Flower macros

lion rock

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Jan 1, 2013
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Thanks Click.
I like the first one more. It was a dainty wild flower growing by the side of the neighborhood road.
-r

Click said:
Beautiful. I especially like the first and second one. Nicely done, lion rock.
 

lion rock

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Jan 1, 2013
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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

chrysoberyl said:
lion rock said:
I shot some.
-r
Very nice. The first is a Deptford Pink? The third one is nicely detailed.
 

stevelee

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Jul 6, 2017
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Davidson, NC
I noticed that the crocuses just below the bushes in front of my house are in bloom. So just after 4:00 this afternoon I put the 100mm macro lens on my 6D2 and took some hand-held shots, using the flippy screen to compose them. I think I like this one the best:

 

stevelee

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Jul 6, 2017
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Davidson, NC
Click said:
Nicely done, stevelee.
Thanks. I rarely use autofocus with that lens, particularly when shooting a macro distances. I had noticed the flowers right before lunch, but had promised a neighbor that I would take her for a doctor's appointment, so it was almost 4pm before we got back and I finally had a chance to try some pictures. I was about to lose the sunlight on the flowers, and so I felt I didn't have time to set up a tripod and work on things so near the ground and manually focus and control depth of field. I decided to press my luck, and got several shots that were surprisingly good. This one seems to me to have the parts in focus I would have picked had I worked at it. My limited experience with the 6D2 suggests that its autofocus system is excellent.
 

stevelee

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Jul 6, 2017
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Davidson, NC
Before I had a real macro lens, I got some cheap extension tubes about five years ago and tried some shots with them. Since they didn't connect the electronics to the lens, shots were wide open. I had a potted chrysanthemum with tiny blooms.