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.
John, the LED ring lights are constant and cheap. The strobes are expensive but obviously no good for video.
I thought it was worth it Adrian. The second bug on the video is real curiosity though.
Douglas, it is a small larva or caterpillar. What it will grow into I don't know.
Wow! That is a lot of equipment for the job Adrian. but I very much enjyd the video.Loved the Hooverflies especially.
Margaret, the camera is is normal for macro work but with a strobe instead of the ring light.
Enoyable! But in the credits at the end you should have added:-Narrated by Adrian WardDirected by Adrian WardProduced by Adrian WardPhotography Adrian WardBased on an original idea by Adrian Ward
YP, I'd have to make the video longer and it was long enough.
Hello Adrian,I'm here again back from my summer holiday.Very professional equipment, Canon 100m macro lens is really good choice.Nice video!
Kovacs, I hope you had a good time. It is a grand lens. I usually use the MP-E 65mm for small creatures.
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.
Red, thanks. The flies come and go which is the problem. One of many problems.
Very well done!
Buen equipo Adrian. No te enseño el mío porque te reirias ;))Un abrazo.
Buen equipo Adrian. No te enseño el mío porque te reirias.
I had never heard of ring lights before. You have a really nice set up for getting great macro shots!
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.
Nice video, it was worth it Adrian.
Ian, it is the best I have managed.
Well that was however many minutes well spent.
Graham, about six hours or 360 mins.