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Old Saturday 22nd January 2011, 21:00   #1
Overread
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Spring is in the air

So I've less and less time to catch up on the backlog from last year before its warm enough for me to come out of my winter shell and get the camera out there (or more correctly getting nearer to when its not going to be muddy every single day )

So one oldie from last year - a Springtail:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/...652b3a4e_z.jpg
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f6.3, ISO 100, 1/200

Taken with Canon 400D, Canon MPE 65mm macro lens, speedlite 580EX2+lumiquest softbox

I might even have used an aperture too small for that shot, its always hard to know when down at 5:1 magnification, there is a fine line between shooting near wide open and shooting too closed down. That and its razor thin depth of field no matter what you shoot at (I've a great shot of this springtails behind as he makes his escape ).

Still a good result, might have oversharpened a little in editing, and the light is not exactly what I want with all the strong reflections from the moist surface. Sadly this type of shot is flash essential so its a battle with the flash unit to get it to come out right. This was with an older lighting setup of a simple 580EX2 and a softbox for the lighting.


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