Saturday, July 28, 2007

Star Wars Beetle

This is a very small beetle I haven't yet identified, but the first time I saw it on the screen I thought that was wearing a helmet like the Imperial soldiers in Star Wars. -Lord Wader our army is ready to fight. Where's the next nuclear plant?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Playing with the Flash

This picture was taken in a sunny day.


-Yes, it was a sunny day but I was using a powerful Macro flash light. The light of the flash was so bright and so close to the insect that the background looks like if the picture was taken at night.


To take this picture I had one of the flash bulbs close below the insect and the other one on my camera. Here this nice artificial backlight.

Insect may be a Mylabrissp

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Caterpillar under both the sun and my flash

I've been practicing more with the flash, in this picture the flower was totally black. I played with the flash to get a lighting condition that pleased me.

Friday, July 13, 2007

My first butterfly

Here it comes my first butterfly. This beautiful lady is from Rubi.
The picture It's done with a 100mm macro lens together with a 'twin' flash. I really hate taking pictures with artificial light, but the results speak from themselves and I will need to keep on learning the technique of the flash. I hope master Fri-Koh can offer discounts to beginners.

The same image without flash has the backgroung with the same tone as the butterfly. An extra benefit of the flash is the increase of depth of field.

-Leptotes pirithous?? who knows!