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Title: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 06, 2014, 05:20:16 PM
Macro of daffodil
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Post by: dpc on April 06, 2014, 05:21:08 PM
Macro of daffodil 2
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Post by: dpc on April 13, 2014, 06:37:14 PM
Closeup of cala lily.
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Post by: Jack Douglas on April 24, 2014, 11:07:55 PM
Not a macro but an orchid I shot today with the 300 II X1.4 III, 6D

Jack
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Post by: dpc on April 25, 2014, 07:57:38 PM
Not a macro but an orchid I shot today with the 300 II X1.4 III, 6D

Jack


Nice work. Like the colours.
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Post by: Click on April 25, 2014, 08:02:33 PM
Not a macro but an orchid I shot today with the 300 II X1.4 III, 6D

Jack


Well done Jack.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 25, 2014, 09:03:11 PM
Thanks guys.  My wife kinda forced me into it!  ;)

Going to try an Easter lilly next since it's nice and white.

Jack
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Post by: dpc on April 25, 2014, 09:32:11 PM
Detail of a tulip. I liked the colours.
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Post by: Click on April 25, 2014, 09:33:25 PM
Lovely colors dpc.
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Post by: dpc on April 25, 2014, 09:34:36 PM
Detail of cala lily.
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Post by: dpc on April 25, 2014, 09:35:51 PM
Lovely colors dpc.


Thanks.
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Post by: dpc on April 25, 2014, 09:38:05 PM
Cala lily again.
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Post by: Jack Douglas on April 26, 2014, 01:04:12 AM
Lovely shots dpc.  Makes me want to try harder.  Too bad a little more depth of field wasn't attainable.

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 09:34:08 AM
Lovely shots dpc.  Makes me want to try harder.  Too bad a little more depth of field wasn't attainable.

Jack


I did do some selective photo stacking using HeliconFocus with the daffodil pictures, but it was not my intention to produce an image with maximum depth of field. I often like to choose areas of sharpness and leave the rest unfocused to produce a more abstract effect. I'm not really happy with the orchid shot. The plant was located in a hotel lobby where the lighting wasn't the greatest and I didn't have a tripod (and I would have looked a bit odd if I had had one with me).
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 09:48:31 AM
Daffodil
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Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 09:49:14 AM
Daffodil
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Post by: Click on April 26, 2014, 09:58:16 AM
Daffodil

I really like this one. Nicely done dpc.
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Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 10:09:09 AM
Daffodil

I really like this one. Nicely done dpc.


Thanks
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Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 10:10:41 AM
Petal detail
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Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 10:11:39 AM
Petal detail 2
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Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 10:12:38 AM
Detail of daffodil
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Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 10:13:24 AM
Detail of daffodil
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Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 10:14:16 AM
Detail of lily
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Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 10:15:22 AM
Some kind of decorative grass
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on April 26, 2014, 05:39:02 PM
Some of my recent photos, 5D3/100L-IS_2.8 with Kenko 20mm extension tube.
Lady Slipper Orchids.
-r
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 26, 2014, 05:45:23 PM
Some of my recent photos, 5D3/100L-IS_2.8 with Kenko 20mm extension tube.
Lady Slipper Orchids.
-r


Nice
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on April 26, 2014, 06:01:19 PM
Some of my recent photos, 5D3/100L-IS_2.8 with Kenko 20mm extension tube.
Lady Slipper Orchids.
-r


Very nice series. Well done.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on April 26, 2014, 06:14:39 PM
Thanks dpc and Click!  Appreciate your comments.
I have one more.
-r
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 27, 2014, 01:29:56 AM
Here's one from two years ago when I was using a D5100 Nikon.  A great starter camera but not in the league of my 6D.  Still a shot I love.

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: nonac on April 27, 2014, 02:17:33 PM
A Lantana flower head prior to opening. The entire head with all the buds as you see it in the picture has a diameter of 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch.
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Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 04:27:09 PM
Purple haze
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Post by: cid on April 27, 2014, 04:42:00 PM
very nice thread, if you allow I'll add some of my recent works

all are shot with 5D mk III and 100L

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/68398073/948a3b646c69c18d000d278deae293e693e7c816/4.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65676001/f2f530f6b1d60b0795559ae1b8af62052b8b760b/4.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65644363/c84b9165bf6e8098ea1c37c26ee8542b15accdff/4.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65081383/efb9131eee3a48a23f79f0de2311580b317dc4a3/4.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/64685129/151813acda01f823f91aad0c27f7a10cf2b2e8cb/4.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 27, 2014, 06:20:09 PM
Nice samples being posted. 

Since I'm very new to this I'm wondering what it takes to get spectacular shots.  It seems to me that many flowers don't actually lend themselves to crisp lines or features such as one would get in shooting a bird, for example.  A typical flower has considerable depth and may have a shift in coloration that is subtle. 

Of course, when we view the flower in real life we recognize its beauty but for me anyway, when I see the shot afterwards it usually doesn't seem to deliver that punch.

Any thoughts, or am I the problem?

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 27, 2014, 06:21:27 PM
BTW I know I could benefit from having the Canon 100 macro - quite a lens!

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 07:21:54 PM
BTW I know I could benefit from having the Canon 100 macro - quite a lens!

Jack


Yes, the 100mm macro is very good. I'm attracted by the form and colour of flowers. Therefore, I tend to walk around them a lot or rotate the vase if I'm dealing with an arrangement, look at them from different angles and take lots of shots to see which ones produce a pleasing effect. Sometimes that means the whole flower but often it means a part of the flower, a line, a curve combined with attractive (to me anyway) coloration. You should use mirror lock-up, a remote shutter release and the self-timer function to prevent or minimize vibration and live view to frame your shots. I recommend you use manual focus, as well. To some extent what you get is a function of how much practice you get.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 07:30:11 PM
very nice thread, if you allow I'll add some of my recent works

all are shot with 5D mk III and 100L

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/68398073/948a3b646c69c18d000d278deae293e693e7c816/4.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65676001/f2f530f6b1d60b0795559ae1b8af62052b8b760b/4.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65644363/c84b9165bf6e8098ea1c37c26ee8542b15accdff/4.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65081383/efb9131eee3a48a23f79f0de2311580b317dc4a3/4.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/64685129/151813acda01f823f91aad0c27f7a10cf2b2e8cb/4.jpg)

Nice. I especially like the first one.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 08:54:33 PM
BTW I know I could benefit from having the Canon 100 macro - quite a lens!

