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Is no one interested in macro?
« 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.


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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 05:37:48 PM »
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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #3 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.


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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #4 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/

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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 06:46:36 AM »
Haven't been shooting much lately, but here are my latest macros:




(Love the detail in the bees eyes here, make sure to view it at full size)



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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #7 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.


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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #8 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
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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #9 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



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


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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #10 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



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.


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


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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #11 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.


Arianella Spider by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), 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!


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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 08:32:18 AM »

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Re: Is no one interested in macro?
« Reply #13 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.


Arianella Spider by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), 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://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.
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