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Old May 14, 2010, 6:37 AM   #1
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Just some shots from this week. Nothing spectacular but with the weather we're having (cold, rainy(ing), looks more like winter than spring) .

Dandelion

f11 - 1/125sec - iso280 - 2 small holga flashes mounted on the front of the lens at 180 (both diffused) , hand held

Blue-tailed Damselfly

f13 - 1/125sec - iso280 - 2 small holga flashes mounted on the front of the lens at 180 ,
one of them is sitting below the leaf without a diffuser, the one on top is difussed, hand held

Small Wasp (don't know the name)

f9.5 - 1/90sec - iso200 - 2 small holga flashes (diffused) mounted on the front of the lens at 180 , hand held

Chestnut flower

f9.5 - 1/60sec - iso00 - 1 flash (off camera) above the flower using a bounce card,
second flash used to light the shadow a bit, tripod, combined picture of 5 images (using helicon focus light)

a bit closer

f9.5 - 1/60sec - iso00 - + 2 acromats (raynox250dcr, raynox150dcr) , gives about a 4.3:1 macro.
1 flash (off camera) above the flower using a bounce card,
second flash used to light the shadow a bit, tripod, combined of 8 images using helicon focus light.

All shots are taken with a k20d + kiron105mm (almost the same as the viv105mm) + cactus wireless flash triggers.

Larger versions are available at my smugmug account.

Have a great weekend

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Old May 14, 2010, 7:49 AM   #2
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Great series Ronny and some gorgeous shots !

Thanks for the details of how they were shot, very interesting and I'm now off to Google for further information on your set-up !
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Great shots, left me speechless
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Holy Expletive Batman!

I still have a long way to go to get anywhere near this good, nice work!
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Old May 14, 2010, 10:10 AM   #5
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Maybe some extra info on my current setup might be usefull.

A while back I bought on ebay a dual flash macro kit.
It's a look alike for a cockin filter holder, where they have put 2 screws in so you can attach flashes on the outside.
The flashes are 2 cheap holga flashes.
The communication works wireless through two cactus wireless remotes.

The complete setup was a bit less than 100$ only the place where I bought these doesn't sell them anymore.

Took a quick shot of the setup.



The only problems I have with the setup are the flash lids that I have to tape to keep the battery in and the fact that both flashes are always at 180.

I'm fixing this now with some other a bit less cheap flashes, and with an O-ring bracket. Found it last week on ebay.

http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/ws/eBayISAPI...m=280494001733

As soon as they arrive I'll tell you what I think of it.

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Old May 14, 2010, 10:20 AM   #6
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Thanks Frogfish

I already added the cheap solution above, if you wan't to spend some money
you can always get these

http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/...ems/duo-flash/
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Great shots Ronny!!
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Old May 14, 2010, 2:35 PM   #8
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Just some shots, he says. LOL
Great job, Ronny! I really like the lighting on the Blue tailed Damsel.
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Wow! Ronnie this is what I missed. Your macro shooting is at another level. Fantastic shots. Nice description of your set up.

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