[tn-moths] Re: flash recommendation

  • From: Larry McDaniel <larrycmcd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-moths <tn-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:05:33 -0400

Sometimes I use a monopod. Usually I go free hand to get better angles and to 
move quicker. I'm looking forward to trying Ken's recommended camera settings. 
He gets great pictures.  Larry McDaniel

From: innisfreehorses@xxxxxxxxxx
To: tn-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tn-moths] Re: flash recommendation
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 20:06:27 -0400

With some of the contortions I go through to get moth pix, a tripod could be a 
hazard.  LOL  My pix are pretty much for ID purposes only.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: klight10@xxxxxxxxxxx 
To: tn-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 3:05 PM
Subject: [tn-moths] Re: flash recommendation

Yeah, having shaky hands at midnight is not a good thing! Do you have a 
tripod?I got an LED head light a couple of weeks ago, but I just use it so I 
can focus in areas that my porch light won't reach. I don't like the funky 
color that the LED bulbs make, it's too blue. Plus, it is really irritating to 
have moths flying around your face to reach the light when you are trying to 
focus! :-0 I really want to balance the light on both sides of the moth too, 
which the straight-on flashes won't do. I thought that Ray Flash attachment 
would do the trick, but it doesn't. We're never satisfied with what we have, 
are we? :) 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean Obrist" <innisfreehorses@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: tn-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:42:56 PM
Subject: [tn-moths] Re: flash recommendation

Kris, I have a Canon Rebel XT with a Sigma 28-70 lens.  I turn the flash off, 
and use a Coleman headlamp with 33 power light.  It has a lower light setting 
which I use on white moths.  I learned this combo from Audrey.  Most of the 
time, I let the camera focus automatically.  (I need a good macro moth lens.)
If my pix are blurry, it's just my shaky hands at midnight.  LOL
Jean Obrist

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: klight10@xxxxxxxxxxx 
  To: tn-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 9:46 AM
  Subject: [tn-moths] flash recommendation

  I have not been real happy with my macro flash shots on some of my moth 
photos. I have a Nikon D90 with a 105mm macro lens. I have been using my 
built-in flash, my hot-shoe flash, and an added RayFlash ring attachment. Some 
of you have incredibly sharp close-up shots that I would like to get. Do any of 
you use the dual flash attachments for close-up shots? If so, and you are a 
Nikon shooter, which one do you use? I've seen different models at different 
price ranges. Thanks for any advice!

  Kris Light
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