Alf_Myers
Alf_Myers

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Macro of a Wasp

Macro of a Wasp
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Winner in Small Details Photo Challenge
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Contest Finalist in 1000 Phobias Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Close Ups In Nature Photo Contest
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Top ClassTM

Capture The Food Chain Photo ContestTop 30 class
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Close Up Art Photo ContestTop 10 class
Close Up Art Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
1000 Phobias Photo ContestTop 10 class
1000 Phobias Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 20 class
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Smart Focus Photo ContestTop 10 class
Smart Focus Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 30 class
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Close Ups In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Close Ups In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Close Ups In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
5 Comments | Report
CraigWest
 
CraigWest November 26, 2014
Truly stunning image. Congratulations on your finalist award!
Alf_Myers
Alf_Myers May 11, 2015
Thank you
Doublee
 
Doublee November 26, 2014
Bold shot! Would you share your technique for this shot? Again, AMAZING capture.
Alf_Myers
Alf_Myers May 11, 2015
Thank you
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 May 10, 2015
WOW...just, WOW!!!
Alf_Myers
Alf_Myers May 11, 2015
Thank you. :-)
VHiggins
 
VHiggins May 29, 2015
awesome! congratulations!
Alf_Myers
Alf_Myers May 29, 2015
Thank you.
Witmar
 
Witmar September 25, 2016
Stunning shot
Alf_Myers
Alf_Myers October 01, 2016
Thank you

Behind The Lens

Location
The photos, or should I say photos was taken in my home office come studio. I studio as long as the subjects are small.
Time
It was during my lunch break. I had found the little fella and really needed to take the images while the idea was in my head. One of then - I must do it moments.
Lighting
There was nothing special about the lighting really, just a speedlite coming in from the left and being reflected back using a bit of white card.
Equipment
I shot the Wasp using a Canon 5d MkII using a 100mm Macro lens. All mounted on a tripod with camera release. Along side which I had a speedlite being triggered using a remote radio trigger.
Inspiration
A have a few friends who like to take the "bug shot" so I though I would have a go. Along side which I had been hearing about image stacking - so thought I would have a go. Not to mention that there was a wasp's nest in the loft which kept producing a range of deranged wasps. Luckily for me the all flew the other way.
Editing
Yes, this image is comprised of 16 individual images taken with a different focus point. The using photoshop I merged the images and blended them together. Doing it using a combination of the automatic mode with a few manual tweaks.
In my camera bag
A Canon 5d Mk II with my trusted 24-70mm L 2.8 lens.
Feedback
For me, the important bit was firstly getting the light right, but that came down to the use of card more than anything, I found a black background easier to work with and used a large white card to bounce light back in from the right. A two flash setup was a little too much for the setup. Also use, another bit of card as a flag to stop too much light bleeding onto your background.

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