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Old 02-20-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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You know what... I will now listen not only to your advice on investing, but also to your advice on photography!
Thanks for the neat tips on light usage. Your photos are more convincing than other arguments - I am making the bee photo my desktop .
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:00 PM
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the proof is in the pudding as they say..
the important thing is to shoot in manual with any auto iso off. try 1/200 as a speed, 400 iso and f11-f/32 as starters.

leave the flash off and get the background just the darkeness you want it.

when the background is fairly dark and the flash the dominant source of light turn the flash on and take some test shots.

good luck.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Love the shot of the bee nestled deep in the flower. My kids are going to love these pictures.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:19 PM
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if they like bugs i have a whole collection of them i put together.. you can run the slide show full screen,its pretty cool.

THINGS THAT FLY AND CRAWL - M&M PHOTOGRAPHY
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Mathjak, I love the bee covered in pollen! Too bad I can't rep you again so soon!
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:01 PM
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i should run a caption contest for it... lol
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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Was this at the Camellia House? We just went to Planting Fields last month to see the poinsettia display.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:23 PM
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yes it was.....
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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absolutely stunning! amazing, esp. the butterfly!
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:02 AM
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the butterfly was exposed just the way i explained above so i can get the background fairly dark and freeze the butterfly.

i then used a software filter from nik software called glamour glow to create that erie glow to things.

i just love postprocessing and the things you can create from the same boring photographs everyone takes of the same things.

i dont care if i portray things as they look, natural doesnt always make good interesting looking photos . i like to experiment alot with different effects and software.
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