Snail adventure

Discussion in 'Nature' started by christian, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to share some cute snails adventure. I think they're always interesting to photograph. It was at twilight and used in some shots my iPhone LED light so it was in very low light conditions, unfortunately I have a lot of noise. I didn't post-process them. Just adjusted the exposure. They were take with my Sigma 60mm and extension tubes.

    14727912957_c3f94d4d11. Is It...? by IdeaLuz Photography, on Flickr
    14780581078_479843e91f. Flower Explorer by IdeaLuz Photography, on Flickr
     

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  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Nice images! Yeah, snails are always fun to play with. ;)

    And the iPhone's LED flashlight proves to be a helpful tool in any situation. I still think that's the best feature of the phone.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Results look very good to my eyes and don't mind the noise at all personally :thumbup:

    The more I look at your (macro) work with the Sigma 60mm and extension tubes, the more I'm thinking about this setup instead of a true macro lens (ie. MD 50 3.5 Macro)

    Nice work again christian ;)
     
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  4. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    I love snails! Thanks for sharing the great shots!
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    No complaints here. Well done.
     
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  6. Raziel

    Raziel TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 19, 2014
    Nice n cute! :)
     
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  7. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Thank you Poki! Yes this feature is simple but awesome. Actually I usually use a LED flashlight for my macros (not always of course) but it had no battery left, so I used my iPhone LED light LOL
     
  8. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Thanks Nick!
    Well, a dedicated macro lens should be better, but this lens is so sharp, I'm not sure it'd actually be better in the end. It'll be more practical though.
     
  9. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    For those who might be interested, I wrote an article about how to shoot droplets on flower petals: <a href="http://ilovehatephoto.com/2014/08/13/how-to-shoot-artful-droplets-on-flower-petals/" rel="nofollow">ilovehatephoto.com/2014/08/13/how-to-shoot-artful-droplet...</a>

    Please, tell me what you think of it! :)
     
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  10. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Working link http://ilovehatephoto.com/2014/08/20/how-to-shoot-artful-droplets-on-flower-petals/
     
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  11. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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  12. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Thank you so much for the great article :thumbup:
     
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  13. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Thank you Nick! I'm glad you liked it! :D:dance: