September 16, 2014, 07:49:39 PM

Author Topic: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs  (Read 5548 times)

Ant_Pap_Cy

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« on: July 23, 2013, 10:53:46 AM »
A bit of "harmless" fun !!! Just started playing with reverse mounting my lens for extreme macro's ! Any constructive feedback would be much appreciated ! Details on my set up are on the site. Also i must say that the pictures where not tempered too much with in post.
Hope you enjoy:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonispapavasiliou/sets/72157634714073345/


p.s. harmless is in quotation marks as i was using a 35mm zeiss reversed ... maybe not a good idea exposing the rear element of that lens.  ::)

canon rumors FORUM

Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« on: July 23, 2013, 10:53:46 AM »

AcutancePhotography

  • 5D Mark III
  • ******
  • Posts: 675
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 11:53:37 AM »
Nice shots.  How were you able to get so close without spooking the bugs?  Wish I could do that.
I shoot with a Camera Obscura with an optical device attached that refracts and transmits light

Ant_Pap_Cy

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 02:57:17 PM »
Nice shots.  How were you able to get so close without spooking the bugs?  Wish I could do that.
Many thanks  ;D Lots of patience, be ready to get dirty and move like a slug ! You need to make sure you do not make any sudden movements while you are trying to approach your subject. Another thing that i found out is that you need to try and keep the sun in such an angle that your body will not cast a shadow on top of the insects while you are trying to approach them as that tends to scare them off. Also, if you've managed to approach them and when you are about to snap the photo, if they fly away, keep still for a sec and again without any sudden movements just take a pick to see where it's gone. They sometimes tent to return to the same position or near by.
When ready, snap as many photos as you can as they are tricky sometimes with their movements. Out of 10 you may have a usable photo :)
Oh, and if you'd like to try it out, start with flies, they are the easiest to get still long enough.
Also, choose your times of the day. For example i am now planning to get some butterflies in but the best time is in the morning. Reason being, butterflies are cold blooded and they need the sun's warmth before they are able to fly around. So during the morning they tend to sit around with their wings open gathering warmth. Be patient and you can do it :)

wsgroves

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 141
    • View Profile
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 05:42:24 PM »
Nice work Ant. Macro stuff is rough as I just started today and have a boat ton to learn let me tell you.
I need to get a flash as well it seems. Shooting at fstop needed on my 7D isnt cutting it noise wise haha.

Scott
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

Drizzt321

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1668
    • View Profile
    • Aaron Baff Photography
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 06:07:07 PM »
Oh, I thought you were going to talk about the other kind of bugs. The ones talked about in this example. I need to get out and shoot more photos instead of working on code!

More on topic, wow, great work. I just plain don't have the patience for that right now.
5D mark 2, 5D mark 3, EF 17-40mm f/4L,  EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 135mm f/2L, EF 85mm f/1.8
Film Cameras: Mamiya RB67, RB-50, RB-180-C, RB-90-C, RB-50, Perkeo I folder, Mamiya Six Folder (Pre-WWII model)
http://www.aaronbaff.com

Mr Bean

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 374
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 06:44:20 PM »
A bit of "harmless" fun !!! Just started playing with reverse mounting my lens for extreme macro's ! Any constructive feedback would be much appreciated ! Details on my set up are on the site. Also i must say that the pictures where not tempered too much with in post.
Hope you enjoy:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonispapavasiliou/sets/72157634714073345/
Nice pic's. You have me thinking about trying something similar this weekend :)

I have been experimenting with off camera flash on the 5D3 recently, and it works well with the macro lens.
5D mk3 with grip, 300 f4 L, 100 IS Macro L, 50 f1.4, 50 f1.8, 40 f2.8 pancake, 35 f2, 1.4x TC III, Zeiss 15mm f2.8, 24 f1.4 L
580EX II, MT-24EX Macro Flash
EF 12mm and 25mm II Extension tubes

wsgroves

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 141
    • View Profile
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 08:40:13 PM »
I wish I could get a 5d3. My 7D isnt cutting it in high iso for macro's so far, at least to me.
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 08:40:13 PM »

Ant_Pap_Cy

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 04:17:10 AM »
Nice work Ant. Macro stuff is rough as I just started today and have a boat ton to learn let me tell you.
I need to get a flash as well it seems. Shooting at fstop needed on my 7D isnt cutting it noise wise haha.

