Ottovan
Ottovan

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xXMartinXx
 
xXMartinXx April 06, 2014
The detail is amazing, fantastic shot mate.
ManishMandal
 
ManishMandal April 28, 2014
this is a great macro shot, i thought my shot of a fly was good because i got so close without it flying away but this is really amazing!
Judoon101
 
Judoon101 May 07, 2014
Wow, wouldn't have thought it was possible!
chadthompson
 
chadthompson May 07, 2014
Wow! Amazing shot... What lens did you use here? It always amazes me to see all the little details of insects when people take shots like this. Great capture!
liz_levy
 
liz_levy June 15, 2014
Beautiful!!
macormic PRO+
 
macormic June 19, 2014
Is your camera attached to a microscope? LOL. WOW!!
What more can I say.
otxanh
 
otxanh June 22, 2014
I like...I voted
pipgrant-taylor
 
pipgrant-taylor July 13, 2014
Superb shot. Such detail
juliegodinez-resch
 
juliegodinez-resch August 07, 2014
I LOVE this photo! What kind of lens did you use? I'm looking into my next lens being a macro but not too familiar with the types and strengths....Please assist me in info for something that can get me this strength. When I had a Canon AE1, I used to remove my lens, and turn it the wrong way to create a strength that was similar to this.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman November 27, 2014
Voted...Image of the year comp...good luck.
kathleen.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman February 26, 2015
A WONDERFUL MACRO FOR CREATIVE FLASH..K
Sharon916
 
Sharon916 August 05, 2015
Amazing macro shot!
iNKPOETRY
 
iNKPOETRY August 30, 2015
amazing detail!
AlanHomersley
 
AlanHomersley December 09, 2015
Wow, just wow.
malcolmbowey
 
malcolmbowey December 30, 2015
Great macro my friend
PENDRAG0N
 
PENDRAG0N April 26, 2016
wow!!!
Catherine88 PRO+
 
Catherine88 July 06, 2016
Wow great macro!
EBlandamer
 
EBlandamer July 06, 2016
I'm surprised you managed to keep it long enough to get this image haha

Behind The Lens

Location
At my home when I lived in Ventura California.
Time
It was at around 5:00 or so on a potted plant that my wife just planted.
Lighting
I just used a bare bulb flash and a flashlight to focus because the lense I used was a full manual and the appriture was small so I could not see very well.
Equipment
I used a nikkon D3100 with a E series 50 mm full manual from like 1986 or somthing. Haha and a sb700 speedlight.
Inspiration
I was trying to capture this little stinker but he was fast and woul not hold still. I finally snapped this shot I thought it was good enough to post.
Editing
Well I did not know to mutch about that at the time and did not have PS so I did very little, but I think I did inhance the contrast and sharpened it some.
In my camera bag
Now I use a D810 and my goto lens is the legendary 70-200 mm 2.8 VR ll, I also carry the 14-24 mm 2.8 and the 105 mm 2.8 macro 2 count um 2 sb700s couple pocket wizards and well that's about it for in the carry arround bag.
Feedback
Oh man it's hard, on average I shoot like 100 shots of macro subjects befor I get somthing I like. But the main thing is paciants and be a sniper aim carefully and try to time your breathing with your shots. Because when your in full manual and up that close the depth of field is soooo small. The slightest blip and boom out of focus. But as you can tell you don't need the most fancy equiptment to get great shots. Have fun.

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