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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #75 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...
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #75 on: May 11, 2014, 04:38:33 PM »

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #76 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 :: )

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #77 on: May 15, 2014, 08:43:04 PM »
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #78 on: June 07, 2014, 08:06:32 PM »
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2014, 08:07:53 PM »
Water droplets on leaves

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2014, 08:09:21 PM »
This may be taking minimalism too far, but I like orange.

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2014, 07:24:10 AM »
Lily
this one is really awesome
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2014, 07:24:10 AM »

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #82 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.

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #83 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?
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2014, 08:27:28 AM »
I think its time to bite the bullet and get a Macro lens!
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2014, 10:30:04 AM »
Great thread, some wonderful pics, too many to mention :)

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2014, 12:16:53 PM »
Anther and filaments of Gulmohar flower
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #87 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

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #87 on: June 08, 2014, 01:50:41 PM »

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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #88 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.
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #89 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  :)
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Re: Flower macros
« Reply #89 on: June 09, 2014, 01:27:01 AM »