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Macro photography - introduction

Bogdanzagan
New article posted: Macro photography - introduction
Photography I use Nikon 105mm F2.8G, Nikon 35mm F1.8G, Nikon crop body...
Posted: 09/27/2012, 02:03:09 AM
Hamik
Hi, I like your blog about macro photography. You have nice images also. I like take some macro shot as you. Could I ask you, how did you take a macro shot with ant on the photo above ? Ants are very lively .. :)
II, AF-S Nikkor 35mm f1.8, Nikkor AF D Micro 60mm f2.8, Flash SB-700,...
Posted: 09/27/2012, 03:59:15 AM
Bogdanzagan
Thank you for your question. The ant was eating from a fallen plum, hence I had the time to take a few shots.

In the following posts I will give tips and tips about when and how to shoot nervous critters.
Photography I use Nikon 105mm F2.8G, Nikon 35mm F1.8G, Nikon crop body...
Posted: 09/27/2012, 04:17:23 AM
Inyrdreams
thank you for the information~! I am also shooting with the nikon 5100... but seem to have a lot of trouble with NOISE. do you have this issue with this camera too?
Nikon D70 and nikon 5100
Posted: 09/27/2012, 09:00:36 AM
Bogdanzagan
No, not at all, I find the sensor of D5100 incredible! Previously I had an Olympus E420 and the photos were usable only until ISO800. Now I have photos with ISO 3200 that are accepted here on DT. Try to explore more the settings and try to use programs like PS that are very good at removing the noise.

I shoot only RAW and that gives me more liberty in post processing. I admit that I post process the images with Photoshop.

For action photos (I like to take photographs of dancing taguerros) I use AUTO ISO (100-3200), M mode with F2.4 and s between 40 and 60.

For macro i generally use ISO 100, M mode, F18, s 160 and two wireless flashes that are mounted in fron of my lens, next to the subject. I need the flashes because I use also two Kenko extension tubes of 68mm each for better magnification ratio (3:1).
Photography I use Nikon 105mm F2.8G, Nikon 35mm F1.8G, Nikon crop body...
Posted: 09/27/2012, 09:14:11 AM
Egomezta
Thanks for sharing this, great blog, great images.
and equipment: - Nikkor 70-300 mm - Nikkor 18-105 mm...
Posted: 09/27/2012, 17:25:49 PM
Chanevy
Great images . It's always nice to learn an alternative to buying more expensive equipment.
EF 50 prime f1.8 Sigma EX 17-35 Sigma EX 10 prime ...
Posted: 09/27/2012, 23:07:02 PM
Hanbaoluan
Very beautiful pictures and shooting skills. The ant is very active, you are how to set the ants fixed during filming, stay in your photos. Whether you can share detailed filming?
Olympus E-3, lens 12-60, 50-200, 50 / F2.
Posted: 09/29/2012, 07:29:45 AM
Egonzitter
Very nice subject and explanation.I own a macro 2.8 lens and a ringflash but never took such stunning images as you did. ! I am looking forward to your next blog !
Sony alpha-a700 Nikon d800
Posted: 09/29/2012, 17:03:25 PM
Bogdanzagan
About the filming Hanbaoluan... no, I can't because it was evening, poor lightning and I used the flashes for the picture. I took a couple of hundred of photographs that time and only 5 were very good.
I generally take photos of living insects in the evening when they are less active. I don't have the lightning equipment in order to film them.
About the ringflash Egonzitter ... I will not use it anymore, makes the image look flat, with no details. Try research the two flash system instead, this gives more volume to your photos.
Photography I use Nikon 105mm F2.8G, Nikon 35mm F1.8G, Nikon crop body...
Posted: 09/30/2012, 02:36:23 AM