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Image & Video Galleries => Macro => Topic started by: kirispupis on December 10, 2012, 02:53:15 PM

Title: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: kirispupis on December 10, 2012, 02:53:15 PM
I see that hardly anyone is posting in the macro topic.  Thought I would liven it up with a few water drop shots from the last week.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8249436174_e7fc18af29.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8249436174/)
Magic Lamp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8249436174/#) by CalevPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/calevphoto/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8255375901_b1bd4323d1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8255375901/)
Barista (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8255375901/#) by CalevPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/calevphoto/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8484/8260674464_4f987aeefb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8260674464/)
A Window Into It (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8260674464/#) by CalevPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/calevphoto/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/8253948298_1e1c97bde2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8253948298/)
The Goblet of Drops (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8253948298/#) by CalevPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/calevphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: Kernuak on December 10, 2012, 05:34:29 PM
There aren't too many insects for me to photograph at the moment and I don't have the patience for water drops :P. Actually, insect numbers have been low over here this year, due to the very wet year. It's nice to see something a little different with the water drops, usually they all look pretty much the same, just in different colours, you've managed to get some interesting shapes.
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: Kernuak on December 10, 2012, 05:37:48 PM
Here are a couple of recent ones.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8328/8113256527_6942be13bf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8113256527/)
Female Common Hawker Head (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8113256527/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8113257909_83c6acf31b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8113257909/)
Cladonia Lichen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8113257909/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: kirispupis on December 10, 2012, 06:57:37 PM
Very nice.  I have also spent some time photographing abstract nature this time of year.  They are very common right now with our wet weather in the PNW.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8252876877_961064122d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8252876877/)
Shroomworld (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8252876877/#) by CalevPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/calevphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: verysimplejason on December 13, 2012, 12:03:03 AM
Not my pics but I found them really "WOW".  These are just some of the images that I aspire to get.  I shared them for inspiration.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/pipoujid/popular-interesting/ (http://www.flickriver.com/photos/pipoujid/popular-interesting/)
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: Forceflow on December 13, 2012, 06:46:36 AM
Haven't been shooting much lately, but here are my latest macros:

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/246/b/c/always_busy____by_christophmaier-d5dfp5f.jpg)

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/211/3/a/bee_macro_ii_by_christophmaier-d595jki.jpg)
(Love the detail in the bees eyes here, make sure to view it at full size)

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/141/0/3/so_many_creepy_crawlers_by_christophmaier-d50ljx2.jpg)

Click to view them much larger.
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: Kernuak on December 15, 2012, 09:21:24 AM
It's surprisingly difficult to get the detail in bees' eyes for some reason, unlike most other insects. I'm assuming the facets are smaller in bees and wasps than true flies and dragonflies.
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: verysimplejason on December 15, 2012, 11:55:02 PM
It's surprisingly difficult to get the detail in bees' eyes for some reason, unlike most other insects. I'm assuming the facets are smaller in bees and wasps than true flies and dragonflies.

I think their eyes smoother than other insects.  I want to get a bigger picture but this bee is so small that it's only around 1 cm in length.  Shot using a 100mm USM non-L.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8443/7770830742_79bff1617c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: miah on December 17, 2012, 12:02:46 PM
Yahoo, today, posted a great gallery called In the Eye of the Beholder. Amazing macro shots. Check it out here:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-slideshow/suren-manvelyan-photo--1503405990.html (http://news.yahoo.com/photos/in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-slideshow/suren-manvelyan-photo--1503405990.html)
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: rpt on December 23, 2012, 02:15:32 AM
So here are 2 pictures I took with the 5D3 and 100L macro lens.
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1407/rpt7516.jpg) (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/rpt7516.jpg/)


Hung out to dry!
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4791/rpt7518.jpg) (http://img594.imageshack.us/i/rpt7518.jpg/)
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: Kernuak on December 23, 2012, 06:27:37 AM
So here are 2 pictures I took with the 5D3 and 100L macro lens.
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1407/rpt7516.jpg) (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/rpt7516.jpg/)


Hung out to dry!
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4791/rpt7518.jpg) (http://img594.imageshack.us/i/rpt7518.jpg/)
The wrapped up fly reminded me of one of my recent ones, it's the next stage on :P.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8098152490_7cdf290335.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8098152490/)
Arianella Spider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8098152490/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

And a bit more of the more gruesome side of nature.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7263/7728247650_f09d949b33.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7728247650/)
Ichneumonid Attack (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7728247650/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: rpt on December 23, 2012, 08:04:07 AM
So here are 2 pictures I took with the 5D3 and 100L macro lens.
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto


Hung out to dry!
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto

The wrapped up fly reminded me of one of my recent ones, it's the next stage on :P.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8098152490_7cdf290335.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8098152490/)
Arianella Spider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8098152490/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

That thing you see in the green sac is it inside the spider or behind the sac? What is it? How big was the spider? About 10mm?
Wow!

Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: rpt on December 23, 2012, 08:32:18 AM
@Kernauk - great insect shots

@kirispupis - really love the goblet water drops (#3) and was amazed to see that you shot it so slow (1/10s)

All of these pics are amazing -> you guys make me want to buy a 100mm macro lens
Buy it. You will not regret it. It is not just a macro lens. I love it. That fly wrap pic I would not have got with any other lens that I own.
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: Kernuak on December 23, 2012, 09:19:03 AM
So here are 2 pictures I took with the 5D3 and 100L macro lens.
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto


Hung out to dry!
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto

The wrapped up fly reminded me of one of my recent ones, it's the next stage on :P.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8098152490_7cdf290335.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8098152490/)
Arianella Spider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8098152490/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

That thing you see in the green sac is it inside the spider or behind the sac? What is it? How big was the spider? About 10mm?
Wow!
Thanks. I'm not sure which bit you mean, but the dark area is the web producing area on the base of the abdomen and the red patch is a marking just behind. According to Wikipedia, females are up to 8mm and males up to 5mm, from memory of the size, I would say it was probably a female. It was taken using the 5D MkIII and 100mm macro (non-IS), handheld with flash and cropped down to just under 4000 pixels to improve composition and give greater emphasis, before being reduced in size via transfer from my website to Flickr. I was probably just short of 1:1, as it gives me more leeway when focusing manually, in case I start leaning forward too far, so probably around 95% of life size. There was a slight breeze, which made the flash an essential part of the kit, as IS would have been useless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araniella_cucurbitina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araniella_cucurbitina)
http://www.eurospiders.com/Araniella_cucurbitina.htm (http://www.eurospiders.com/Araniella_cucurbitina.htm)

@Kernauk - great insect shots

Thanks, insects and spiders are where my real macro interests lie, although I also photograph the occasional plant and fungi when I find them.
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: jwilbern on December 23, 2012, 09:32:31 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8300584762_2576e12989_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/8300584762/)
Maple Grain (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/8300584762/#) by jwilbern (http://www.flickr.com/people/jwilbern/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: aylam on December 23, 2012, 09:39:08 AM
Dragonfly Ein-Gedi Israel.
Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: rpt on December 23, 2012, 10:03:38 AM
So here are 2 pictures I took with the 5D3 and 100L macro lens.
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto


Hung out to dry!
1/200s, f8, ISO 400, Flash auto

The wrapped up fly reminded me of one of my recent ones, it's the next stage on :P.

That thing you see in the green sac is it inside the spider or behind the sac? What is it? How big was the spider? About 10mm?
Wow!
Thanks. I'm not sure which bit you mean, but the dark area is the web producing area on the base of the abdomen and the red patch is a marking just behind. According to Wikipedia, females are up to 8mm and males up to 5mm, from memory of the size, I would say it was probably a female. It was taken using the 5D MkIII and 100mm macro (non-IS), handheld with flash and cropped down to just under 4000 pixels to improve composition and give greater emphasis, before being reduced in size via transfer from my website to Flickr. I was probably just short of 1:1, as it gives me more leeway when focusing manually, in case I start leaning forward too far, so probably around 95% of life size. There was a slight breeze, which made the flash an essential part of the kit, as IS would have been useless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araniella_cucurbitina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araniella_cucurbitina)
http://www.eurospiders.com/Araniella_cucurbitina.htm (http://www.eurospiders.com/Araniella_cucurbitina.htm)

@Kernauk - great insect shots

Thanks, insects and spiders are where my real macro interests lie, although I also photograph the occasional plant and fungi when I find them.
Thanks. That was great info. In the pics shown in the links you shared, I can see the red and dark areas in the spider photos taken from the underside - so it is not as gory as I imagined. May be I saw Alien more than thrice... ;)
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: rpt on December 23, 2012, 10:18:09 AM
@Kernauk - great insect shots

Thanks, insects and spiders are where my real macro interests lie, although I also photograph the occasional plant and fungi when I find them.
DB, You should see Kernauk's pics. They are great.

Kernuak, Your pictures inspire me. Thank you.
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: kirispupis on December 23, 2012, 10:39:24 AM
Springtails are very common right now.  I always found them to be rather cute.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8271792716_242ae36de9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8271792716/)
Portrait of a Springtail (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8271792716/#) by CalevPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/calevphoto/), on Flickr

Not sure what this is, but I found the patterns to be interesting.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8290579670_e251090002.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8290579670/)
Beetle Highways (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8290579670/#) by CalevPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/calevphoto/), on Flickr

Here's another water drop photo from yesterday
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8224/8300773432_02f5dbb89d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8300773432/)
The Bubbleship (http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/8300773432/#) by CalevPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/calevphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: rpt on December 23, 2012, 10:45:49 AM
Springtails are very common right now.  I always found them to be rather cute.


Not sure what this is, but I found the patterns to be interesting.


Here's another water drop photo from yesterday

May be - just may be - we (the persons on this forum) need to get a life - or a million - no? Yes? May be... My belief... Whatever... ;)

Enjoy! That is the elixir.


Title: Re: Is no one interested in macro?
Post by: Kernuak on December 23, 2012, 11:52:28 AM
@Kernauk - great insect shots

Thanks, insects and spiders are where my real macro interests lie, although I also photograph the occasional plant and fungi when I find them.
DB, You should see Kernauk's pics. They are great.

Kernuak, Your pictures inspire me. Thank you.
Thanks, that is probably just about the biggest accolade a photographer can have. One of my aims is always to try to show that things can be done differently and that you don't have to rely on Photoshop, so it's nice to know that I succeed sometimes.