NW River Landing

I met my dad this weekend for a hike at the Northwest river state park in Chesapeake, Va. We found a large amount of swamp lilies, but I only had my mp-e 65, so I just shot bugs. I did get very lucky and found a cold dragonfly, who let me get close enough for some 5x shots.

All of these were taken with my Canon 5d Mark II, Canon mp-e 65, and the Canon mt-24 ex twin flashes. The light is pretty hard, especially at 5x. I need to heavily diffuse these flashes. The 16 layers of tracing paper doesn’t seem to do enough.

 

Dragonfly at 1x

Dragonfly at 1x

Dragonfly at 4x

Dragonfly at 4x

 This next photo is a stack of two shots taken at 5x. Stacked manually with photoshop.

Dragonfly stack at 5x

Dragonfly stack at 5x

Not sure what this bug is, i need to find my id books

Same bug as above but at 2.5x. I love those water drops

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