This shot was taken a few months ago on a nice breezy Sunday morning. I had started my escapade around 6:30 in the morning. This lucky shot came in about an hour later around 7:33am (as per file records). I was lying on the grass, flat on my stomach in a sniper's pose, hand-holding the entire bulk of the A77 and the Manual M42 Bellows + Extension tubes set and Rodenstock lens reversed. Attached to my camera was my HVL-F58AM flash with my traditional Macro reflector/ diffuser atop the flash, set on manual at 1/8th power. Another Yongnuo YN560 manual flash was mounted on a mini light stand with a diffuser set as an optical slave on 1/8th power setting, inverted and rotated all the way down to be about 4 inches over the area I was photographing. My target were the tiny droplets of water on the fine grass blades. As I determined the focus and was ready to take the shot... this tiny intruder came up on the grass blades for a stroll.... Superb timing I must say... Ended up with this lucky shot. ; )) Sometimes, bending down this low, is the only way to conquer!! ; )) Image Taken Hand Held Camera: Sony Alpha A77 Lens Set Up: Rodenstock Eurygon 60mm lens, Reversed on a Pentax M42 Mount Auto Bellows II unit and extension tubes set. Flash: Dual Flash set up. Sony HVL-F58AM camera mounted with DIY Macro Reflector/Diffuser + Yongnuo YN 560 in Slave Mode with Diffuser, mounted on a small light stand, Inverted and low towards the target area Aperture: f/16 on the lens. Effective aperture around f/60 due to extension. Shutter Speed: 1/60/s ISO: 400
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