Tim’s Daily Photo #35- Speaking in Tongues III

The Daily Photo #35- February 4th, 2016

By Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com

Speaking in Tongues III

Canon 5DSR, Canon MP­E65mm 1­5X Macro | ISO 1600 ­ 1/100 @ f/16 | Canon MT­24EX Macro Flash, 2X Sto­Fen MT­24EX Diffusers
Canon 5DSR, Canon MP­E65mm 1­5X Macro | ISO 1600 ­ 1/100 @ f/16 |
Canon MT­24EX Macro Flash, 2X Sto­Fen MT­24EX Diffusers

Okay this will be the last Orchid image for a while, but I just couldn’t resist. The Orchids are back at the Franklin Park Conservatory and so am I.

ISO 1600 ­ 1/100 @ f/16

Gear used:

In this image I have significantly increased the ISO in comparison to the last two I have shared. I was looking to register more of the ambient light (and thus the green foliage in the background) than I was in those two shots. The resulting image gives me a softer colored background as a result. I am a huge fan of controlling the ambient background in macro shots at will, I feel it gives me another layer of creative control, without having to bring anything extra with me. The natural by­-product of increasing the ISO is the need to dial back the power of the flashes. I am a firm believer in Manual Exposure mode, as it makes setting these shots up a lot easier.

TJ Hansen

Photographer at MPEX.com

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