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    Some macros using 50 mm

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    Tried using the Canon EF 50 mm f2.5 macro on Saturday as my 100 mm macro was missing. All handheld. Could use some help on the ID, Justin?

    Pair of mating pointy grasshoppers


    Derbid bug?


    Leaf beetles?


    1.5 cm long insect (the underside resembles a mealy bug)


    Ugly harvestman


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    did you use the life size converter?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    no, what's that?

    On board flash is quite a headache though. Been mulling between a ringflash and a Wimberley flash bracket.....

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    the 50/2.5M is a 1:2 macro, you use a life-size converter to get it to 1:1.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Wow! That's some nice work with a 50mm! You must have been pretty close.

    Ring flash will always beat a flash bracket.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Budak... 2nd picture is a wonderful specimen... i want it in my collection..

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    but what is it? Found many on one fig tree trunk. Can show you where la.

    benny, am considering between the MR14 and MR24 ring flashes. But heard the effect can be rather harsh. Any way to deal with that?

    Some more pics (not all macro):

    copper-cheeked frog (Rana chalconota)


    semi-slug


    crane fly


    land flatworm (Bipalium rauchi?)


    colugo/flying lemur
    Last edited by budak; 27th Nov 2007 at 10:24.

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    Care to share where you take these?
    - Luenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by budak View Post
    benny, am considering between the MR14 and MR24 ring flashes. But heard the effect can be rather harsh. Any way to deal with that?
    benny's anti-harsh light technique #1: tissue paper
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    on the trail leading to the tree top walk

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    Wow went treetop walk many times never manage to see anything except trees Maybe i not observant enough haha

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    being observant is one thing. Most people go so quickly and noisily they scare away every bug and beast. You have to stay still and quiet and go low to find the things in the undergrowth, on the tree trunks, in the deadwood, under leaves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by budak View Post
    on the trail leading to the tree top walk
    That explains it. I went there once - never really go in, didn't even reach the trail. Saw a lot of nice wildlife there. My family and I ended up playing in the stream. No pics because never bring camera.
    - Luenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by budak View Post
    benny, am considering between the MR14 and MR24 ring flashes. But heard the effect can be rather harsh. Any way to deal with that?
    The MT-24EX is more versatile, but at a premium too.

    As hwchoy pointed out, I usually use tissue or plain white paper. Works quite well for me.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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