Branching out

literally

Single image, no focus stack, taken with a clapped out old 55mm f/2.8 macro lens which i bought years ago for a few bucks..

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 55mm f2.8 @ 55mm Aperture: f20 and Shutter Speed: 1/60s
ISO 400
Lightning goodness : SB600 on camera with a diffuser kinda attached but swinging in the wind…

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11 thoughts on “Branching out

  1. I like this one as well. In comparison to the earlier post this one got a bit too much light at the front for my taste. Just wondering, how it would look backlit instead? Have you just used one of those foldable diffusers an put it somehow in front of the flash?

  2. thankyou +Frank Nitsch and good spotting, this was taken with the flash attached to the camera, hence much more direct and harsh. I could not use it off camera for this one since the position of the fungi was such that I was stretched just to get the camera near it.
    The diffuser is just one of those foldout / popout ones which attach to the lens and go in front of the flash.
    one of these:http://i51.tinypic.com/jfjn2f.jpg
    I find these work well, especially when you can hold them directly over the subject

  3. I can imagine, how tiny the space was in this situation, +Gerard Blacklock. 😉 I've seen these little reflectors and think they are pretty clever and will provide a bigger area for diffusing the light than any reflector that's attached directly to the flash – unless it's a regular sized softbox of course.
    Good job! 🙂

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