Jack


Yes, the 100mm macro is very good. I'm attracted by the form and colour of flowers. Therefore, I tend to walk around them a lot or rotate the vase if I'm dealing with an arrangement, look at them from different angles and take lots of shots to see which ones produce a pleasing effect. Sometimes that means the whole flower but often it means a part of the flower, a line, a curve combined with attractive (to me anyway) coloration. You should use mirror lock-up, a remote shutter release and the self-timer function to prevent or minimize vibration and live view to frame your shots. I recommend you use manual focus, as well. To some extent what you get is a function of how much practice you get.

I should have added, of course, that a tripod is most useful.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 09:08:53 PM
Anthers
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Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 09:09:46 PM
Tulip
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Post by: Jack Douglas on April 27, 2014, 11:08:12 PM
Well, here's the Easter lilly I promised.  For what it's worth, this took a lot of fooling around! ;)

6D 300 II  6D 320th F10  ISO 800

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 27, 2014, 11:14:50 PM
This one's more backlit.

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 11:25:47 PM
Well, here's the Easter lilly I promised.  For what it's worth, this took a lot of fooling around! ;)

6D 300 II  6D 320th F10  ISO 800

Jack

Nice effect! Well done.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 11:37:03 PM
Tulip petal
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Post by: dpc on April 27, 2014, 11:37:36 PM
Daffodil
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Post by: Jack Douglas on April 27, 2014, 11:41:33 PM
Thanks dpc.  My supper got cold while I played around - only so much time when the sun will cooperate! ;)  My next flower shots will be when the outdoor varieties start to poke their heads up, a few weeks yet.

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: cid on April 28, 2014, 04:25:34 AM
very nice thread, if you allow I'll add some of my recent works

all are shot with 5D mk III and 100L

...

Nice. I especially like the first one.
thank you
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: cid on April 28, 2014, 04:36:03 AM
BTW I know I could benefit from having the Canon 100 macro - quite a lens!

Jack


Yes, the 100mm macro is very good. I'm attracted by the form and colour of flowers. Therefore, I tend to walk around them a lot or rotate the vase if I'm dealing with an arrangement, look at them from different angles and take lots of shots to see which ones produce a pleasing effect. Sometimes that means the whole flower but often it means a part of the flower, a line, a curve combined with attractive (to me anyway) coloration. You should use mirror lock-up, a remote shutter release and the self-timer function to prevent or minimize vibration and live view to frame your shots. I recommend you use manual focus, as well. To some extent what you get is a function of how much practice you get.

I should have added, of course, that a tripod is most useful.

Indeed 100mm (in my case) L version is excellent lens. I use it mostly handheld Av, AI Servo mode with 3x3 AF points focussing or zone focussing
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Jack56 on April 28, 2014, 07:12:04 AM
A few shots myself. Hope you'll like them. All shot with the 100mm L.
Can you rate them from 1 to 5? First is the best. Thanks!

(http://i.imgur.com/cR29v7Pl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a1BReTml.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VtJ6Nofl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xDWj17vl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SeA6hy5l.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 28, 2014, 09:42:06 AM
A few shots myself. Hope you'll like them. All shot with the 100mm L.
Can you rate them from 1 to 5? First is the best. Thanks!

(http://i.imgur.com/cR29v7Pl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a1BReTml.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VtJ6Nofl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xDWj17vl.jpg)


Very nice pictures! Very well done. Since I must rate them, I'd say #1 is the last picture, #2 is the second last picture, #3 is second picture, #4 is the first picture and #5 is the third picture.

(http://i.imgur.com/SeA6hy5l.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: kairos on April 28, 2014, 12:09:00 PM
Very nice pics guys...
here are some pics that I shot wit 60D and 100L,
really like this lens...
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on April 28, 2014, 12:19:56 PM
Very nice pics guys...
here are some pics that I shot wit 60D and 100L,
really like this lens...

Lovely shots kairos ...And welcome to CR   :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 28, 2014, 12:22:11 PM
Very nice pics guys...
here are some pics that I shot wit 60D and 100L,
really like this lens...


Beautiful work!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: SwnSng on April 28, 2014, 01:25:21 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/13347981005_e594ae207a_b.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/10943875233_26951838ca_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: kairos on April 28, 2014, 01:49:06 PM
Very nice pics guys...
here are some pics that I shot wit 60D and 100L,
really like this lens...


Beautiful work!

Thanks :)

Very nice pics guys...
here are some pics that I shot wit 60D and 100L,
really like this lens...

Lovely shots kairos ...And welcome to CR   :)

Thank you. Great knowledge here on forum and a lot of great shots ;)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 28, 2014, 04:31:28 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/13347981005_e594ae207a_b.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/10943875233_26951838ca_b.jpg)


Very nice. Keep posting.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 28, 2014, 04:47:05 PM
Tulip
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Post by: Jack56 on April 28, 2014, 05:08:33 PM
Nice one! Love the deep colour.
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Post by: dpc on April 28, 2014, 05:32:54 PM
Nice one! Love the deep colour.


Thanks.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: smallfries on April 28, 2014, 09:01:56 PM
Canon 1Dx, 100 mm F-2.8 IS
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Post by: dpc on April 28, 2014, 09:05:44 PM
Canon 1Dx, 100 mm F-2.8 IS


Nice. Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: wsmith96 on April 28, 2014, 11:31:40 PM
Indian paintbrush wildflowers.   Shot using T1i and 60mm EFS macro.   Let me know what you think :)

Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: knkedlaya on April 29, 2014, 01:11:55 AM
Lotus, 7D + 100 MM L f 2.8
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Post by: knkedlaya on April 29, 2014, 01:23:50 AM
Jasmin, 7D+100MM 2.8 L
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Post by: eyeland on April 29, 2014, 04:54:53 AM
Some really great shots here and there, nice work :)
I am still saving for a dedicated macro lens so for now I am experimenting with the poor-mans macro options. I don't really like using tubes (it doesn't feel safe to me in conjunction with the weight/size of my zooms) and the close-up filters really do degrade quality profusely. Either way, here are a few experiments with a <5$ 10dioptre close-up filter from ebay. Got bored while having tea in the garden of my in-laws so its all handheld @70mm - (no stacking obviously).
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Post by: eyeland on April 29, 2014, 05:07:08 AM
Few more of the same
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Post by: dpc on April 29, 2014, 10:13:54 AM
Indian paintbrush wildflowers.   Shot using T1i and 60mm EFS macro.   Let me know what you think :)


Hi! Very nice colours. I would try to concentrate my photo on one aspect of the scene rather than everything. For example, one particularly well formed flower or some aspect of a flower (i.e.: petal, anther, stem) that really seems to pop out at you. That way you have a more central 'theme' to grab the viewers attention.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 29, 2014, 10:31:36 AM
Lilies
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Post by: Dukinald on May 04, 2014, 08:16:11 PM
May Flowers !
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Post by: gary samples on May 04, 2014, 10:33:11 PM
1Dx
100mm 2.8 macro
twin mt-24ex
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 05, 2014, 01:01:19 AM
From last summer (no bees here yet this year).  Not quite macro but it is a flower and a bee.

