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  1. GardenersHelper

    GardenersHelper

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    These were captured raw, hand-held a few days ago before the serious rain set in, using my Panasonic FZ330 bridge camera and KX800 twin flash. I used a Raynox 150 close-up lens. #6 might have used two Raynox 150s stacked. They were processed using DXO Optics Pro, Silkypix and Lightroom. There are 1300 pixel high versions in this album at Flickr.

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    1168 04 2017_14_05 P1240090_DxO 0100RAW01cP SP7 LR6 1300h
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  2. Andy Johnson

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    All wow specially the first Green bottle. I really like that.
     
  3. alfbranch

    alfbranch

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    Very nice I like #6 the wasp the most
     
  4. coopers

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    That little Wasp is a gem (y) love the background.
    Great set of pics.
    Clive.
     
  5. hoftwi

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    Great set Nick(y) #4,#5 and #6 are my picks from this set:) Really like the lighting on your images.
     
  6. GardenersHelper

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    Thanks Andrew. That was my favourite of these.

    Thanks Alf, Clive. Interesting about the wasp. I wondered whether to include that one or not. There wasn't enough in focus for me to be fully comfortable with it. Glad I decided to put it in anyway. :)

    Thanks Icy. Things have settled down with the KX800. I haven't altered the diffusion setup for a while now, but there is one recent change to how I've been using it. I don't remember if I did it for any of these, but more often now I'm bending one of the arms a long way forwards, turning that flash head right up and using it to throw some light on to dark backgrounds. It doesn't always work, but it can sometimes make a nice difference (to my eye at least). I find it especially useful with subjects are on or near the edge of a leaf.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2017

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