Hoverfly

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Dalantech
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Hoverfly

Post by Dalantech »

I built a new diffuser for the MT-26EX RT macro twin flash and this Hoverfly made for a good field test.

Normally I wouldn't keep a shot like this, or even take it in the first place, because it's too top down. But I think it's a good torture test for the new diffuser set that I built for the macro twin flash and I like the patterns in the wings. It's also pretty much my worse case lighting due to the distance between the diffusers and the critter.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to 1x) + a diffused MT-26EX RT (E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.

ImageFeeding Hoverfly II by John Kimbler, on Flickr

Here's a shot that's at about 1.5x:

ImageFeeding Hoverfly by John Kimbler, on Flickr

Ken Ramos
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Re: Hoverfly

Post by Ken Ramos »

Nice clean images. These things can be fun to photograph. :)

Dalantech
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Re: Hoverfly

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Ken Ramos wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:05 pm
Nice clean images. These things can be fun to photograph. :)
Thanks! She was skittish, and would fly off only to land a few feet away and just watch me for a minute of so. Then she'd go back to feeding and I'd try again for a photo :)

hayath
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Re: Hoverfly

Post by hayath »

Nice rich color and detail!
Light looks great

Dalantech
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Re: Hoverfly

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hayath wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:09 pm
Nice rich color and detail!
Light looks great
Thanks!

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