Just a Beetle?
Another day out photo hunting or more like macro photo hunting that is. This is what I managed to snap. A dark brown beetle with white pattern lines on its back.
This time I managed not to black out the background and the greens around the beetle just make it a great contrast. The only thing that bugs me is the highlights on the beetle. It was shiny so exposing it was a little difficult moreover my editing skills are way out. I prefer to shoot it right and forget about the editing which I failed this time and many other times actually.
Camera, lens and flash data listed below for those who are interested.
Camera Maker : Canon
Camera Range : EOS
Camera Model : 7 D
Lens Maker : Canon
Lens Model : EOS EF-S 60 mm f2.8
Aperture Used : F 9
Shutter Speed : 1/80 seconds
ISO Speed Used : ISO 100
Exposure Compensation : 0 Step
Focal Length Used : 100 mm
Metering Mode Used : Pattern
Subject Distance : Can't Recall
Flash Used : Yes
Flash Mode : Compulsory
Flash Maker : Canon
Flash Model : Speedlite 430EX
Flash Position : Off Camera, E-TTL
Flash Trigger : ST-E2 IR Speedlite Transmitter
Exposure Program : Manual
White Balance : Auto
Camera mounted on a home made bracket. Flash mounted on bracket handle attached to a flash ballhead. Homemade diffuser was used.
Who am I? Call me a photo enthusiast. A lover of good photography, a lover of macro and close ups and even a black and white fan. Let's all just snap away and enjoy nature as it is.