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.
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.
A rare commenter.
How ya doing?
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.
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.
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!