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12/10/2012 ~ Weevils Wobble ...

... but they won't stand still!

 

This cheeky chap was wandering about our hall quite happily, blissfully unaware of our two cats prowling around nearby. I decided to "rescue" it and bring a little bit of the garden indoors for it to enjoy ... although I did spoil that by then mithering it for a while.

 

I set everything up before bringing the weevil into play but once I did he simply would not stand still and eventually I got a shot simply by leaving him alone then coming back later once he had settled and working with the positioning that he himself had chosen - that worked quite well as once he was settled he would stay put for quite a while.

 

The setup for this shot was an SB-900 mounted on a tripod and pointing vertically upwards with a softbox attached without the front screen. I then balanced a diffuser panel on top and the leaves on top of that. The SB-900 was set manually to a lowish power although I cannot remember what and I have since changed it. I then fitted a couple of SB-R200s to the lens and fired them in TTL mode. The lens was a 105mm macro with a 20mm extension tube attached and the shot was taken at 1/250 @ f/11

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Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.

 

This picture is #12 in my October Challenge project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the October Challenge Flickr Group page.

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Taken on October 12, 2012