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Highlighted at 5 point 5X by The-Dude-L-Bug Highlighted at 5 point 5X by The-Dude-L-Bug

Stepped inside for a moment to max out the magnification- All 6 tubes in place for this one.

The cold made handheld impossible without the extra anti-shake of 1/250th sec flash backed shutter speed.

Even with the tripod in place, it took what seemed like an eternity to get things lined back up again. I couldn't last any longer than this one shot.


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Me-mice-elf-and-eye Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool!  I'm looking forward to trying out some macro in the winter.  they've been fairly mild, so it'll hopefully be all right to be out in
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for :+fav:ing.
LOL! You know macro is a difficult specialty.
When the DOF is so small, it's hard enough having to deal with the motions of wind, heartbeat & breathing...
then add shivering & numbness of the extremities to the list.
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Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Nice capture considering the conditions, excellent.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.

A rare commenter.
How ya doing?
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Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Commenters of any sort seem to be becoming rare on DA these days. When I first joined people commented which is a major part of the purpose of being on a site like this. Now it seems to be full of people who want to get noticed but have no interest in noticing. Its a reciprocal thing but the egocentric brigade don't seem to be aware of this.
Getting by slowly. Pretty much given up on the mainstream publishing game, thinking independant publishing is the way to go. Finally came across some good information and I don't like what I read about how mainstream publishing operates. Its a very secretive industry so getting good information is near impossible, something another author with some computer smarts noticed. With the help of another computer smart mate they came up with a program to pull and collate data from the net. Very interesting article.
With the digital age there are more options than traditional publishing and selling your soul. I don't like the idea of surrendering my rights to my work to get published and being contractually limited to no more than one book per year. I also don't like being ripped off or screwed over. Nor do I like customers being ripped off so, if I ever stop getting strange ideas and writing them down I will go for the e-book market.
At three dollars anyone can afford it and at that price can take a punt on an new, unknown author and I get two dollars of that. At thirty dollars a book (that's what we pay here) people will be much less inclined to try out an unknown author and I only get a dollar or less from that. I get ripped off and so too does the purchaser.
Sell a hundred books a month and I'm making pocket money, a hundred a week and it is improving my financial situation, a hundred a day and I can live on that. Five hundred a day and it will be decent camera, passport and plane ticket time, go see how the rest of the world lives, might never come back.
Well, with a decent camera you just got to travel around a bit, make it earn its keep.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info...  Been wondering how ya were doing.

LOL! Aye, n'er truer words be spoke - the Publishing Sea be full of monsters and scallywags!
The very reasons my writings have never left the safety of the port of me own drive...
(that & the lily shade of the liver of the capt. )

Fair winds & the best of luck to ya.
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture :wow:
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks...
for the :+fav:s too!
:)
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CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your hard work paid off, Jim! :thumbsup:
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you...

for the comments and :+fav:s

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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I thought of you and the shots you've been working on last week when I experienced Diamond Dust for the first time. No doubt we've had the phenomenon here before, but I never noticed it. Later that day there were unusually large flat flakes (dime size and occasionally larger) that were more rectangular in shape. They looked more like shavings than snowflakes, and were predominant around areas with trees. Cool stuff! (no pun intended ;))
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ssabbath Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
6 extension tubes to get this one?
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Yes. The optical line is:

100mm L > 2 full Kenko tube sets for a total of 136mm extension > Sigma 1.4 TC > 7D body.

You can see the rig here the-dude-l-bug.deviantart.com/…

(Though that shot is lacks the 580EX flash & RayFlash ring that's usually with it).


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ssabbath Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
good Stuff! wish i had this! Must be really dark! 

I did a DIY Rayflash you recommended me the other day! :P But the battery of my flash failed.. :( lol! 
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Yes, the longer extension requires either significant exposure comp or simply more light (which is why I use my flash so often).


LOL! Oh is that ever familiar!

It's either the battery in camera itself or the ones in the flash...

which is why I always have a spare LP-E6 and 2 or 3 sets of fully charged AAs in my pockets.

Good luck with your flash experiments! :)

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ssabbath Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Flash battery failed... it is a old flash SB-50... but really good one but it uses some bizarre kind of batteries... CR123... :P

I had some advice from melvynyeo he uses foam material around the lens... it is really good also! :)
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DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Photographer
Lovely macro!:aww:
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moreMDM Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so soft looking...!
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harlia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool shot 
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Thanks.

LOL! I'm just glad I got it.

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harlia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)

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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
13/10 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Jan 26, 2014, 8:51:36 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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