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Cicada

Discussion in 'Nature' started by chrid, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

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    Nick
    Like #1 :thumbup:
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
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    Good shots....they sure are a big ugly pre-historic looking bug !!
     
  4. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    As I've found with most insects since I started fooling with macro, the closer you get the uglier they are hehe
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave
    Great shots, nice detail
     
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  6. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    David K Fonseca
    Wow, nice! Love the detail. What gear are you shooting with these shots?
     
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  7. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Hey thanks, the gear is pretty simple. Using my Yashica 60mm macro lens on my nex-6. Im not sure about the aperture because the control is on the adapter but I think its about f5.6-f8. I ued two tripods one for the camera another for the big leaf I found im my garden. For lighting I used 3 overhead lights from the room and also a lead light which you can see lighting the underside of the leaf in shots 2 and 3. I also tried to slow the cicada down a bit by putting him in the fridge for a few minutes but it didn't seem to help a lot and I didn't want to put him in for too long as it might hurt him. Im still just learning with the whole macro thing but so for the biggest issue for me Is DOF as with these shots its difficult to have more than a few millimetres in focus without bumping the iso too high.
     
  8. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    David K Fonseca
    Some really good info there, thanks for that! I am very interested in macro photography but now I realize my problems in the past was not enough light. Great shots!
     
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  9. CalBoy87

    CalBoy87 TalkEmount Regular

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    Here is couple of mine, both with a7R and Canon FD 50/3.5 Macro with EF25 extension tubes.


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    Cicada

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    Face Off
     
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  10. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    Sorry but they aren't showing up for me :/
     
  11. Sela69

    Sela69 New to TalkEmount

    Stunning pics, congrats !!!!
     
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  12. CalBoy87

    CalBoy87 TalkEmount Regular

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    It work fine in Chrome, but somehow IE didn't show it. Now should be fixed. Enjoy it!
     
  13. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    Still not showing up I tried also on my phone but no joy :/
     
  14. CalBoy87

    CalBoy87 TalkEmount Regular

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    OK, one more try...
    You can right click on broken link and select open image in new tab
     
  15. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Sorry still not working unfortunately, tried open in new tab but it isn't highlighted, went to properties and got the url but it wanted me to sign in
     
  16. CalBoy87

    CalBoy87 TalkEmount Regular

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    I forgot to made the folder public, now it will work, I am sure :)
     
  17. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    Great shots, really prefer the colouring on the little fella you found :)
     
  18. CalBoy87

    CalBoy87 TalkEmount Regular

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    Glad you like. I was amazed how calm those things are. This was shot literally in his/her face with FD 50/3.5. This thing never moved, maybe sick? Anyway, it was the only time, I could take such a shot, although I can hear them for days....
     
  19. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Yes they are very placid little creatures :)
     
  20. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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