Flower macros

wsmith96

Advancing Amateur
Aug 17, 2012
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Indian paintbrush wildflowers. Shot using T1i and 60mm EFS macro. Let me know what you think :)
 

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eyeland

Daybreak broke me loose and brought me back...
Feb 28, 2012
152
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Denmark/Isreal
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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eyeland

Daybreak broke me loose and brought me back...
Feb 28, 2012
152
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Denmark/Isreal
Few more of the same
 

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dpc

EOS-1D X Mark III
Dec 11, 2013
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wsmith96 said:
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.
 

Dukinald

aloha!
Dec 22, 2012
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Connecticut, USA
May Flowers !
 

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gary samples

EOS RP
Apr 15, 2013
399
0
1Dx
100mm 2.8 macro
twin mt-24ex
 

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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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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
 

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Sporgon

5% of gear used 95% of the time
CR Pro
Jack Douglas said:
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
 

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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
6,791
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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
 

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traingineer

EOS 90D
Feb 27, 2014
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7D+105mm Macro.
 

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dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
CR Pro
Apr 18, 2013
944
511
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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%.
 

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jrista

EOL
Dec 3, 2011
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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
 

danski0224

EOS R
Apr 24, 2011
1,104
12
Ooh, can I play too? Taken with a Canon 1D (original) and 100 L macro, all JPEG SOOC...
 

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gnl.weirdness

I'm New Here
Apr 28, 2014
13
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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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gary samples

EOS RP
Apr 15, 2013
399
0
1Dx
100mm f/13
 

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