« on: December 15, 2014, 06:12:57 AM »
Callistemon (AKA Bottlebrush). In flower Down Under at the moment.
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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
Nice!Thanks lion rock. I'm a march fly whisperer
Never knew a fly would pose for a pix!
-rMarch Fly in flight.
Thanks.March Fly in flight.Wow! How did you manage to shoot this?