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    MORE white box photography of tobacco hornworms

    I posted more photos of tobacco hornworms on my blog today...the third post in a row about these critters...I definitely need to find something different to shoot! LOL!

    Today’s blog was about using a white box to get photos that have a natural background rather than pure white. Here are two examples: one with a pure green background, and the other with the caterpillar on a leaf. I really like the obviously natural background provided by the leaf. Mind you, I probably have a bias toward these shots as I have used this technique so much in the past. It was standard practice on my trips to the Amazon.

    Any feedback as to which photo you like better would be much appreciated.

    EC
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    hornworm green background close Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr


    hornworm on leaf Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

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    Love these! I would like to get a white box myself. I just don't know where to start.

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    I like the 1st one. Both are nice pics though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    I like the 1st one. Both are nice pics though.
    Thanks, I appreciate the feedback!

    EC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon View Post
    Love these! I would like to get a white box myself. I just don't know where to start.
    It's super easy...just go to Staples and buy 3 20" x 30" pieces of foam core (like these: http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/ca...arch=foam+core) and a largeish piece of white paper. With those pieces, a razor blade and some tape and you will have a white box put together in about 5 minutes. I posted some diagrams on my blog a while back:

    http://macrocritters.wordpress.com/2...soma-tiaratum/

    Cheers,
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    Nice animal, very good pictures too. Thanks for sharing!

    Maiden

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    Prefer the first one. Your photos are always fun and interesting.

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