Eye to eye with a couple of ants.

Discussion in 'Misc. Photos' started by Thunder_o_b, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember


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  2. fishaddictionValued MemberMember


  3. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    Amazing detail... I want your camera!

  4. Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    And I as well... :;nin2

  5. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Thanks everyone :D
  6. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    You can have the camera, i want the skill.
  7. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Thank you soltarianknight :D
  8. livetowinValued MemberMember

    What camera do you have?
  9. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    These shots were taken with a Canon 50D body, mounted with a MP-E65 lens set to 5:1mag, a bracket mounted 580EXII flash with a soft box provided the light.

    I don't use that rig much these days since I put together the twin flash 5DMKII with the MP-E65.
  10. Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    Would you recommend this as an all-around camera?
  11. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    that 5DMKII is a great rig, but gonna hurt the wallet a bit!

    I have been wanting to do the back to back lenses for a while now but just havent had the time or money to spend on it.

    You do great work, might I ask what if anything you use to post? Im a fan of LR myself.
  12. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    The 50D Has been a good camera for me. It was discontinued when the 7D came out. The MP-E65 is a macro only lens and can not be used for anything else. If I were looking to buy a semi pro body now I would go with the 7D.
  13. Mrs.PriceValued MemberMember

    I LOVE BUGS!!! :D Those pics are amazing!!!

    I have a bug collection :3
  14. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, the rig that I now use is costly but I have progressed to the point now that to improve my image quality more, I had to move to the pro gear.

    My work flow is:
    1. iPhoto.
    2. Topaz plugins (CS5) I have the bundle. Great programs.
    3. Sharpening in CS5 using unsharp mask.
    4. Back to Topaz.

    I have never used LR but know people that love it, and I believe the Topaz plugins will work with it.

    I am just leaving work, I want to get back to you on the lens bit.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  15. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Thank you Mrs. Price:D

    Bugs are our friends:D
  16. Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    ... not food!
  17. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    false :D
  18. Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

  19. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    mmmm chocolate covered grasshopper.

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on lenses.

    As for flow, I have CS5 but just never liked it that much. That may also be due to the fact that I never really properly learned how to use it so anything I do is difficult and time consuming. Where in light room I can make it all happen fairly quickly and mostly easily. I have heard of the Topaz stuff before but have never personally used it so I cant say what will or will not work with what on that.
  20. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    :;laughing Bugs

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