Great review Dustin. As an owner of one of these beauties, they can also make for interesting portraits.
5D3 @ 1/25 f3.5 and real close
5D3 @ 1/25 f3.5 and real close
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Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2Nice one jrista
I don't get to do comets often. They aren't in the sky that much, and even when they are, they are often low to the horizon during sunrise. Terry Lovejoy, comet-finder extraordinaire, discovered another comet in August 2014. It finally drifted into the northern horizon skies on December 24th, and I've been wanting to get some comet photons ever since. Finally got a chance last night:
In my haste to get some data before the moon came up, I ended up underexposing my subs. That resulted in the heavy banding of the 5D III showing through. I managed to eliminate most of it, but some is still visible in the coma. This was my first tracked comet image, and I managed to get some detail on the tail, which I'm fairly happy about. Hoping I get another opportunity to image this again, and get some better data.
Yes, a good suggestion, this gives better detail of the craters, as they cast a shadow.
Good input! I did NOT turn IS off, even though I know better. I'll try again tonight with what remains of the full moon.
I'm not an astro-shooter, either, but not having a full moon might actually help your quest for sharpness and detail. You won't get a perfectly round moon, but you'll get shadows on the craters near the waning edge that will increase the contrast of the details. Just a thought...
Evaluative with exposure compensation unless I'm shooting people or high DR photos. Then I use spot most often. Sometimes I ignore metering altogether and just use M mode and the histogram until I'm happyThis. If the scene looks fairly well balanced, then I just shoot with what the camera says (+ a 1/3 ETTR - which is my default). If the scene looks tricky, then I usually have an idea in my head of what exposure compensation to use and adjust accordingly, checking the histogram after the first shot. I flip between evaluative and spot metering, depending on the situation.
Thanks Maximilian. The details are: ISO400 2.5 seconds @ f11. I used the Macro twin flash and the distance was probably around 100mm (it was pretty much the minimum focus distance of the 100mm lens plus 25mm extension tube).Drop of life.Great shot!
I did use the 25mm extension ring, with the 100mm macro. It gave me a little more magnification, which I needed for a drop of water
The refraction in the water drop makes it really cool.
In addition please also share the exposure data, esp. f-stop and distance. Thanks in advance.
Thanks GraFax. I didn't see (or hear) the male. A more colourful bird, compared to the female.Golden Whistler, female. Went to photograph a Pardalote or two, came back with a Golden Whistler. The Pardalotes had disappeared. Next time
Whistlers have a rather large, blocky head for their size, and a large eye. The scientific name for the genus, Pachycephala, means thick-head.
Nice photo. If I remember correctly the male Golden Whistlers are very lively singers. I had to google the Pardalotes. I don't recall seeing those.
That is pretty awesome. I've tried that with dragonflies before so I can only imagine something smaller.
Fantastic Capture! Well done.
My 100L is always in my backpack bag. This is insanely good and sharp