6D 300 X2 1600th F10 ISO 1600

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Sporgon on May 08, 2014, 12:24:17 PM
From last summer (no bees here yet this year).  Not quite macro but it is a flower and a bee.

6D 300 X2 1600th F10 ISO 1600

Jack

Good shot Jack !

Here are some of mine shot on various lenses and camera bodies
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 08, 2014, 01:37:01 PM
Thanks Sporgon.  I think flowers are challenging to get that wow factor as opposed to birds.  You do well.

Here's some more experimenting with light and flowers.

Jack
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: traingineer on May 09, 2014, 10:14:38 PM
7D+105mm Macro.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dcm on May 09, 2014, 10:55:38 PM
Tried my macro setup for hiking - handheld EOS M with (crfm1) 22mm + FOTGA 16mm extension tube at f/8 ISO 400 on sunny day, (crfm3,crfm4) EF-S 55-250 IS STM at 250mm + 500D closeup lens at f/11 ISO 200 on cloudy day.  Resized 50%.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: jrista on May 10, 2014, 07:36:30 PM
Wow, this is a fantastic thread! Such amazing work, from everyone!

I can't wait till the next round of flowers bloom in my yard. I haven't had any flower macro action for over eight months. :P
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: danski0224 on May 11, 2014, 04:38:33 PM
Ooh, can I play too? Taken with a Canon 1D (original) and 100 L macro, all JPEG SOOC...
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: gnl.weirdness on May 14, 2014, 06:44:40 PM
My first attempt at a flower macro, sucker is a bit smaller than a dime. 100mm 2.8l and 5dmkiii. 2 images stacked, need to work on micro focus pulling a bit more. You can see it's not entirely focused, but I am more than happy with the results :: )
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: gary samples on May 15, 2014, 08:43:04 PM
1Dx
100mm f/13
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on June 07, 2014, 08:06:32 PM
Lily
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Post by: dpc on June 07, 2014, 08:07:53 PM
Water droplets on leaves
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Post by: dpc on June 07, 2014, 08:09:21 PM
This may be taking minimalism too far, but I like orange.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: cid on June 08, 2014, 07:24:10 AM
Lily
this one is really awesome
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: parsek on June 08, 2014, 08:21:45 AM
Hi Everyone!

My first post after lurking here for a long while. Here is my latest "flower" macro. Nothing but shed petals though, I hope it qualifies. Extension tube EF12 II on 135L.

 :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Badger on June 08, 2014, 08:23:08 AM
So, not a macro, but I'm getting the itch! The 100L is on my list. DPC, nice job! I do have a couple of questions. I'm embarrassed that I don't know this, but, what is the purpose of an extension tube? If you already have a macro lens, would you still use one? DPC, what aperture range do you use for your pictures? Also, using mirror lock up, tripod, and timer, what shutter speed? Does it still need to be super fast?
Great shots everyone!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Badger on June 08, 2014, 08:27:28 AM
I think its time to bite the bullet and get a Macro lens!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: nda on June 08, 2014, 10:30:04 AM
Great thread, some wonderful pics, too many to mention :)

6d 100l Rose
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: knkedlaya on June 08, 2014, 12:16:53 PM
Anther and filaments of Gulmohar flower
100mm L f2.8 + 25 mm extension tube
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: cid on June 08, 2014, 01:50:41 PM
one of mine, shot today with 100L and 5DmkIII, hoya polarizer
cropped a little bit, added vigneting and corrected white balance
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/73058129/dabf7c3543e3e3fff3368547c39fe8e9733d4619/4.jpg)
on 500px (http://500px.com/photo/73058129/in-the-sun-by-matej-sokol")
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on June 08, 2014, 09:38:10 PM
So, not a macro, but I'm getting the itch! The 100L is on my list. DPC, nice job! I do have a couple of questions. I'm embarrassed that I don't know this, but, what is the purpose of an extension tube? If you already have a macro lens, would you still use one? DPC, what aperture range do you use for your pictures? Also, using mirror lock up, tripod, and timer, what shutter speed? Does it still need to be super fast?
Great shots everyone!

1. Nice picture, Badger.
2. An extension tube attaches between the camera body and a lens, moving the lens farther from the sensor. This causes the lens to focus closer, thus increasing the magnification. You can turn an non-macro lens into a close focusing lens by doing this (doesn't work as well with telephoto lenses). This is a much cheaper alternative to buying a macro lens. The advantage of a macro lens, other than the obvious one of permitting close focusing, is that it can be used for other purposes. For example, the Canon 100mm macro (either the L or non-L) can be used as a good portrait lens or for any other purpose its focal length permits. You can't use a lens with extension tubes attached for anything but macro photography. There are some good videos and other things about using extension tubes on the internet. Check them out.
3. You could attach extension tubes to a macro lens but I doubt many people do.
4. I usually use a wide aperture (i.e: f/2.8) but that's because I tend to favour a really narrow depth of field. I like more abstract looking macro pictures. It's just a preference of mine.
5. The shutter speed depends on the available light. The less light, the longer the shutter needs to stay open to give a properly exposed picture. Your camera's metering system will help you with that.
6. I find it best to use Live View (the ability to magnify in Live View is really helpful in refining focus) and manual focusing when I'm taking macro photographs.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Badger on June 09, 2014, 01:27:01 AM
Thanks DPC,
I learn something new from this site all the time. Really appreciated your taking the time  :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: K-amps on June 09, 2014, 02:43:19 AM
My humble efforts....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/17112419@N03/sets/72157634952842421/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/17112419@N03/sets/72157634952842421/)

Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: cid on June 09, 2014, 04:51:41 AM
My humble efforts....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/17112419@N03/sets/72157634952842421/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/17112419@N03/sets/72157634952842421/)



there are some great shots, very well done
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Deva on June 09, 2014, 05:58:56 AM
I'm afraid I don't know what sort of flower it is, but I'm always struck by how it has silver buds in the centre...
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: auditom on June 09, 2014, 08:34:01 AM
1DS MIII and Canon FD 85mm 1.2 with EF 12 II Extension Tube @ f 1.4! Never regret the conversion of this lens to the EOS lensmount :-) It got the bokeh that has to be beaten by any other lenses.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on June 09, 2014, 10:16:45 AM
My humble efforts....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/17112419@N03/sets/72157634952842421/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/17112419@N03/sets/72157634952842421/)


Really nice work!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: auditom on June 12, 2014, 06:22:47 AM
Iris taken with 1Ds III and EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro and Speedlight 580EXII fill flash.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: essenceyvette on June 14, 2014, 01:56:49 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14385471702_f60b58a96a_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nVciyb)IMG_9761 (https://flic.kr/p/nVciyb) by Essence.Davis2011 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
This is a cheap macro screw-on I got from eBay; I work with the cash I have lol
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on June 14, 2014, 10:48:19 AM
Sort of a macro
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dhr90 on June 17, 2014, 03:33:49 PM
I want to get some extension tubes. Shot on 7D with 24-105.

Didn't really want such a heavy vignette, but there was an ugly violet flower in one corner and this was really the only way of removing it, but it does seem to work fairly well in my opinion, hope it does to others too!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/14437957514_7aa84f15db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nZQiKY)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/nZQiKY) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on June 19, 2014, 09:11:43 PM
A friend gave us a cactus plant earlier this month.  It flowered a couple of days ago.  I shot it with a 100mm f/2.8 L.
Our madagascar jasmine <em>(Stephanotis floribunda)</em> flowered profusely this year! and it rained the night before I shot these still with droplets on the  blooms.  These blooms have a beautiful scent, lovely!
Enjoy.
-r
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on June 21, 2014, 04:36:26 PM
Detail of petals
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on June 26, 2014, 01:46:34 PM
Calla lily
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 04, 2014, 01:52:30 PM
I'm not a fan of the colour red, but this flower rather appealed to me nonetheless.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 06, 2014, 08:39:27 PM
Flower 1; Flower 2
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 06, 2014, 08:40:46 PM
Flower 3
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: jrista on July 07, 2014, 03:41:39 PM
DPC, you really have an eye for this stuff! Amazing images!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 07, 2014, 04:25:44 PM
DPC, you really have an eye for this stuff! Amazing images!


Thanks!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: danski0224 on July 07, 2014, 08:03:54 PM
Backlit Purple
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 07, 2014, 08:45:39 PM
Backlit Purple


Beautiful colours
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dawgfanjeff on July 07, 2014, 09:59:09 PM
Lots of great ones in here!

My humble submission:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/35/122903181_1901798330.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bRUQn)Moss in the Springtime (https://flic.kr/p/bRUQn) by dawgfanjeff (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3609/3457990534_7c752112e8.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/6gz77s)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/6gz77s) by dawgfanjeff (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3654/3457987900_868850c23c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/6gz6k3)  (https://flic.kr/p/6gz6k3) by dawgfanjeff (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2786/4291200335_d3e0de99ee.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7xcwmF)IMG_3828 (https://flic.kr/p/7xcwmF) by dawgfanjeff (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3290/3076720132_f000412ef3.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/5FSZGQ)Autumn Leaves (https://flic.kr/p/5FSZGQ) by dawgfanjeff (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3627/3456975465_608915d001.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/6gtUng)IMG_7504 (https://flic.kr/p/6gtUng) by dawgfanjeff (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3599/3457003767_17236507a8.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/6gu3Me)IMG_7480 (https://flic.kr/p/6gu3Me) by dawgfanjeff (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/9070883167_6b23d62137.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ePyDxn)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ePyDxn) by dawgfanjeff (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Menace on July 09, 2014, 03:48:00 AM
Lily

5DIII,  100 2.8, 6 shot stacked image.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on July 09, 2014, 07:38:39 AM
Menace,
I like! Very nice.
-r
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Menace on July 09, 2014, 07:48:43 AM
Menace,
I like! Very nice.
-r

Thank you lion rock :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 09, 2014, 09:56:13 AM
Lily

5DIII,  100 2.8, 6 shot stacked image.


Nice job!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on July 09, 2014, 12:04:17 PM
6D + Sigma 180mm f/2.8.  Blossom is 7mm across.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 09, 2014, 02:07:18 PM
Not exactly a macro, perhaps, but...
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 09, 2014, 02:15:42 PM
Orange is my favourite colour; well, maybe green…it's a tie, I guess.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Menace on July 09, 2014, 03:39:49 PM
Lily

5DIII,  100 2.8, 6 shot stacked image.


Nice job!

Thanks dpc.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: danski0224 on July 09, 2014, 04:20:11 PM
6D + Sigma 180mm f/2.8.  Blossom is 7mm across.

I've always liked those.

Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chauncey on July 09, 2014, 05:34:05 PM
Macro does tend to keep me off the streets and outa the bars.    ;D

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/porch-rose-close-up-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/porch-rose-close-up-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Hanging-glycerin-droplet-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/Hanging-glycerin-droplet-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/final-droplet-for-contest-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/final-droplet-for-contest-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/The-sexy-stuff-flower-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/The-sexy-stuff-flower-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/droplets-part-deux-1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/droplets-part-deux-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 09, 2014, 06:10:44 PM
Macro does tend to keep me off the streets and outa the bars.    ;D

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/porch-rose-close-up-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/porch-rose-close-up-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Hanging-glycerin-droplet-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/Hanging-glycerin-droplet-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/final-droplet-for-contest-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/final-droplet-for-contest-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/The-sexy-stuff-flower-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/The-sexy-stuff-flower-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/droplets-part-deux-1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/droplets-part-deux-1.jpg.html)


