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stockdogtta Aug 1, 2010 1:35 PM

First Macro
 
First attempt at macro today, Got a Sigma 180 a few days ago and first chance to get out and try it. Got a lot to figure out doing macros and a focusing rail is on my short list but I think I'm 'hooked'.:)
http://www.pbase.com/stockdogtta/image/127063821.jpg

Dennis

simple Aug 1, 2010 2:38 PM

very nice .... was this hand held or on a tripod it is very sharp

jeephotog Aug 1, 2010 4:47 PM

If this is your first try at macro.......all I can say is wow. You are off to a great start. Thanks for sharing.

stockdogtta Aug 1, 2010 7:04 PM

Simple, used a tripod, I'm too old and shaky to do handheld. Most always use even a monopod even on regular type pics.
Thanks for the comments Simple and Jeephotog.

Dennis

simple Aug 1, 2010 11:49 PM

i shake a lot too never realized how much until i tried my hand at macro .... maybe i should invest in a monopod

hanalwala Aug 2, 2010 1:10 PM

I love it.....

vvcarpio Aug 2, 2010 9:26 PM

That's a really awesome shot.

simple, I always have a monopod under my car seat. I acquired the habit when my kids started going to school and had school concerts. I mounted my camcorder on my monopod and taped the show sitting down holding the monopod with one hand.

Monopods are useful for other things, too. For one, you might use it as walking stick when hiking. If things go wrong, you can use it as a lightsaber to defend yourself. It can also be used to lift women's skirts by "accident". And when it starts to rain, you can hold it up and pretend it's an umbrella.

Just kidding people... :)

simple Aug 3, 2010 12:01 AM

hahaha i have just ordered a monopod hopefully my macro will improve :)

hanalwala Aug 3, 2010 8:16 AM

I like the women skirt part.......... not bad till you get a beating from the corud..... heheheheh

vvcarpio Aug 3, 2010 10:53 AM

Especially if you're into women who are bigger than you just kidding...


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