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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Sunday, 9 August 2015

TIME. (09/08/15)

Today I have a bit of video and the hours it's taken have left me wondering whether it is worth it. This is the set up.

Canon 5D II with 100mm macro lens at 1:1 and a LED ring light. The flower is held in a light stand and on the whole it was satisfactory. Here is the video.


Have a great week.

22 comments:

  1. You have quite the setup, and it yields good results. Not knowing anything about ring lights, I didn't realize they were constant and not flashes. At least, I presume they must be constant for a video.

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    1. John, the LED ring lights are constant and cheap. The strobes are expensive but obviously no good for video.

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  2. I thought it was worth it Adrian. The second bug on the video is real curiosity though.

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    1. Douglas, it is a small larva or caterpillar. What it will grow into I don't know.

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  3. Wow! That is a lot of equipment for the job Adrian. but I very much enjyd the video.Loved the Hooverflies especially.

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    1. Margaret, the camera is is normal for macro work but with a strobe instead of the ring light.

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  4. Enoyable! But in the credits at the end you should have added:-
    Narrated by Adrian Ward
    Directed by Adrian Ward
    Produced by Adrian Ward
    Photography Adrian Ward
    Based on an original idea by Adrian Ward

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    1. YP, I'd have to make the video longer and it was long enough.

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  5. Hello Adrian,
    I'm here again back from my summer holiday.
    Very professional equipment, Canon 100m macro lens is really good choice.
    Nice video!

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    1. Kovacs, I hope you had a good time. It is a grand lens. I usually use the MP-E 65mm for small creatures.

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  6. You had the two flies set up as if they were on stage and the flower petal was the stage. Nicely done. Videos may be a lot of work but the results are awesome.

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    1. Red, thanks. The flies come and go which is the problem. One of many problems.

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  7. Buen equipo Adrian. No te enseño el mío porque te reirias ;))
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Buen equipo Adrian. No te enseño el mío porque te reirias.

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  8. I had never heard of ring lights before. You have a really nice set up for getting great macro shots!

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  9. Tina, ring lights are cheap. They are okay for video but no good for macros shots. Studio lights would be better. I don't use a tripod for outside macro but hand hold and pray.

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  10. Nice video, it was worth it Adrian.

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    1. Ian, it is the best I have managed.

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  11. Well that was however many minutes well spent.

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    1. Graham, about six hours or 360 mins.

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