Nice work, indeed! There's nothing wrong with a bar night every now and then.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: SwnSng on July 09, 2014, 07:17:39 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3242/5803650862_ec16dd7ed0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9QRecU)Mellow Yellow (https://flic.kr/p/9QRecU) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: SwnSng on July 09, 2014, 07:19:26 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7119/8157646303_f0dc8c7775_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dqS53c)The Caverns of Time (https://flic.kr/p/dqS53c) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: SwnSng on July 09, 2014, 07:20:18 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/9081391869_bf43b82df3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eQuvpT)It&#x27;s Mean, it&#x27;s Green and fuzzy too. (https://flic.kr/p/eQuvpT) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: SwnSng on July 09, 2014, 07:21:44 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8153543003_6407b7e938_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dqv3gD)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/dqv3gD) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: SwnSng on July 09, 2014, 07:22:45 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8465550040_59b667c8be_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dU5a6j)Moonlight Sonata (https://flic.kr/p/dU5a6j) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 09, 2014, 09:13:39 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3242/5803650862_ec16dd7ed0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9QRecU)Mellow Yellow (https://flic.kr/p/9QRecU) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


Nice pictures. I especially like the second one.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on July 10, 2014, 06:51:22 AM
6D + Sigma 180mm f/2.8.  Blossom is 7mm across.

I've always liked those.



Why, thank you!  Your shot is certainly a pleasure to see.  What is your favorite genus?
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: zim on July 10, 2014, 08:47:33 AM
Albert Einstein
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on July 10, 2014, 11:11:26 AM
Albert Einstein

HA HA - is there a species to go with that genus?

But you are off topic...macro shots instead, please, preferably wild orchids.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: zim on July 10, 2014, 03:19:02 PM
Albert Einstein

HA HA - is there a species to go with that genus?

But you are off topic...macro shots instead, please, preferably wild orchids.

True, sorry couldn't resist, actually I'm lovin these posts, drippingly beautiful photographs

Regards
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: danski0224 on July 10, 2014, 05:10:27 PM
Why, thank you!  Your shot is certainly a pleasure to see.  What is your favorite genus?

I'm not a gardener or botanist- just like to take pictures.

I suppose that knowing what they are could help sometimes :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: jrista on July 20, 2014, 10:40:20 PM
Haven't done any macro in a LONG time. Been trying it a bit again recently. Got these shots today:

(http://i.imgur.com/3GBkvgU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gtu35xV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6fRZsHc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a8ZsZLj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KP9WEHp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Wj0qoLU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CRxfZvr.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 30, 2014, 09:51:21 AM
This isn't really a macro shot but I wasn't sure where else to fit it and since I started the thread I thought I'd give myself some leeway. It is a free lensing photo taken with a 7D and an old Canon FD 50mm 1:1.8 lens from an AE-1 that I have kicking around. It's been heavily processed using Lightroom and Snapseed. I posted it previously in the technique thread but have reprocessed it. It's just an experiment from a boring day.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on July 30, 2014, 09:53:20 AM
Haven't done any macro in a LONG time. Been trying it a bit again recently. Got these shots today:

(http://i.imgur.com/3GBkvgU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gtu35xV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6fRZsHc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a8ZsZLj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KP9WEHp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Wj0qoLU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CRxfZvr.jpg)


Nice. I especially like the second from last photo.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on August 06, 2014, 09:52:53 AM
Tall Sundew, after rain.
5D3 with 100mm L IS. Backlit with a morning sun, front lit with the MT-24EX Macro Flash.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Wv_XmL9MsAM/U-IyJwdOVII/AAAAAAAAAss/npWdXpg2rzM/s512/378A7431_Tall_Sundew.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: sanjosedave on August 08, 2014, 05:10:43 PM
6D with 100mm 2.8 L, ISO 400, very light touch in LR
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: sanjosedave on August 08, 2014, 05:16:09 PM
6D, 100mm, ISO 400, just a touch of LR...San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on September 16, 2014, 04:29:21 AM
A couple of Spider Orchids, which are out at the moment. Native to the area, some of these are quite rare, due to habitat changes and land clearing, unfortunately.

5D3 with 100mm L IS macro + MT-24EX Macro Flash.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0lu_9dF78wY/VBfx56U8FYI/AAAAAAAAAxA/Vk3AZKUNnfo/w567-h776-no/378A9215_Spider_orchid.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QEit_kpTozM/VBfx54ojuxI/AAAAAAAAAxE/tNnEt9IOkzk/w556-h775-no/378A9211_Spider_orchid.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: danski0224 on September 16, 2014, 07:14:46 AM
Backlit rose petals.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on September 16, 2014, 12:04:39 PM
A couple of Spider Orchids, which are out at the moment. Native to the area, some of these are quite rare, due to habitat changes and land clearing, unfortunately.

5D3 with 100mm L IS macro + MT-24EX Macro Flash.


Beautiful orchids!
May I ask where these come from?
-r
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on September 16, 2014, 06:00:54 PM
A couple of Spider Orchids, which are out at the moment. Native to the area, some of these are quite rare, due to habitat changes and land clearing, unfortunately.

5D3 with 100mm L IS macro + MT-24EX Macro Flash.


Beautiful orchids!
May I ask where these come from?
-r
Thanks Lionrock. They are found in southern parts of Australia. I live about an hours drive NE of Melbourne, and my property backs onto a reserve of around 30 acres, which has these orchids. There's roughly 50+ types of orchids, green hoods, sun orchids, wax lips, etc in the reserve, but usually in small groups. The two above were in a group of 10-12 in the space of a small room, if that helps. At the moment, I'm trying to track down a Bearded Orchid, which appears as a single plant, in the space of an acre or so (well, there's usually about 5-6 in that area). Not easy to find, but fun when you do :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on September 17, 2014, 08:05:41 AM
Wax Lip orchid.
Note: the colours look a little bright after uploading the files (saved to a Google site).

