Nikon 105 for butterfly collection

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Re: Nikon 105 for butterfly collection
In reply to labalaba, 5 months ago

Thanks for the input, we are not far apart in our thinking. For a future "coffee table book" quality session, I expect to use different colour / texture combinations to best accent and "lift" each individual specimen. Cheers Andrew

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In reply to ormdig, 5 months ago

May I suggest taking a leaf out of the picture framer's book? For the colour panel/s inside the frame, they often colour / texture match to each specific painting / picture. The idea is to accentuate whatever is desired and you will find that they carry an extensive range of colour and texture combinations to achieve their optimum "look". For a cataloging process, some kind of neutral uniformity is best, I believe.

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In reply to dave gaines, 5 months ago

Thanks Dave, all good food for thought. I do not believe there is a numbering system currently in place, just a variety of "data labels" next to each specimen. When I find out more about whether this project could / should "dovetail" into an existing or planned database, we can make more informed decisions. Cheers Andrew

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In reply to PHXAZCRAIG, 5 months ago

Many thanks for some interesting thinking, Craig. That could well be the way to go...

As commented to an earlier post, I still haven't completed the "due diligence" om whether there is an existing or planned system of cataloging in place for SE Asia. IF so, as we are interested in supporting scientific research, we will almost certainly comply with that system's cataloging procedures. If not, I could use another system existing elsewhere as a "template" from which to design our own.

Due to the large number of images planned, and my desire not to apply for permanent residency in Asia, my goal is to absolutely minimise the time taken to photograph 10,000+ specimens for cataloging and database entry purposes. Cheers Andrew

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Re: butterfly collection & R1C1 macro twin flash
In reply to StillLearning, 5 months ago

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TQGroup wrote:

Peter, the D600 has high speed synch capabilities that can be set up in the camera's menu. In effect, the flash fires a series of very short "partial" bursts to effect correct exposure and this technique can be very valuable over very short distances.

I apologise for not being able to get into my camera's menu at present and giving you the exact setting details; ... my D600 is being "re-shuttered" at Nikon Sydney for another week or two.

On my D7100 it is e1 flash sync 1/250 (Auto FP)

Thanks for the response . I am aware of the multi flash high sync. mode....for some reason I was thinking the 600 had something new....

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I do not want to plug a certain "reluctant millionaire", he's plenty good enough at self-promotion, but I find his collapsible light sphere very effective, convenient and portable... and not just for macro photography.

A few weeks ago, together with another friend we shot a large wedding in Melbourne for mutual friends. I had planned to use 4 x D910's on light stands with PW's for optimum lighting across the room. When we saw the size of the ballroom, we quickly realised we needed at least 8 and we didn't bring that many with us. So, we both had these lightspheres and the results we achieved with them on our D910's directly mounted on a D800 (his) / D600 (mine) using 24-70 F2.8 lenses were absolutely outstanding!

Another friend who's doing a lot of environmental portraiture also swears by the same manufacturer's "snoot"...

Just bought one! It will come in handy.

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Re: Nikon 105 for butterfly collection
In reply to TQGroup, 5 months ago

Too bad the youth today, are mostly so wrapped up and brain warped from their envelopment of idiot box video games, senseless music and ridiculous fashions. They will never notice the beauty of natures splendour.

Most parents often say that the music of the current generation is crappy, and in many instances this is so true today. But, oh well. What ever floats your pet GOAT!!

A butterfly for the modern generation...

I can hardly wait to venture into your butterfly parlour.

Chas

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In reply to Photofunster, 5 months ago

Photofunster wrote:

Too bad the youth today, are mostly so wrapped up and brain warped from their envelopment of idiot box video games, senseless music and ridiculous fashions. They will never notice the beauty of natures splendour.

Most parents often say that the music of the current generation is crappy, and in many instances this is so true today. But, oh well. What ever floats your pet GOAT!!

A butterfly for the modern generation...

I can hardly wait to venture into your butterfly parlour.

Chas

Hi Chas

I may not know art but I do know what I like. I like!

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Re: butterfly collection & R1C1 macro twin flash
In reply to Peter Damroth, 5 months ago

Peter Damroth wrote:

StillLearning wrote:

TQGroup wrote:

Peter, the D600 has high speed synch capabilities that can be set up in the camera's menu. In effect, the flash fires a series of very short "partial" bursts to effect correct exposure and this technique can be very valuable over very short distances.

I apologise for not being able to get into my camera's menu at present and giving you the exact setting details; ... my D600 is being "re-shuttered" at Nikon Sydney for another week or two.

On my D7100 it is e1 flash sync 1/250 (Auto FP)

Thanks for the response . I am aware of the multi flash high sync. mode....for some reason I was thinking the 600 had something new....

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Hi Peter

You are right it has... the "dirtiest" shutter in the business!

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Re: Like that diffuser
In reply to Peter Damroth, 5 months ago

Peter Damroth wrote:

TQGroup wrote:

I do not want to plug a certain "reluctant millionaire", he's plenty good enough at self-promotion, but I find his collapsible light sphere very effective, convenient and portable... and not just for macro photography.

A few weeks ago, together with another friend we shot a large wedding in Melbourne for mutual friends. I had planned to use 4 x D910's on light stands with PW's for optimum lighting across the room. When we saw the size of the ballroom, we quickly realised we needed at least 8 and we didn't bring that many with us. So, we both had these lightspheres and the results we achieved with them on our D910's directly mounted on a D800 (his) / D600 (mine) using 24-70 F2.8 lenses were absolutely outstanding!

Another friend who's doing a lot of environmental portraiture also swears by the same manufacturer's "snoot"...

Just bought one! It will come in handy.

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Hope it is good for you too... I find it works best most of the time with the flash head and diffuser dome pointing up.

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