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by twebster
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Red Saddlebags Dragonfly...
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Red Saddlebags Dragonfly...

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2_redsaddlebags_1.jpg Red Saddlebags Dragonfly, Gilbert Water Ranch, Gilbert, Arizona, USA (Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 300mm f 4L IS lens + Canon EF 1.4x tc, ISO 400, 1/250 sec @ f 11, fully lighted by a Canon 550ex electronic flash set to +1 f stop compen...
by twebster
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Josey Pond chasing flies
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Nice dragonfly images, Bill. I like chasing them, too. :) The top dragonfly is a Halloween Pennant, I don't know what the middle one is, but the bottom dragonfly is a female Flame Skimmer. Go get us more! :)
by twebster
Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Battling Sensor Dust.
Replies: 5
Views: 3358

I shoot professionally so I can't spend a whole lot of time spotting out dust in images. By the same token, I can't stop and blow off the sensor every time I change lenses, either. I use Dust-Aid on all my cameras (20D, 30D, and 1D MkII) once a week. Dust-Aid is a tacky strip that literally picks du...
by twebster
Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My new close-up rig...
Replies: 5
Views: 3918

I like things as they are now, Rik. I would not care to go back to the "good ol' days". :) Probably the key piece of equipment in this setup is the small Jobu gimbal head. If you have never used a gimbal head with a telephoto lens you're missing out on a versatile piece of equipment. I can smoothly ...
by twebster
Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My new close-up rig...
Replies: 5
Views: 3918

Hi ya' Rik,

The reason I have it set up this way is so that I can retain autofocus with the 20D camera. If I go lens + tube + teleconverter I lose autofocus.

Best regards, :)
by twebster
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Close-ups with new 300mm lens...
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Close-ups with new 300mm lens...

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2__MG_993101_2.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2__MG_994601_2.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2__MG_995501_2.jpg I set up a new rig for close-up photography based on a 300mm lens. You can view the whole rig HERE . I o...
by twebster
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My new close-up rig...
Replies: 5
Views: 3918

My new close-up rig...

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2_newrig_1.jpg Strictly speaking, this new rig is for close-up images rather than macro images. I only got to test it out for about an hour, yesterday. 1. Canon EF 300mm f 4L IS lens 2. Jobu Jr. gimbal head 3. Velbon El Carmagne 630A tripod 4. Acratech ...
by twebster
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: A change is in the air, my friends!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

A change is in the air, my friends!!

Hi y'all! :) On the 23rd of this month (July for those of you who haven't flipped the pages in your calendars :) ) I am stepping down as an owner and administrator of our online community. It has been a pleasure to have been one of the people to have started our community but it is time for me to mo...
by twebster
Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: 17 consecutive days of rain!
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

OK, everybody east of the Mississippi River, stand up, face the west, and blow real, real hard. We really need the rain in Arizona! Hope you can blow some our way. :)
by twebster
Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hovering dragonflies...
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

nzmacro wrote::shock: :D :D . Just make enough out of it and get down here will ya :wink:

Danny.
I'm working on it, mate :!: :D
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Water Stick (Ranatra Linearis (Heteroptera)) with Prey
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Now that's cool, Sven. I've seen walking sticks but I've never seen water sticks. :D I definitely love the low angle you got, too. :smt023
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hovering dragonflies...
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

You want jealousy M8t, OK, you got it 8) :wink: Brilliant shots and perfect timing Tom. I'm in awe M8t. Superb !!! All the best to the clan from this mob :wink: Danny. No need ot be jealous, mate. :) Spend US$10,000 on a kit and you, too, can photograph hovering dragonflies :!: :shock: :D Seriously...
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hovering dragonflies...
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

Beautiful captures Tom! :smt023 I have a question too. Is your sensor so free of dust (very clean sky) or it is post processing? Or maybe this problem is mainly visible on macros when apreture is stopped far down? Nikola, I try to keep my sensor as clean as possible but I still get dust spots. I cl...
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hovering dragonflies...
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

Ouch, what a nice little macro lens he has :smt046 Killer stuff Tom and look how different the tastes are: I do like the third most for its sweet back lighting! Extremely well captured! :smt023 Question: what focusing mode did use the lens in for that shot: AI Servo, one shot or (my guess) manual f...
by twebster
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hovering dragonflies...
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

Hovering dragonflies...

I think dragonflies are the insect world's equivalent of hummingbirds. :) If I can photograph hovering hummingbirds why not photograph hovering dragonflies? :) http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2_wgliderhover01_1.jpg Wandering Glider Dragonfly. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userp...