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r9PN0TzLMyA/VBl3RlpuzPI/AAAAAAAAAxg/LLEJ4IL_EQU/w707-h776-no/378A9242_wax_lip.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ChhT_2Ctc0Q/VBl76j-zvFI/AAAAAAAAAxw/GqIvxRBnHlQ/w1000-h752-no/378A9251_wax_lip_side_profile.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on September 17, 2014, 08:57:30 AM
Quote
Thanks Lionrock. They are found in southern parts of Australia. I live about an hours drive NE of Melbourne, and my property backs onto a reserve of around 30 acres, which has these orchids. There's roughly 50+ types of orchids, green hoods, sun orchids, wax lips, etc in the reserve, but usually in small groups. The two above were in a group of 10-12 in the space of a small room, if that helps. At the moment, I'm trying to track down a Bearded Orchid, which appears as a single plant, in the space of an acre or so (well, there's usually about 5-6 in that area). Not easy to find, but fun when you do :)

Mr Bean,
Australia is unique that most of its flora and fauna are indigenous.  It is also rare that its plants are sold overseas.  Please post more of your orchids here.
Habitat for these precious plants are getting smaller, hope you can keep your part of the habitat pristine.
I return a pic with one of ours, though purchased.
-r
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: angaras on September 17, 2014, 09:57:48 AM
Kawazuzakura
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Cinto on September 17, 2014, 12:32:33 PM
It's a scan with a Canon 8800F scanner. Scanned twice and overlayed, once in flatbed mode then in transperancy mode.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on September 17, 2014, 05:49:13 PM
Quote
Thanks Lionrock. They are found in southern parts of Australia. I live about an hours drive NE of Melbourne, and my property backs onto a reserve of around 30 acres, which has these orchids. There's roughly 50+ types of orchids, green hoods, sun orchids, wax lips, etc in the reserve, but usually in small groups. The two above were in a group of 10-12 in the space of a small room, if that helps. At the moment, I'm trying to track down a Bearded Orchid, which appears as a single plant, in the space of an acre or so (well, there's usually about 5-6 in that area). Not easy to find, but fun when you do :)

Mr Bean,
Australia is unique that most of its flora and fauna are indigenous.  It is also rare that its plants are sold overseas.  Please post more of your orchids here.
Habitat for these precious plants are getting smaller, hope you can keep your part of the habitat pristine.
I return a pic with one of ours, though purchased.
-r
Thanks for the pic Lionrock. I'd never really been into orchids until I moved out here 8-9 years ago. Then I started noticing these little things and armed with a camera, well, it became a challenge to not only photograph them but to know them. The 2 really rare ones out this way are the Rosella Spider Orchid (only a handful of plants left) and the St Andrews Spider Orchid (around 100-200 plants left). Up until 5 years ago, people kept building houses on land where these things are and wiping them out. Sometimes I have to wonder what goes though the mind of people  :-\
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on September 17, 2014, 05:50:36 PM
It's a scan with a Canon 8800F scanner. Scanned twice and overlayed, once in flatbed mode then in transperancy mode.
That's really well done Cinto. I like the use of a flatbed scanner. Very creative :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: e-d0uble on September 17, 2014, 06:36:04 PM
digitalis purpurea
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Cinto on September 17, 2014, 11:11:00 PM
I got inspired to do another tonight. Cheers.(Canon 8800F scanner)
P.S. Thanks Mr Bean.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Northbird on September 17, 2014, 11:48:32 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2904/14147390344_674b52687f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nya5gb)
Lilac Water Droplet (https://flic.kr/p/nya5gb) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/41978378@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Cinto on September 18, 2014, 12:55:20 AM
1 more ;)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on October 04, 2014, 01:42:23 AM
Musky Caladenia. Starting to make an appearance around my place. And yes, they do have a musky smell :)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AohI70FJmaI/VC-GcjJuIRI/AAAAAAAAA2A/YO4PhJ9Q8-Q/w745-h776-no/378A0751_Musky_Caladenia.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on October 04, 2014, 01:44:21 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2904/14147390344_674b52687f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nya5gb)
Lilac Water Droplet (https://flic.kr/p/nya5gb) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/41978378@N08/), on Flickr
Very nice Northbird. I find macro work in (or after) rain to be most rewarding. The drops can add such an extra dimension to the images.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on October 04, 2014, 01:45:17 AM
1 more ;)
Beaut B/W Cinto. I love a good B/W image :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: auditom on October 04, 2014, 09:39:54 AM
Canon 1DSIII with EF 135mm L + TC1.4 III @ f 4.5
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on October 04, 2014, 10:25:13 AM
Mr Bean,
Another wonderful orchid.  Really like it.
Keep the pix coming!
-r
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on October 11, 2014, 07:41:31 AM
Bearded Orchid. A rare one to find. I spent weeks trying to find this one. Then, today while taking a group of people on a wildflower photography workshop, someone casually points out the orchid. Doh, I'd been walking past it for days :)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/gZYqktXjIS02difh5CkUuajZc9qaj12NWDOxxvAUhuA=w734-h776-no)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on October 11, 2014, 08:03:36 AM
Mr Bean,
Holy Cow!  What a unique orchid.  Envious, indeed!
Keep showing.
Thanks.
-r


Bearded Orchid. A rare one to find. I spent weeks trying to find this one. Then, today while taking a group of people on a wildflower photography workshop, someone casually points out the orchid. Doh, I'd been walking past it for days :)

[img width=700
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Mr Bean on October 18, 2014, 08:15:10 AM
Musky Caladenia, with dew. Twin flower heads, which happen on occasion.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RCzGWmoeW18/VEJYgBXW8II/AAAAAAAAA3I/jg8sYuuJisk/w618-h776-no/378A1103_musky_caladenia.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on January 02, 2015, 03:43:11 PM
The softness is intentional. I like the dreamy effect.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: rpt on January 03, 2015, 12:02:15 AM
The softness is intentional. I like the dreamy effect.
I love it. May be move the flower a bit to the right...
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: danski0224 on January 03, 2015, 07:16:27 AM
Not a macro, but I also like dreamy and soft :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on January 03, 2015, 10:34:06 AM
Readjusted a bit and reposted. I like the other one the way it is.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: rpt on January 03, 2015, 10:50:28 AM
Readjusted a bit and reposted. I like the other one the way it is.
Yes, I like that image better too. The negative space and the contrast on that image does make it better. I thought you had cropped that image and so I thought that you could move the crop rectangle a bit.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on January 06, 2015, 10:50:41 AM
I like the bright colours on a dreary, cold and white winter's day.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on January 12, 2015, 04:27:00 PM
Tulip petals
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on January 21, 2015, 09:19:12 AM
Poinsettia
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: slclick on February 14, 2015, 06:42:49 PM
Valentine's Day Orchid
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 18, 2015, 10:09:22 AM
Ophrys apifera

Canon 7D + 100 2,8 macro L
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 18, 2015, 10:10:56 AM
Ophrys apifera

