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I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« on: April 04, 2012, 07:48:37 PM »
...but I like the sharpness of macro lenses.  I have been playing with my new 100mmL macro though:

I'm finding macro work quite fascinating.  None of these are technical masterpieces or anything but just me getting to know it a little better:

Canon 5D mk III EF 100 f/2.8L macro at f/7.1 1/640 ISO 250 handheld


forget-me-nits-with-raindrops by singingsnapper, on Flickr

Same camera/lens, f/8 1/200 ISO 800 handheld


forget-me-nots! by singingsnapper, on Flickr

I found sand particularly fascinating!

f/16 1/40 Handheld ISO 250


sand! by singingsnapper, on Flickr

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I don't normally do a lot of macro....
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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 07:25:59 AM »
Here's some coffee to bring you round!

Canon 5D mk III EF 100 f/2.8L Macro at f/20 1.6 secs tripod natural light (I moved my coffee grinder outside in the yard and shot from above, removing the hood to avoid shadows) 1:1 magnification


Wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee! by singingsnapper, on Flickr

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 06:13:01 PM »
Very beautiful! I'm planning to get into macro also. Those pictures are amazing!

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 11:22:06 PM »
I do LOTS of macro . . . here is my latest using 100mm f/2.8 +36mm ext (Kenko) + 5DmkIII

this otherwise tiny flower is only about 6-8mm from petal to petal


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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 12:43:25 AM »
Yay for the 100mm L!  I got mine back in January, and I'm so excited that there are finally flowers and bugs to shoot!  A couple of cherry blossoms from the other day:




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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 06:52:07 AM »
Very beautiful! I'm planning to get into macro also. Those pictures are amazing!

... it gets even more amazing when using focus stacking which combines the lens' sharpness with a larger dof.

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 04:00:44 PM »
I'll have to figure out focus stacking. Have never done it before

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 04:48:08 PM »
I'll have to figure out focus stacking. Have never done it before

I've done it with either Helicon Remote (needs a attached laptop) or Magic Lantern which does the same thing, is free and just needs the camera & a tripod. Assemble with Helicon Focus.

However there's one catch, the reason for which there are macro slides: When doing focus stacks from a stationary tripod, the field of view / magnification changes with the focus - so when assembling there's missing data you cannot conjure up later when an object is far up front of the focus zone, this shows as a blur around this object. You can postprocess-coverup this, but only to some extent.

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 11:49:49 PM »
more flower power (No PS. . . . used handheld light)



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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 05:30:06 AM »
A few more this time from the lake district:

Canon 5D mk III EF 100L macro f/14 1/125 ISO 250 handheld


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and a flower close by with insect tried to get closer but it flew away!

Canon 5D mk III EF 100L f/18 1/200 ISO 250


insect-on-small-flowerElterwater-woods by singingsnapper, on Flickr

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 11:56:50 AM »
Just come back from a weekend in Dubai.  Unfortunately there were sandstorms no opportunity to take photographs of the skyline, even at night except last night when we had no time before our flight home. 

We spent a few hours making the most of the sun and heat (33 degrees) at the Sheraton resort at Jumeirah Beach.  I only brought the one lens with me (my 24 - 70L) and spotted this Red Veined darter on one of the sunbeds taking in the rays.  I regretted not having my macro with me but as we were originally returning to our hotel 36km away in Deira for a safari trip I elected to take only 1 lens with me to the beach.  I think the 24 - 70 proved a very useful tool even so, and the dragonfly was a willing model. 

Canon 5D mk III EF 24 - 70L @ f/13 and 70mm ISO 250 1/640


Dubai-critter-enjoying-the-sun by singingsnapper, on Flickr

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 12:12:18 PM »
Really nice shots.  I quite like the coffee beans, the flower posted directly under that shot and the Dragon Fly shot on the 24-70.  Awesome.

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 03:24:32 PM »
...but I like the sharpness of macro lenses.  I have been playing with my new 100mmL macro though:

I'm finding macro work quite fascinating.  None of these are technical masterpieces or anything but just me getting to know it a little better:

Canon 5D mk III EF 100 f/2.8L macro at f/7.1 1/640 ISO 250 handheld


forget-me-nits-with-raindrops by singingsnapper, on Flickr

Same camera/lens, f/8 1/200 ISO 800 handheld


forget-me-nots! by singingsnapper, on Flickr

I found sand particularly fascinating!

f/16 1/40 Handheld ISO 250


sand! by singingsnapper, on Flickr

One thing I like about macro, is that you are often surprised at the small details that you wouldn't normally see. Insects are especially surprising, because you don't normally get the chance to seee them while they are still, but even flowers show up tiny details you would normally overlook and some everyday images can make striking abstracts. I like to use selective focus, rather than worry about the lack of depth of field, I often embrace it to try to be more creative. I've even used the 135mm at near 1:1 and f/2 (using extension tubes) on wood sorrel, where the depth of field is about the thickness of one of the petals. I haven't had a chance to try some more like that, but I intend to.
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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 03:24:32 PM »

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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 04:30:25 PM »
Something what has happened last weekend, unfortunately without true macro lenses + ca 50% crop of it
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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 04:44:25 PM »
And yet another approach...
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Re: I don't normally do a lot of macro....
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 04:44:25 PM »