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Bumblebee in Basil VIII by dalantech Bumblebee in Basil VIII by dalantech
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/20, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 37mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (+1/3 FEC) with head "A" set as the key and head "B" as the fill. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: I used a syringe to inject 2:1 sugar syrup into a Basil flower. Ignore the shutter -the flash is the only significant light source on the subject. I dragged the shutter to expose the background. I shot this scene with the camera held horizontally but framed it, and adjusted the position of the flash heads, for a vertical shot. To me it's easier to take portraits with the camera held in a landscape orientation.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!! Your idea of adding a sugar solution to flower is genius...simple but effective! Well done
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Kitsuchan59 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
My critique: Way Cool!  I prefer a slightly longer macro lens to gain more working distance. Mine is a Nikon 110 mm  
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dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The larger the diffuser the better the diffusion of the light, and the size of the diffuser is relative to the subject. So since you have to get the diffuser close to the subject to get good diffusion, and getting the diffuser close also keeps the duration of the flash as short as possible (to help freeze motion and get sharper images) you're better off with a short focal length lens when using a flash as the primary light source. If you're using a flash then the extra working distance of that 110mm lens is actually working against you...
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Kitsuchan59 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Ah, I see.  Thank you. 
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 70D
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 22, 2015, 10:17:16 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
14mm

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