Canon 7D + 100 2,8 macro L
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 18, 2015, 10:14:59 AM
Orchis piramidalys
canon 7D + 100 macro 2,8 L
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 18, 2015, 10:19:42 AM
The red carpet
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 18, 2015, 10:23:01 AM
Spring rain
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 18, 2015, 10:26:24 AM
Himantoglossum hircinum 
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 18, 2015, 10:43:12 AM
Me...and Primula scotica on Orkney island, with my EOS1 + 50mm 2.5 macro  (scanned slide Fuji Velvia50)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: verysimplejason on March 18, 2015, 12:30:36 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/15435405070_5e82575f8f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: rpt on March 18, 2015, 09:52:37 PM
GP.Masserano, verysimplejason, lovely pictures!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: SwnSng on March 18, 2015, 11:39:52 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7643/16636852290_67b009e219_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rm9dyS)
Catch A Fire (https://flic.kr/p/rm9dyS) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: kirispupis on March 19, 2015, 12:20:56 AM
Crocus in infrared.  5D3 + 100 macro.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8683/16684479546_223449af47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rqmjus)Crocus in Infrared (https://flic.kr/p/rqmjus) by CalevPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/48960041@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 20, 2015, 09:40:06 AM
GP.Masserano, verysimplejason, lovely pictures!

Dear RPT
thank you very much.
In the last three years I have dedicated to the study of italian wild orchids and i "fell in love" with this fantastic world.
I used the 50 macro 2.5 , 100macro USM (first type) and the last 100mm macro2.8L IS (Never used the tripod, because it is almost always impossible to place it correctly!)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on March 20, 2015, 10:00:53 AM
Very nice series. I especially like your last picture. Well done GP.Masserano.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 20, 2015, 11:25:15 AM
Very nice series. I especially like your last picture. Well done GP.Masserano.

Thanks!
The CANON 100 mm 2,8 IS macro L is a razor: you may even see the thin silk thread produced by  "spider-crab"...
We must also consider that one flower of Himantoglossum hircinum is large more or less than 6-7 millimeters ...
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chauncey on March 20, 2015, 11:27:38 AM
Tulip on it's last legs

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/tulip-new-2_1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/tulip-new-2_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: SwnSng on April 03, 2015, 01:32:24 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8696/16755996917_783e2287d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rwES7z)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/rwES7z) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on April 03, 2015, 07:47:53 AM
Lovely. Nicely done SwnSng.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 07, 2015, 09:43:30 AM
Daffodils
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 07, 2015, 09:52:00 AM
Abstract macros of tulip leaves
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on April 07, 2015, 10:52:38 AM
GP.,
Absolutely gorgeous!  Beautiful.
-r



Thanks!
The CANON 100 mm 2,8 IS macro L is a razor: you may even see the thin silk thread produced by  "spider-crab"...
We must also consider that one flower of Himantoglossum hircinum is large more or less than 6-7 millimeters ...
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Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: bigdaddy on April 10, 2015, 10:59:16 AM
Hello all,

taken with a MC Takumar 85mm 1.9 with extension tubes @2.0
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: bigdaddy on April 10, 2015, 11:02:09 AM
DPC,

Like the Daffodils. Tried some to do something similar last weekend, but without a dedicated macro lens, it is more miss than hit.

Bigdaddy
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on April 10, 2015, 11:11:25 AM
Hello all,

taken with a MC Takumar 85mm 1.9 with extension tubes @2.0


Very nice picture, bigdaddy.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: bigdaddy on April 10, 2015, 03:53:26 PM
Thank you Click.

Very nice picture, bigdaddy.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Camera nut on April 10, 2015, 06:58:59 PM
Wet flower
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: spandau on April 10, 2015, 10:16:41 PM
Drops on Petunias.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: spandau on April 10, 2015, 10:28:24 PM
White Rose.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 10, 2015, 11:41:16 PM
White Rose.


Very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Dr.D on April 11, 2015, 12:04:50 AM
A few of my favorites  Shot with 100L macro
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on April 11, 2015, 07:37:57 AM
White Rose.

Lovely.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on April 11, 2015, 07:38:47 AM
A few of my favorites  Shot with 100L macro


Very nice series, Dr.D.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 21, 2015, 06:17:47 PM
White petals
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: kphoto99 on April 21, 2015, 10:11:08 PM
Pussy willow macro. All constructive criticism welcomed.
(http://)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: drjlo on April 22, 2015, 12:42:25 AM

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5459/17009246137_1a73389270_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rV3Qhr)DSC09488 (https://flic.kr/p/rV3Qhr) by drjlo1 (https://www.flickr.com/people/57834091@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on May 09, 2015, 01:54:57 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: slclick on May 09, 2015, 02:34:17 PM
White Rose.


gorgeous!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on May 09, 2015, 06:06:42 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: EHBoe on May 10, 2015, 02:50:08 AM
There is some really gorgeous stuff on this thread!  Here are a few I did last summer with the MP-E 65mm,  I think it was at 3x magnification.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on May 10, 2015, 09:25:10 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on May 10, 2015, 09:28:22 AM
There is some really gorgeous stuff on this thread!  Here are a few I did last summer with the MP-E 65mm,  I think it was at 3x magnification.
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Nice!  :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: K-amps on May 11, 2015, 03:40:44 AM
Hibiscus, flowers for a day then Dies... the details this simple flower has are intriguing.

100mm L  Stack of 14 Images each shot at F5.6 with 72mm extension tubes. Used magic lantern to kick off the focus stack.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: K-amps on May 11, 2015, 03:42:56 AM
Don't know what this guy is... closes up at night, opens during the day beautiful rustic hues it has.

Shot this after my wifey doused it with water... to the naked eye it looked ok, but after the macro shot, we saw the devastation it had on the pollen...

f8 16 image stack 100mm L

Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on May 11, 2015, 12:22:32 PM
Southern Nodding Trillium.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on May 11, 2015, 12:24:15 PM
Vasey's Trillium.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on May 11, 2015, 12:31:48 PM
Another Vasey's Trillium.  What can I say - I'm a trillium freak!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Ashran on May 18, 2015, 06:42:01 AM
More a close-up that a macro ... but I hope you will like this shot. :)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8857/17778076025_fd3c63e582_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/t5ZhCa)
Cruet filled with life (https://flic.kr/p/t5ZhCa) by Giuseppe Cammino (https://www.flickr.com/photos/giuseppecammino/), su Flickr

On 500px too ... as usual ^_^  --> https://500px.com/photo/108959899/cruet-filled-with-life-by-giuseppe-cammino?from=user_library
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chauncey on June 01, 2015, 06:49:28 PM
She loves me/she loves me not...eight foot high, smoke made rose petals and reflection.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/smoke-she-loves-me-not.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/smoke-she-loves-me-not.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: danski0224 on June 01, 2015, 08:54:09 PM
I got one, although it may be more of a "closeup" than macro :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: danski0224 on June 01, 2015, 08:57:09 PM
These are closer to a 1:1 macro, I think 078 is pretty much at 1:1
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on June 08, 2015, 08:26:31 AM
Wild geranium.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chauncey on June 15, 2015, 08:52:05 PM
Just a couple of orchids...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid-close-up-2-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid-close-up-2-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid-close-up-copy_1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid-close-up-copy_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: panicboy on June 16, 2015, 01:03:08 AM
Shot with my 5d (classic) paired with the old non-is/non-usm 100mm macro.

