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andre christian Jul 11, 2004 11:07 PM

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another series of bee macro shot...

Camera Model Name
Canon PowerShot Pro1
Shooting Date/Time
7/10/04 9:18:36 AM
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Photo Effect Mode
Vivid
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/250
Av( Aperture Value )
4.0
Metering Mode
Center-weighted averaging
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
50
Focal Length
11.0mm
Flash
On
Flash Type
Built-In Flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
0
Red-eye Reduction
On
Shutter curtain sync
1st-curtain sync
White Balance
Daylight
AF Mode
Continuous AF
Super Macro
On
Color Space
Adobe RGB
Owner's Name
Andre Christian


Normcar Jul 11, 2004 11:13 PM

Beautiful, almost acrobatic. You are doing wonderful things in macro with that camera, thanks for sharing!

geoffs Jul 12, 2004 12:21 AM

Yeah, Andre, fantastic job on that picture. The colors are also very intense.

Ahh, I see from your exif info that you used flash on this macro which explains the uniform lighting but also the slightly blown highlights on the stamens of the flower.

Where is the flash located on your camera? I can't use the flash on my camera for macros because it is shielded from the subject in closeup work by the lens itself. Why wouldn't that be true of your camera too?

andre christian Jul 12, 2004 1:16 AM

geoffs wrote:
Quote:

Yeah, Andre, fantastic job on that picture. The colors are also very intense.

Ahh, I see from your exif info that you used flash on this macro which explains the uniform lighting but also the slightly blown highlights on the stamens of the flower.

Where is the flash located on your camera? I can't use the flash on my camera for macros because it is shielded from the subject in closeup work by the lens itself. Why wouldn't that be true of your camera too?
the flash on pro1 right on top from the lens...I can use the flash for my macro shot because i've zoom a little bit to save some room for the flash....

hope this explained...btw your spider macro have a superb moment...

forgive my bad english.
regards

geoffs Jul 12, 2004 1:21 AM

Ok, Andre, I understand now.

On my camera I have 2 macro modes, regular and supermacro. In supermacro mode the lens is fixed at almost max zoom so it is telescoped out far enough to make using the flash useless. I use the supermacro mode alot because it allows me to get in really close, maybe up to only an inch from the subject, but lighting becomes problematic at times because of the close distance.

Thanks for looking in at my spider closeups. And don't worry about your English - I have no problems understanding what you are saying.

andre christian Jul 12, 2004 1:33 AM

I shot using supermacro mode too.btw if you make a distance from your subject...you said it fixed in supermacro mode...i would ask how fixed the focal length? mine has 90mm in 35mm equivalent...

that's why i can do macro with flash instead using macro twin lite...

regards

geoffs Jul 12, 2004 1:43 AM

Well, that is interesting Andre. I just looked at my manual and it says that my supermacro mode is fixed at 92mm in 35mm equivalent with a minimum focusing distance of 2 inches. I guess for my spider photo I was at 2 inches from target, not 1 inch.

What is your camera's minimum focusing distance in its supermacro mode?

andre christian Jul 12, 2004 1:50 AM

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in manual said about 10,6mm in super macro mode & 7,2mm in macro mode....

here's one of another bee's shot...
enjoy

Camera Model Name
Canon PowerShot Pro1
Shooting Date/Time
7/10/04 10:51:29 AM
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Photo Effect Mode
Vivid
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/320
Av( Aperture Value )
3.5
Metering Mode
Center-weighted averaging
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
50
Lens
7.2 - 50.8mm
Focal Length
10.6mm
Flash
Off
White Balance
Daylight
Super Macro
On
Color Space
Adobe RGB
Owner's Name
Andre Christian



geoffs Jul 12, 2004 2:13 AM

Just superb shots from that combination of your camera and yourself! However do you get these bees to pose for you like that? They don't seem to cooperate for me...

andre christian Jul 12, 2004 2:21 AM

i guess the red on is a lucky shot and a lucky place i've pointed my cam to wait about 20sec of waiting...luckily the bee stop in front of me in no time i've just shot....phew...this is one lucky shot...

& maybe the bees wanting thats happen...
:D

regards

geoffs Jul 12, 2004 8:59 AM

Well, no matter if the bee wanted to cooperate or it was luck or skill, it is still one great shot.

The exif info says that your camera is in supermacro mode but that the focal length that the camera is set for is 11.0mm which must be near the low end of your zoom range. This brings up two questions in my mind:

1. It seems like your camera is able to really zoom in supermacro mode while mine is at a fixed focal length for supermacro mode. Is this correct?

2. If I am right in #1 above, then it must mean that you must have a bit more room available between the lens and the subject and thus better opportunity for the flash to not be shielded by the lens. Right? ...or wrong?

zoomn Jul 12, 2004 9:01 AM

Nice shots.

I really like the red one on the green leaf!! That bug looks like he means business.

andre christian Jul 12, 2004 9:56 AM

you're right geoffs..
& maybe if your cam with supermacro can't use flash...i suggest you could do some tricks with bounce flash with a tissue or a paper, right on top of your built in flash...

hope this help.
regards

geoffs Jul 12, 2004 10:47 AM

Yes, Andre, I am working on a solution like you suggest so that I can get better lighting on these really close up shots. Thanks!

andre christian Jul 12, 2004 10:56 AM

ok...happy trying...can't wait to see your pic of bugs.

regards

andre christian Jul 13, 2004 3:34 AM

upsss i guess i post the pic in the wrong section...in close-up section right.

can mr steve as a moderator put my post on the right place?sorry to trouble you...

thanks in advance.
regards
:D

andre christian Jul 17, 2004 12:15 PM

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enjoy..

andre christian Jul 17, 2004 12:18 PM

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another pose...
enjoy


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