Photography

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  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Yup a 8 inch Meade LX90 with eyepiece mount.
     
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  3. canis

    canis Race Winner Valued Member

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    I have to admit to having bought a fairly idiot proof camera while away (Nikon Coolpix P510). This thing has a 42x optical zoom and can be as manual or automatic as you want (means I get to play with the settings and produce rubbish while the Mrs just has it as automatic and gets the pics right first time). The results from the camera are amazing in most circumstances. The link below has a few of the shots we have taken so far and please remember it has been a very long time since I have used anything but my mobile to take a picture before this....

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  4. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Love the green Lizard shot :thumbsup:
     
  5. canis

    canis Race Winner Valued Member

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    He is good isn't he. We also had a pair of these living under our sun deck, which then became loads of them when the babies came out towards the end of June, though the recluse spider also living out there got a lot of them...

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  6. snowy

    snowy Champion Elect

    The Moon on Saturday:
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  7. Porceliamone

    Porceliamone This cost me a tenner, but so L'Oreal. Contributor

    How the hell did I miss this thread? I may post a few later!
     
  8. Porceliamone

    Porceliamone This cost me a tenner, but so L'Oreal. Contributor

    Is that Amsterdam? It looks like it to me!
     
  9. snowy

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    My garden has gone pretty weird this year, it's like the Twilight Zone:

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  10. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    snowy those are amazing shots. Can I ask what gear and settings you use please?
     
  11. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    snowy I sincerely hope that is not really your garden :o
     
  12. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    snowy those are some seriously big scary beasties!!!

    Seriously, some great shots.
     
  13. snowy

    snowy Champion Elect

    Thanks :)
    For these I used a Canon EOS 550D, Canon EF100mm f/2.8 Macro, Kenko extension tubes, Canon 500D close-up lens, Diffused 580EX II Speedlight.
    But just recently I bought an MP-E 65mm Macro Lens and an MT-24EX Twin Light. :) They have added yet another dimension to my Macro work. ;)

    I'm afraid so Olivier, I am not able to venture far from home at the moment...
    Thank you and the The Pits for taking an interest.
     
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  14. snowy

    snowy Champion Elect

    The new set up does this:
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  15. Porceliamone

    Porceliamone This cost me a tenner, but so L'Oreal. Contributor

    Fantastic shots snowy

    Are you focus stacking at all or do you have a setup that just gets the shots at the right moment? Thinking about it I'm guessing the compositon and shot angle is the key with your work...side on profiles, opposed to shooting 'down' the subject?

    Either way, having such a shallow DOF can be a right pain in the arse with macro work, I'm sure!
     
  16. Speshal

    Speshal World Champion Valued Member

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    Top pics there snowy :)
     
  17. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Excellent pics snowy ... thanks for sharing
     
  18. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    Some of the best close up insect macro shots I've seen.
     
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  19. snowy

    snowy Champion Elect

    Thank you very much Speshal, Olivier and Brogan. :D

    I don't focus stack, I haven't got a decent tripod so I take all my photos hand held with flash. I very rarely photograph dead creatures (which seems to be the norm with focus stacked bugs) as I think photos of critters are more interesting if they are doing something. Even if it is just looking at me as if to say "bugger off you annoying little git! "
     
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  20. snowy

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    I tempted some Honey Bees into the garden the other day:
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  21. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    A ****ing 1 snowy
     

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