May 3rd, 2015 Cosmin Manci
At a point I needed to restart writing here so here it is.
Yesterday done a short walk out mainly with the aim to test a diffuser for photos taken in nature … preparing for Morocco expedition and there I can’t go on trying (maybe it is only chance for me to go there, even I hope to repeat the experience later).
Even if the weather was bad … light rain … all (me, wife and baby) in car so we can get closer to the forest faster.
We started with a walk in the forest but only few subjects found and in those condition made first in nature shots with the new setup. For this was used Canon MP-E and more or less also the tripod. First photo taken was just a ghost 🙂 . And after that unsuccessful one next ones were better but I still find the shadows there too strong … will have to solve that somehow.
All next photos were done using Sigma 150 mm lens and tripod, time used for photos was too long to do it from hand, not enough natural light.
I was amaze of sleeping position of Erynnis tages, so much that when found first specimen believed that is a dead one and I looked for the guilty spider and on my surprise the butterfly just got a normal position and was on wing, slowly because of temperature but on wings.
In fact all butterflies seen except few specimens of Leptidea sinapis (probably), were on sleep position waiting for better weather and higher temperature/sun. But I was content to find also a male of Zerynthia polyxena, species that was on my target for the day.
To see the difference (specially for a bad use of flash), natural light and full-flash see this photo, no modification at all, just converted from RAW, made one from two and resize for posting here:
Don’t bother too much with colors, in the end is more or less the same one but saturated or unsaturated one, but see the background and strong shadow on the one with flash.
– more tests needed
– I need a small flash light to light the specimens, very hard to focus on something with Canon MP-E
– more tests needed 🙂
PS – any help with identification is welcome
December 23rd, 2013 Cosmin Manci
A mai trecut un an de la ultima postare si vad ca am platit pe degeaba ca nu am facut nimic aici 🙁 … dar a fost un an plin de evenimente si schimbari, asa ca iertam 🙂 .
Pe moment, este timpul pentru … Craciun Fericit !!!! si peste mai cateva zile La multi ani !!!!