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Mad Aussie
12-28-2009, 11:21 PM
Found some large, bright orange fungi on an old log in the forest this morning with some sort of sap dripping from it.

I grabbed Chantelle's Flash and used it as slave to create these shots ...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/4224524166_b93b822dd5_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4224523894_7fffd963c3_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2790/4224523602_45eeaf6bfe_o.jpg

tomorrowstreasures
12-28-2009, 11:24 PM
neat!

what lens did you use? or was it a crop?

Mad Aussie
12-28-2009, 11:26 PM
No crops. These were with my EF 24 -70mm 2.8L

Bambi
12-29-2009, 08:01 AM
those are cool shots of some neat looking fungi!

tomorrowstreasures
12-29-2009, 08:33 AM
No crops. These were with my EF 24 -70mm 2.8L


pretty impressive there, MA!!!

MoinMoin
12-29-2009, 09:31 AM
Wow - very impressive, Steve! They are looking so ... real; I could try to touch them!:highfive:

kat
12-29-2009, 09:34 AM
Very cool!!!!

kat
12-29-2009, 09:46 AM
pretty impressive there, MA!!!

:eek:

In my dreams!!!! Nice lens!

Iguanasan
12-29-2009, 10:18 AM
Interesting, yet gross ;) Great captures of a gooey looking subject. :D

Mad Aussie
12-29-2009, 01:55 PM
Thanks all :) It was a nice find.

Kat ... to be honest the lens didn't help really ... a cheap lens would have done the job just fine (maybe would have had a bit more Chromatic Aberration between the light and dark areas) it was the two flashes that really make these shots.

kat
12-29-2009, 02:09 PM
Thanks all :) It was a nice find.

Kat ... to be honest the lens didn't help really ... a cheap lens would have done the job just fine (maybe would have had a bit more Chromatic Aberration between the light and dark areas) it was the two flashes that really make these shots.

Ha ha.. I just want a good lens..just one MA! :P

And lighting to boot but someone to teach me how to use it..I'm confused over my one flash.. :cry-an:

Marko
12-29-2009, 02:38 PM
Nice shots MA - Shot 3 here is me fave!

Mad Aussie
12-29-2009, 06:34 PM
Thanks Marko :)

Hey Kat ... what is confusing you about your flash?

kat
12-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Ha ha...how to use it right! :) Ha ha..I've only used it three-four times and never had the time to get practicing with it. Next trip out..remote and wireless something so I can have it off camera.

Then the questions will be coming!!!!

Mad Aussie
12-29-2009, 06:46 PM
Start by reading the manual Kat ;)

AntZ
12-29-2009, 07:41 PM
Cool shots MA, fantastic colour. I was out on the bike yesterday and saw some similar fungi and thought it would make a good shot.

What's the minimum focal length on that lens? I just bought myself a set of Kenko extension tubes as a belated Christmas present.

What are you using to slave the flashes?

Mad Aussie
12-29-2009, 07:55 PM
It says the macro is 0.38m on it ... and that's about right ... I have be about 200mm (from the front element) from the subject to get auto focus ... add the length of the lens back to the sensor and that would be about right.

Love to know how those extention tubes go!

Nothing extra to slave the flash ... but the other flash. With the 580 you set the flash in the hotshoe to 'master' and the off camera flash to 'slave.' Then any flash power adjustment made on the master affects the slave as well.

AntZ
12-30-2009, 05:49 PM
Thats right the 580 can master/slave if you have 2. I was thinking about off camera flash with one 580 and wondering if you got a device for this. I have seen them on ebay cheap. I can't afford(justify) two 580EX flashes.

FYI these are the extesion tubes Kenko Teleplus Extension Tube DG Set for Canon EF/EF-S on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130354818321#ht_3224wt_1165). I was going to get them local, but out of stock, plus these were half the price. This whole set is about half the price of a single Canon genuine tube, and I have read this set is pretty good. AF is retained and lens info is passed back to the body.

I'm hoping the 70-200 f/2.8 L will be good for macro. It is OK at the moment, but the minimum focal distance is the limiting factor.

kat
12-30-2009, 05:54 PM
I've read lots of the manual..but it's like a different language for me. I need a dummie book for it. :(

casil403
12-30-2009, 06:02 PM
And lighting to boot but someone to teach me how to use it..I'm confused over my one flash.. :cry-an:

Me too...I got a great flash but not the slightest clue how to use the darn thing! :wall-an:

casil403
12-30-2009, 06:03 PM
I've read lots of the manual..but it's like a different language for me. I need a dummie book for it. :(

I second that one also! :highfive:

Mad Aussie
12-30-2009, 07:12 PM
Well I'm sure we can help you page by page if necessary :) When you are ready ... start a thread on it and start asking questions and I'm sure we can have you flashing in no time ;)

Bambi
12-30-2009, 07:58 PM
Well I'm sure we can help you page by page if necessary :) When you are ready ... start a thread on it and start asking questions and I'm sure we can have you flashing in no time ;)

yes, but who would be the slave? That's what I want to know. :evil2:

Mad Aussie
12-30-2009, 08:38 PM
yes, but who would be the slave? That's what I want to know. :evil2:
Well since you are volunteering ;)