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For several weeks, as soon as we turned our garden fountain on, the wasps arrived to drink from the damp patches. I set up the 7D with 150mm Sigma EX Macro and Sigma rig flash on my old Benbo tripod and gave chase. I also added the Sigma EX 2X converter - something I only do if I want a really big image - this will be 2:1. The Sigma converter is the best I have ever seen - it is very difficult to see any quality loss - possibly because the 150mm is such a superb lens.

Manual focus and camera settings. 1/200 @ f18. Flash on auto, but with +2 stops exposure compensation set from experience.

Paul

Brand:Canon
Lens:150mm Sigma EX Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Common Wasp drinking.
Username:paulbroad paulbroad
Uploaded:13 Sep 2011 - 7:50 AM
Tags:Close, Close-up / macro, Common, Converter., Drinking, Macro, Wasp
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debu
debu  4 India
13 Sep 2011 - 7:52 AM

Lovely detailed image.
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13 Sep 2011 - 4:13 PM

Nicely done, sharp with good dof. I find using ring flash that I get an all black background most of the time with similar settings, - except I dont add +2, - so Ill give it a try as it seems to give you some background still visible.



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Samuel_Aron
13 Sep 2011 - 5:28 PM

Great macro!
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paulbroad
paulbroad  782 forum posts United Kingdom860 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2011 - 8:16 PM

hello willie,

I use +2 because I know the ring flash, on auto, underexposes by 2 stops. That's on the subject. I try and get something close to the camera in the background on set piece shots such as this so that it catches some light. I had time to set up in advance and wait because I knew where the wasps were landing.

i also sometimes give the background a sweep or two with the dodge tool at about 20% - often lifts a bit of detail; if it's there at all.

paul

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