Scott
Thanks Scott,
Macro does take a loooot of patience but once you start getting results in you will find out it's one of the greatest rewarding feelings you will ever get! Or at least thats how i felt once i say the eyes of those little monsters  ;D Keep it up and i am looking forward to seeing something from you as well. just so you know i also just started macro  :D
As for a flash gun, check out ebay. Got my EX580 M2 at £200. There's times you can really get a bargain there. And with a flash your 7D will be great for this due to your crop factor ! Hope it all comes along for you mate.

Antonis

Ant_Pap_Cy

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 04:19:49 AM »
Oh, I thought you were going to talk about the other kind of bugs. The ones talked about in this example. I need to get out and shoot more photos instead of working on code!

More on topic, wow, great work. I just plain don't have the patience for that right now.
Many thanks mate. Well, if i was dealing with the bugs you are dealing with i would have the time or patience to deal with this little monsters either ! Maybe one day  ;D Or just do what i do, ignore the gf for a couple of hours and then hope she doesnt whine too much about after that  :P

Ant_Pap_Cy

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 04:24:27 AM »
A bit of "harmless" fun !!! Just started playing with reverse mounting my lens for extreme macro's ! Any constructive feedback would be much appreciated ! Details on my set up are on the site. Also i must say that the pictures where not tempered too much with in post.
Hope you enjoy:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonispapavasiliou/sets/72157634714073345/
Nice pic's. You have me thinking about trying something similar this weekend :)

I have been experimenting with off camera flash on the 5D3 recently, and it works well with the macro lens.

Thanks Mr Bean  ;D
Have fun getting them little rascals ! By the way, i was shooting with the flash on the camera so i looking forward to seeing your with off camera. You might find though that it's hard to hold the 5D long enough to focus. But still looking forward to hearing back from you on how you did   :D And push that ISO as this camera is handling it soooo good !

Ant_Pap_Cy

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 04:30:13 AM »
I wish I could get a 5d3. My 7D isnt cutting it in high iso for macro's so far, at least to me.
Hey mate, sure the 5Dm3 is amazing at high ISO's but try with the 7D and a flash gun(or even 2). You'd be surprised what you can get out of well balanced rig :) Hope you get some photos soon  :)

wsgroves

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 141
    • View Profile
    • Muddy Creek Studios
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 10:00:55 AM »
I may have to get one of those ring flash things at some point as I dont have an external flash for my 7d ATM.

Scott
1D Mark II, 5D3, 7D
Please check out my site.
http://muddycreekstudios.4ormat.com/

Ant_Pap_Cy

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 12:01:22 PM »
I may have to get one of those ring flash things at some point as I dont have an external flash for my 7d ATM.

Scott
Sounds like a plan ! Though external flash light will be a more robust option as a ring flash only mounts on specific lenses ex. Your macro ! Whatever you choose though i can't wait to see some results! As for you first fly, it looks great :D

Ant

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 12:01:22 PM »

Dick

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 123
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 12:14:51 PM »
Nice pictures!

This is the type of photography I spend most time on. I have recently started to get annoyed by flashes in macro photography. No matter what kind of a flash you use, it ruins the picture in some way. Rectangular flashes cause annoying rectangular light areas on the eyes of flies for example. With jumping spiders you end up seeing a reflection of your complete flash gear.

The focus is not spot on on all of your pictures. Example:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonispapavasiliou/9328537496/#in/set-72157634714073345/lightbox/

Here you see that the focus is behind the head/eyes on the hairs on the fly's back. The flash problem I mentioned is also visible on the eyes. To get the focus right, you just have to take multiple shots and hope for the best. There is also dust on your sensor. The spots show up on macro shots easily, but you can also remove them in PP without too much work.

:) I rarely see perfect macro shots and I'd say I have taken none myself. There is always something that can be done better.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 12:24:30 PM by Dick »
EOS 5D Mark III + 8-15L + some boring L lenses + a 35mm Sigma...

rpt

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2172
  • Could not wait for 7D2 so I got the 5D3
    • View Profile
Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 01:17:42 PM »
Oh, I thought you were going to talk about the other kind of bugs. The ones talked about in this example. I need to get out and shoot more photos instead of working on code!

More on topic, wow, great work. I just plain don't have the patience for that right now.
I know what you mean! :) I loved the link. Will share it with folks at office tomorrow just to make them squirm ;)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 01:17:42 PM »