The final composite image is below:
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...and here's a closer look at one of the images
on this occasion I didn't have time to wait around until the damselfly's colours had fully developed (it can take several hours) but here's a different, mature, individual for comparison.
and, again, a closer view
Finally, a view of my rough and ready 'field studio' (if that isn't too grand a term for it)! I'm using white Perspex with a flash positioned behind it and a macro flash attached to the lens. I found the trickiest aspect is keeping the Perspex held vertically but settled on a combination of a Plamp and a couple of bamboo canes which seemed to do the job nicely.
All images were taken handheld using a Canon 60mm macro lens.
Really enjoying your blog, your work is amazing.
thanks very much Pip, much appreciated.ReplyDelete
Really inspired by your work, stunning images and blogs, did you use a diffuser on the camera flash?ReplyDelete
many thanks Roy. Yes, I used my MT-24 macro flash which was diffused in the manner described in my macro flash diffusion post below:ReplyDelete
Beautiful images Matt! The clarity is amazing. I dread having to add more items to my camera bag, but I feel I must try this 'Meet Your Neighbours' technique someday.ReplyDelete
thanks Adrian, and you have accurately identified the downside of the MYN technique! I'm thinking of investing in a packhorse... :-)ReplyDelete