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My Macro Rig - DIFFUSER INFO

This is my current macro setup with my home made diffusers.
Canon 5DMkII, MP-E 65mm macro lens, MT-24EX Twin light macro flash.

I sourced my diffuser material from old LCD module backlights. It's basically thin flexible clouded plastic. Possibly a similar material could be sourced from a scrapbooking store.

A little bit of thinking and experimentation.
1 1st stage diffuser, takes some of the harshness out of the light source.
2 Yep, 2nd stage diffuser, as large as I could get it without blocking 3.
3 The 'modelling lights', very handy at 5X, actually they're necessary.

Note the surface at diffuser 2 ... larger apparent light size = softer edges.

#Macro   #MPE65   #MT24EX   #5DMarkII  
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Coelophora inaequalis 1
F11 - 1/160 - ISO 100 - MT24EX - MP-E 65mm
This guy is only 5mm in size. So his head is ... small :-)
#Macro #Ladybird #MPE65
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Fly
F11 - 1/160 - ISO 100 - MT24EX - MP-E 65mm
It's Monday .. try and contain your excitement .. have a good week :-)
#Macro #Fly #MPE65
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clean up
F11 - 1/160 - ISO 100 - MT24EX - MP-E 65mm
finished eating ... time for cleaning :-)
#Macro #MPE65

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90K+
Over 90,000 followers and looking forward to cracking the 100K.
BIG welcome to those new here and a big THANKS to YOU all, the macro lovers on G+
I've pinned info on my macro rig setup and a link to the entire album at the top of this collection. Have a blessed day .. week .. smile lots :-)
#Macro #MPE65
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little suckers
F11 - 1/160 - ISO 100 - MT24EX - MP-E 65mm
Inside this aphids visible mouth are two even tinier hypodermic needle-like mouth parts used to suck sap from the plant. It's also interesting to note the aphids compound eye structure :-)
#Macro #Aphid #MPE65
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overcrowding
F11 - 1/160 - ISO 100 - MT24EX - MP-E 65mm
Aphids sense overcrowding when they bump into each other too often. This prompts the next generation to become winged aphids :-)
#Macro #Aphid #MPE65
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wingless aphid
F11 - 1/160 - ISO 100 - MT24EX - MP-E 65mm
These two larger white aphids were amongst the many other typical green ones on a miniature rose bush. Some Google research indicates they're properly Stem Mothers :-)
#Macro #Aphid #MPE65
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inquisitive ant
F11 - 1/125 - ISO 100 - MT24EX - MP-E 65mm
Tiny little black ant ... checking out some sticky saliva :-)
#Macro #Ant #MPE65
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Fruit Fly - Tephritidae family
F11 - 1/125 - ISO 100 - MT24EX - MP-E 65mm
This guy is very small ... approx 3mm body length.
Love those big red eyes :-)
#Macro #Fly #MPE65

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