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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 01:19:58 PM »
You guys need to post some pics, I want to see some good 1:1's. ;)
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 01:19:58 PM »

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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2012, 03:47:54 AM »
Marv..nice find on those spider chics..I've not seen that before

Here's one I took hand held, no flash, basically slowly walked up to this dragonfly while being careful not to block any light and create an unwanted shadow.  From what I have read it's best to keep the light continuous when photographing insects due to loss of heat.  Every few steps I would take the dragonfly would take off then return to the same location moments later.  This happened several times.  Though this shot was taken with the 100mm 2.8 L macro, I was not in 1x macro mode.


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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2012, 11:44:42 AM »
Marv..nice find on those spider chics..I've not seen that before

Here's one I took hand held, no flash, basically slowly walked up to this dragonfly while being careful not to block any light and create an unwanted shadow.  From what I have read it's best to keep the light continuous when photographing insects due to loss of heat.  Every few steps I would take the dragonfly would take off then return to the same location moments later.  This happened several times.  Though this shot was taken with the 100mm 2.8 L macro, I was not in 1x macro mode.


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Great shot, love the muted exposure and blue offset of the DF. Also great tip on walking closer, then stopping... never tried this before.
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2012, 04:52:14 PM »
Avoiding your shadow on any insect is the key, but even more so with dragonflies. Also, for any animal, it's important to know their behaviour and sometimes physiology. For example, dragonflies tend to have better eyesight forward and above and it's pretty poor from below. This is due to an adaptation based on their hunting technique. Another trick that some advocate, is to slowly moving forward while waving from side to side, it is supposed to mimic a bush waving in the wind.
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2012, 05:56:11 PM »
Avoiding your shadow on any insect is the key, but even more so with dragonflies. Also, for any animal, it's important to know their behaviour and sometimes physiology. For example, dragonflies tend to have better eyesight forward and above and it's pretty poor from below. This is due to an adaptation based on their hunting technique. Another trick that some advocate, is to slowly moving forward while waving from side to side, it is supposed to mimic a bush waving in the wind.
Great information Kernuak, thanks, ... but I was getting a visual of that approach and have seen many a man/woman leaving the local tavern with the same approach, 'moving forward while waving side to side',  and never thought that were chasing dragonflies. HA!
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2012, 01:14:14 PM »
I took these spider images handheld with Canon 5DIII, 100mm f2.8L IS and 580EXII speedlite with ring flash adapter.

I posted more macro spider images on flickr.http://www.flickr.com/photos/64566911@N05/sets/72157631190703782/


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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2012, 04:45:57 PM »
Avoiding your shadow on any insect is the key, but even more so with dragonflies. Also, for any animal, it's important to know their behaviour and sometimes physiology. For example, dragonflies tend to have better eyesight forward and above and it's pretty poor from below. This is due to an adaptation based on their hunting technique. Another trick that some advocate, is to slowly moving forward while waving from side to side, it is supposed to mimic a bush waving in the wind.
Great information Kernuak, thanks, ... but I was getting a visual of that approach and have seen many a man/woman leaving the local tavern with the same approach, 'moving forward while waving side to side',  and never thought that were chasing dragonflies. HA!
Perhaps you should watch more closely next time, to see if they get close to anything, even if they aren't trying to :P.
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2012, 07:07:23 PM »
Briand what kind of apertures have you used on those spiders? the exif on flickr are missing...
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2012, 06:41:43 PM »
When I batched in photoshop with watermark it must of stripped out the exif.
I shot these handheld at f/7, 1/125s, 200 ISO and a few at 400 ISO.

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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2012, 08:46:53 PM »
You guys need to post some pics, I want to see some good 1:1's. ;)
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2012, 10:39:54 AM »
STUNNING insect images photogs!  Wonder how many pixels those BIG eyeballs have?  lol  Someday our image sensors will be of similar shape and quality....maybe.
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2012, 12:05:49 AM »
9 PM, 1.3 sec hand-held


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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2012, 12:43:24 AM »
I do not remember the exact magnification , but very sure they are close to 1:1. And used shallow DOF. Hope you enjoy it...
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2012, 01:26:57 AM »
I do not remember the exact magnification , but very sure they are close to 1:1. And used shallow DOF. Hope you enjoy it...
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Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2012, 01:26:57 AM »