Best watched on a wide gamut screen.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: LSeries on June 26, 2015, 10:21:13 AM
Some experiments with Canon 70D + EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM + EF 25 II

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3894/18537182763_fd3ff5041f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uf4UBn)
Dandelion II (https://flic.kr/p/uf4UBn) by Jussi Lind (https://www.flickr.com/photos/juzzlin/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/285/18537186023_caea24c0a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uf4Vzz)
Dandelion (https://flic.kr/p/uf4Vzz) by Jussi Lind (https://www.flickr.com/photos/juzzlin/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chauncey on June 27, 2015, 01:12:53 PM
Another orchid macro...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/macro%20orchid%20petal%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/macro%20orchid%20petal%20copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on June 27, 2015, 01:15:11 PM
Another orchid macro...

Very artistic, chauncey. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chauncey on June 27, 2015, 05:43:01 PM
Click...you obviously have superior taste in fine art...thanks for kudos.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chauncey on June 30, 2015, 04:57:48 PM
couple more...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid%20close-up%205%20BampW.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid%20close-up%205%20BampW.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/close-up%20orchid%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/close-up%20orchid%20copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 04, 2016, 11:51:07 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on April 04, 2016, 11:52:29 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on May 09, 2016, 09:07:30 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on May 09, 2016, 09:08:23 AM
couple more...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/orchid%20close-up%205%20BampW.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/orchid%20close-up%205%20BampW.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/close-up%20orchid%20copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/close-up%20orchid%20copy.jpg.html)


Very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: joe_r on May 09, 2016, 10:38:13 AM
Here's one I did this weekend - a little critter got a grain of pollen stuck on its antenna. The flower was fairly small, maybe 3 cm tip to tip, and the insect was about 4 mm long.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7708/26786165482_c2b630aa1d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GP16Mm)Pollen Thief (https://flic.kr/p/GP16Mm) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: joe_r on May 09, 2016, 10:39:56 AM
And here's an orchid I shot a few months ago at Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1595/23814367974_74b7a62f17.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ChoRVh)Orchid (https://flic.kr/p/ChoRVh) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: dpc on May 09, 2016, 10:48:47 AM
And here's an orchid I shot a few months ago at Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1595/23814367974_74b7a62f17.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ChoRVh)Orchid (https://flic.kr/p/ChoRVh) by Joe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r/), on Flickr


Really like the symmetry on this one. Good work!  :)
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: joe_r on May 09, 2016, 02:24:12 PM

Really like the symmetry on this one. Good work!  :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on August 14, 2017, 08:07:22 AM
Southern Slender Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes gracilis).  I didn't measure them, but the blossom openings are 2-3mm across.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: varoonprasad on August 14, 2017, 10:24:47 AM
Burdock bud.
The red background is a person wearing red t-shirt.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on August 14, 2017, 10:31:36 AM
Burdock bud.
The red background is a person wearing red t-shirt.

The contrast and texture are very pleasing.  What size is the burdock bud?
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: varoonprasad on August 14, 2017, 10:44:00 AM
The bud is little over an inch.
My photography friend plucked it to be convenient for his shots. The first picture was taken by keeping the dead bud upside down.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: varoonprasad on August 14, 2017, 10:46:20 AM
I took this blossom at the onset of spring. Canon 7D mark ii + 100m macro non-L
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on August 14, 2017, 10:52:32 AM
Southern Slender Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes gracilis).  I didn't measure them, but the blossom openings are 2-3mm across.

Lovely shot, chrysoberyl.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on August 14, 2017, 10:53:48 AM
Nice series, varoonprasad. I especially like the last picture.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on August 14, 2017, 11:22:16 AM
Southern Slender Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes gracilis).  I didn't measure them, but the blossom openings are 2-3mm across.

Lovely shot, chrysoberyl.

Thanks, Click.  I have lately gotten back into macro.  This was taken with a 5D IV + Milvus 100mm + 56mm extension tubes.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on August 14, 2017, 11:23:35 AM
I took this blossom at the onset of spring. Canon 7D mark ii + 100m macro non-L

Nice; very three-dimensional.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on August 14, 2017, 05:17:51 PM
I shot some.
-r
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: Click on August 14, 2017, 07:00:47 PM
I shot some.
-r

Beautiful. I especially like the first and second one. Nicely done, lion rock.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on August 14, 2017, 07:18:06 PM
Thanks Click.
I like the first one more.  It was a dainty wild flower growing by the side of the neighborhood road.
-r

Beautiful. I especially like the first and second one. Nicely done, lion rock.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: djack41 on August 14, 2017, 08:47:03 PM
Nice but beware of distracting backgrounds.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on August 14, 2017, 08:55:23 PM

I understand.
Thanks.
-r

Nice but beware of distracting backgrounds.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on August 15, 2017, 07:25:41 AM
I shot some.
-r

Very nice.  The first is a Deptford Pink?  The third one is nicely detailed.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: lion rock on August 15, 2017, 07:48:45 AM
Thank you Chrysoberyl for your comments.
I googles the name you provided.  Looks like, indeed, it is "Dianthus Armeria," common name Deptford Pink.  Thanks for the pointer.
-r

I shot some.
-r

Very nice.  The first is a Deptford Pink?  The third one is nicely detailed.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: chrysoberyl on August 22, 2017, 10:19:56 AM
Asiatic Dayflower.
Title: Re: Flower macros
Post by: rpt on August 22, 2017, 10:31:42 PM
Asiatic Dayflower.
Lovely! It made me smile.