new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Hoverfly (Syrphidae) | by Grzegorz Rogala
Back to photostream

Hoverfly (Syrphidae)

Tried something different this time and I have to say it worked pretty well. The weather was really crappy today so I got little natural light. Almost gave up at one point.

 

Set-up:

Nikon d750 + 2x teleconverter + 105mm + 50mm (reversed)

Two speedlights fired remotely from both sides onto a circular paper diffuser.

 

I read somewhere that when stacking lenses you should leave the main lens wide open and only step down the reversed lens for better results.

 

Stacked from 35 exposures in Zerene Stacker.

 

I think the quality can still be improved if I get rid of the teleconverter and use less glass. I'm still waiting for my Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 10x so stay tuned for more.

2,272 views
39 faves
16 comments
Taken on May 21, 2016