from this forum and am just reading this now.   Manual focus is just "what's worked for me lately" and I'l certainly try new things.  I think I said this in my blog, but the big problem for me is that AF can't pick out the eye of an insect, and I really need that to be in sharp focus.   If the insect is on a plant that's waving around in the wind, nothing is going to work.  I lean more towards trying to stabilize the plant with a pole or stake of some sort.
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