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#1 Pajjpen

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

A video I shot during a weeks stay in Anilao. First ever dedicated macro trip.
I very much welcome constructive criticism!



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:21 AM

Awesome film, Pajjpen! Sharp focus and great stability. I am curious to know how much of this was captured using a tripod vs. freehand. I loved the supermacro shots of the seahorse at 2:04 and the wire coral shrimp at 3:34. I also really liked the nudibranch shots starting at 2:31 where they stand out against the dark background. I am sure that Dustin Adamson would be proud!

 

Your filming skills are much greater than mine so I do not have any advice to offer in that regard. However, as a viewer, I like to see some action shots interspersed with the still macro footage to liven up the pace. I also like a few establishing shots above and below the water to set the context. You have a lot of great footage so I imagine that you may have foregone this to keep your film under the 4-minute mark. In any case, great work!


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#3 Pajjpen

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:53 AM

Awesome film, Pajjpen! Sharp focus and great stability. I am curious to know how much of this was captured using a tripod vs. freehand. I loved the supermacro shots of the seahorse at 2:04 and the wire coral shrimp at 3:34. I also really liked the nudibranch shots starting at 2:31 where they stand out against the dark background. I am sure that Dustin Adamson would be proud!
 
Your filming skills are much greater than mine so I do not have any advice to offer in that regard. However, as a viewer, I like to see some action shots interspersed with the still macro footage to liven up the pace. I also like a few establishing shots above and below the water to set the context. You have a lot of great footage so I imagine that you may have foregone this to keep your film under the 4-minute mark. In any case, great work!

Thanks! I appreciate it.
All my shots are with an xit404 tripod :) I too am a big fan of the dark backgrounds, and Dustin has been an inspiration to that for sure!
I get your point about action shots but during my stay there was no good opportunity to shoot wide angle as the conditions were bad (I did however do some fake camera movements to liven the shots up a bit)
As far as shots above the water I had planned to use my drone but it malfunctioned and didn’t work properly for the whole duration of the trip, hopefully fixed by may when I head to lembeh and Ambon.

You’re right tho, a lot of footage and trying to keep it at a maximum of 4 mins is hard sometimes, one of those good problems to have haha!

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:53 AM

Wow I enjoyed that greatly. I think you have a real talent for macro. The exposure and lighting are spot on and some very interesting framing.

I loved how you can see the eyes inside the mantis shrimps eggs.

 

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:00 PM

Wow I enjoyed that greatly. I think you have a real talent for macro. The exposure and lighting are spot on and some very interesting framing.
I loved how you can see the eyes inside the mantis shrimps eggs.
 
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Thank you swink, I appreciate it!
I did enjoy macro a lot, doing more in May!


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 02:55 AM

A pleasure to watch!

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:57 PM

I'll echo what everyone else said. Particularly liked that you included some on-blue background shots.



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:06 AM

Hi,
great shots!
Have you used "my" 60mm? Or what lens / diopter combination?
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:05 AM

I'll echo what everyone else said. Particularly liked that you included some on-blue background shots.

Thank u very much. Yeah the seahorse shots are some of my favorite :)

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Hi,
great shots!
Have you used "my" 60mm? Or what lens / diopter combination?
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Haha I did! I used your 60mm along with a subsee +5. Getting a subsee +10 for the next trip and will try to get some closer closeups

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

Very impressive opening!!

Love it



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:50 AM

This is insanely impressive, I love the black background and the pure emotions you get out of them by framing the fish completely. Very well done.

 

Seems like the Subsee +5 will do for most conditions? My smallest subject would probably be "shaun the sheep" or the blenny, and it seems OK for that?

 

I have a 105mm on a crop.

 

Did you use a 60mm on a crop with a +5?



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:24 AM

This is insanely impressive, I love the black background and the pure emotions you get out of them by framing the fish completely. Very well done.
 
Seems like the Subsee +5 will do for most conditions? My smallest subject would probably be "shaun the sheep" or the blenny, and it seems OK for that?
 
I have a 105mm on a crop.
 
Did you use a 60mm on a crop with a +5?

Thank you! I also am a fan of the black backgrounds haha.
Yeah the +5 will do as long as u can get close enough, some Shaun the sheeps were too small but if u find a bigger one like I did it’s fine.

I’m using a 60mm Olympus on a mft body with the +5 when I need it, so its a 120mm 35mm equivalent.