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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Bugs, bugs, bugs.... Reply with quote

All with the Panagor 90/2.8, and most with a reverse Pentax-A 50/1.7 on top...


Pompilus cinereus by Rense Haveman, on Flickr




Almost monochrome by Rense Haveman, on Flickr




Calopterix splendens female by Rense Haveman, on Flickr




Leptophyes punctatissima by Rense Haveman, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the best insect pics I have ever seen!!

wow! Shocked and respect..

truly amazing

tf


PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing.


PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent, simply excellent!!!


PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...jaw-dropping...


PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trifox wrote:
the best insect pics I have ever seen!!

wow! Shocked and respect..

truly amazing

tf


+1


PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great series, my fav is the last one !


PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trifox wrote:
the best insect pics I have ever seen!!

wow! Shocked and respect..

truly amazing

tf


+1


PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speechless


patrickh


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great macro shot! bug2...and I think last one is baby grashopper, isn't?


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bravo!! *stands up, applauds*


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aspen wrote:
Bravo!! *stands up, applauds*

I'll join you Smile


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SonicScot wrote:
aspen wrote:
Bravo!! *stands up, applauds*

I'll join you Smile

+1


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys don't forget you can hit the "rate" button on his post.
They are truly amazing pictures and need to be seen by more people! Have you made any prints out of these?


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No words, amazing pics!


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mo wrote:
Hey guys don't forget you can hit the "rate" button on his post.
They are truly amazing pictures and need to be seen by more people! Have you made any prints out of these?

Good point mo, I'm always forgetting that bit. Rolling Eyes


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really stunning images. I notice you have used a reversed lens combination, so I wonder if you could offer some advice here:

http://forum.mflenses.com/step-down-ring-for-lens-reversal-t49970.html#1233755


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the comments and the ratings! Humbled.....

Skida, I commented on your question, but feel free to ask if there are more questions!


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IAZA wrote:
great macro shot! bug2...and I think last one is baby grashopper, isn't?


It is, yes! It's a nymph of the Speckled bush cricket (a grasshopper.... Confused )


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, simply stunning

Some questions:
1 is such a combination extreme hard to focus ? (after all, it's a 90mm with +20D on front)

2 How far has the Panagor to be stopped down for best quality ?

3 Do you use special lighting equipment ? (it really looks like you have some kind of microstudio hanging on your camera)


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toeteraar wrote:
Wow, simply stunning


Thank you!

Toeteraar wrote:
Some questions:
1 is such a combination extreme hard to focus ? (after all, it's a 90mm with +20D on front)


Well, it depends what you call extreme hard, of course. It needs some training and exercise.... The DoF is very shallow, and just a micron will spoil the photo. But I have some technique where I hold the flower (leaf) on which the insects sit in my left hand and this hand supports the fore-end of the lens combo, making it quite stable and possible to focus quite accurate.... But you need insects that are a not very shy, of course....Smile

Toeteraar wrote:
2 How far has the Panagor to be stopped down for best quality ?
F/8. As almost all lenses. But that is theory. At f/8 you have no DoF, practically spoken. So, I mostly stop at f/16, being a compromise between a reasonable DoF and lens diffraction....

Toeteraar wrote:
3 Do you use special lighting equipment ? (it really looks like you have some kind of microstudio hanging on your camera)
I have a rather simple external flash, mounted on a bracket with an extra swivel, to make it possible to bend the flash. On the flash I mounted a 20 cents DIY flash diffuser, made of cardboard, silver foil, duct tape and a plastic bag....


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenseH wrote:
Toeteraar wrote:
Wow, simply stunning


Thank you!

Toeteraar wrote:
Some questions:
1 is such a combination extreme hard to focus ? (after all, it's a 90mm with +20D on front)


Well, it depends what you call extreme hard, of course. It needs some training and exercise.... The DoF is very shallow, and just a micron will spoil the photo. But I have some technique where I hold the flower (leaf) on which the insects sit in my left hand and this hand supports the fore-end of the lens combo, making it quite stable and possible to focus quite accurate.... But you need insects that are a not very shy, of course....Smile

Toeteraar wrote:
2 How far has the Panagor to be stopped down for best quality ?
F/8. As almost all lenses. But that is theory. At f/8 you have no DoF, practically spoken. So, I mostly stop at f/16, being a compromise between a reasonable DoF and lens diffraction....

Toeteraar wrote:
3 Do you use special lighting equipment ? (it really looks like you have some kind of microstudio hanging on your camera)
I have a rather simple external flash, mounted on a bracket with an extra swivel, to make it possible to bend the flash. On the flash I mounted a 20 cents DIY flash diffuser, made of cardboard, silver foil, duct tape and a plastic bag....



Thanks for the info. Very useful. This plus your pictures are a perfect demonstration that making insect-pictures is more a matter of training than a matter of gear.


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Never seen better!

My favourite is #2, stunningly beautiful!


PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive work!


PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing macro like always with you I must say Very Happy ....
I was wondering if the background/bokeh are natural colors or is it post processed Question ...
I did some macro shots this week-end with reversed lens and my main issue was the quality of the background, sometime too busy or sometime completely black (probably wrong flash setting....) Confused ......an other issue is that you have to be very very closed from the subject, probably a few cm isn't it Question ...anyway, your macro ability is quite amazing as well as your pictures......