MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan, PPSA  

Big Headed Ground Beetle by MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan, PPSA

October 2020 - Big Headed Ground Beetle

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Portrait of a dead Big Headed Ground Beetle was taken with macro focus stacking techniques. Nearly 100 shots for this photo. I believe I have to practice more for improvement. Please give me suggestions.

Camera: Canon EOS R
Lens: Canon MP-E 65mm Macro
Shutter: 1/100
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 320

8 comments posted

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
I like the dark-on-dark look. The image appears sharp. I might try lightening up some of the really dark areas where it looks like the detail is gone.   Posted: 10/07/2020 09:22:39
MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Thank you. Agree with you. I have to change the light setup for get more details .   Posted: 10/07/2020 09:23:59

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
The lighting makes this look very ominous - armored and ready to face all challengers. Great stack.

Can you tell us a bit about how you prepared the beetle before photographing it?   Posted: 10/16/2020 13:01:08
MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Thank you :)

After collect the dead beetle i keep it on a box and before taking photograph I have to put its on a hot water and close that box for 1 to 2 hours. After that I being it on a plain space to spread it's legs and and keep it like that by using pin . Then i keep that for another day and then release all the pin . Later I used on pin to hold it on my Hands Soldering Aid . On the back i used black paper and also used twin LED Book Lights .   Posted: 10/16/2020 16:18:51
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
These are important steps for macro photography like this. Thanks for sharing. d:¬{D   Posted: 10/16/2020 16:29:37
MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
You welcome :)   Posted: 10/16/2020 16:30:15

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
That was quite a process! I really like the dark on dark aspect. And Tom's right, it looks very ominous.   Posted: 10/16/2020 17:00:54

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
Great image. Fair play to you for all the trouble you took.
I adjusted the levels a bit and burned the highlights in Photoshop and brought out some details in Luminar4   Posted: 10/17/2020 04:32:21
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