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Some of today's setup
I have a small aluminium dolly in the middle (I stretched some white polythene over it to help with the light and it still turns with a slight touch)
The 4 led torches were a bargain at B&Q (50p each)
Bit of thick garden wire and a small magnet from point of sale material ( get all these bits working for a design organisation 😀😀)
The clamp is again from point of sale stock
The base is an old metal bookend with a sheet of paper over it. Magnets stick and the wire is easily bent.
The LEDs really only help in the composition as all the light required is from the flash.
This wasp was quite happy staying put and had no intention of flying away !! So got loads of shots.
Putting different objects just behind gave all sorts of different colours (no expensive set up on this one) with bits I had and torches bought the whole thing cost £2 😀😀
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Trying out my new macro filters for the first time..

#the_crimson_distraction #backyard_garden  
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Barry Burgard

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Trying a different look for me and seeking input.  This is a kind of washed look overall with the eyes at the original unwashed intensity and the hair of the 3 year old in the back somewhere between washed and original.  Thank you for any and all comments and suggestions.
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Thanks +Gary Corken​
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Paulami Banerjee

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Annapurna Puja at my place..
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Bretta Elmore

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We split our hive the other day.... took some frames out as we did not need the extra super on top after the split!!! This is one of the frames of Honey.... I back-lit it so the full range of color could be seen!!!!
 I think it is a beautiful view of what honey bees do!!! They are spectacular craftsmen and  natural artist!!!!
No editing, except Watermark! =)
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Thank you +Marcy Pivin !! =)
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Sunil Thokal

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Oriental Magpie Robin
Alibag, Maharashtra, India
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Think I'd be tempted to crop in a tad more to lose some of the busy nests and smaller brackeny branches to bottom right, however I love the negative space and the composition generally :)
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Dani Eberbach

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My first attempt at some simple self portraits inside a covered bridge. I feel like I'm really bad at posing myself. What are your suggestions?
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I quite like this as is to be honest - the white does distract slightly but without off camera flash to help balance the ambient light this is a great capture - I feel you need to be MORE of the frame though - you're the subject not the bridge ;)
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At the Baltic Sea and waiting for a great sundown. 
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Dani Eberbach

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"Fainting Rose." My Valentine's Day present from my husband is wilted now, but I still think it's pretty. Let me know your thoughts about this photo. Is it interesting? Taken in natural window light against a plain wall.

#rose   #flowers   #wiltedflower  
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Probably be tempted to square crop with the rose stem coming up from the bottom Left hand corner of the frame, colour is good and there is a definite fascination with flowers over their WHOLE blooming cycle for me :D
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Mark Lynch (Lynchy)

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Pete Lebow

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Hiya, this group looks cool indeed - I've recently become disheartened by "other" social media groups and the fluffy bunny oohs and aaaahs so decided to give G+ a go! I LOVE photography and am trying every genre out until my niche(s) and style(s) fall out... Have been shooting since I was 7 but seriously only the last 2 years, so twenty- he he hem.... mumble mumble years of not much and then I got a DSLR, although  I have genuinely come to believe that whatever camera you have with you is the best and as of January this year have decided to make Composition king in my images.  I look forward to seeing, commenting and discussing our images in here.
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Yes that too! Amazing how many people don't realize how valuable EXIF data is!
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Yesterday I was able to photograph a Queen wasp but had to subdue her by chilling in the freezer as she was a bit lively (pics in my "Wasps" album)
Today a smaller wasp was sleepy in my garden bin cupboard due to it being so cold. With trusty bug box I brought it inside and made a quick setup. To my surprise even when it warmed up it had no intention of flying so for over an hour it was quite happy to pose for me.
I decided to share some of the shots and the setup I used.
I have a small aluminium dolly in the middle (I stretched some white polythene over it to help with the light and it still turns with a slight touch)
The 4 led torches were a bargain at B&Q (50p each)
Bit of thick garden wire and a small magnet from point of sale material ( get all these bits as I work for a design organisation 😀😀)
The clamp is again from point of sale stock
The base is an old metal bookend with a sheet of paper over it.
Magnets stick to the bookend and the wire is easily bent.
The LEDs really only help in the composition as all the light required is from the flash. Canon 650d, Sigma 105mm macro lens speedlight with soft box on a joby tripod. ISO 100, F7.2, 1/125s with flash triggered by remote.
This wasp was quite happy staying put and had no intention of flying away !! So got loads of shots.
Putting different objects just behind gave all sorts of different colours (no expensive set up on this one) with bits I had and torches bought the whole thing cost £2 😀😀
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Paulami Banerjee

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During the 'Boron' ceremony before she was taken away for immersion in the holy waters of the Ganges..
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Aaron Herman

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I took this on a foggy morning at sunrise, but it didn't come out as intended. The fog on the right had an amazing glow as the rising sun came through it, but here it's blown way out. Is there a technique I can use to prevent or fix this, either in camera or in processing?
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Thanks +Frank Walsh​. I admit I often overlook what part of the scene I need to expose for in order for it to come out properly, ill have to work on that! I havent done any HDR work with multiple shots as you suggest, but definitely something to try in the future!
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Stephen Brown

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Grandfather Mountain... The view from the top
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Alwin Christo

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Spotted finch.. Valuable critiques requested.
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Wow - such colours, to my eye I'd have liked the wire rope to leave the frame equidistant from the corners but thats just my own sense of balance / symmetry.  Love the strength of the composition and the colouring is great,
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Stephen Brown

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Nice deep colors. It seemed to have its bottom cut a bit too tight I feel. Also something people will or might say as they have on my building is the lean of it. The lense makes them look like that. 
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Dani Eberbach

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My husband with an evening sunbeam. Thoughts about this image? Is the lens flare distracting? Is it annoying to see the balcony railing outside the window?
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Not 100% straight but then I'm overly subjective to tilty tilty :) - I like the flare and wonder if you add some warmth to the bright area it would give the golden hour effect more oomph :)
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Sunil Thokal

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Ultramarine Flycatcher
Alibag, Maharashtra, India
22 Feb 2015
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