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Old Jul 19, 2010, 9:20 PM   #1
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Been playing around trying to hone my macro skills without to much success but, I'm learning...
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I'm going to bed now so, I finish up tomorrow.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 7:08 AM   #2
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Very impressive indeed ! (I can imagine Harriet calling for Huey after looking at these)

Really strange bokeh on the ultra-close-up - what caused that ?
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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More great views of the details of dead "bugs!" Looks like all your practice is paying off!
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 4:44 PM   #4
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Hey Kev, Mole.
Sorry bout the lack of explanation on these, when I posted them last night it was past my bedtime and I was really tired.
The last two shots were done with my two 50mm, one mounted reversed. I can't remember if I had the 2X TC mounted or not. anyway on #7, the aperture was stopped down around f:16 on the reversed lens and the other one was wide open. In #6, I opened up the reversed lens to about f:2.8
I was just playing around and thought it was kind of interesting.


#1. is 9 frames focus stacked.
#2. is 6 frames...
#3. is 8...
#4. is 11...
#5. is 6...
#6 & 7 only 1.
I'm not as happy with these as some of the other stacked macros I've done but, I'm still learning. Part of my problem is the lighting, my lens is so close to the subject its hard to get it lit properly.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:23 PM   #5
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this one at least looks more alive lol
a good bit of experimenting

when i do macros i try to light it from one side (usually a window) and then use white card to put light back to the other side
the trick is not getting it in shot
i have thought of building a small light tent, and going outside on a sunny day
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Nice tip Gumnut - I'll have to try that. At the moment I have a tiny torch I use on occasions but it's tough holding the camera with one hand and trying to get a sharp shot.
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Thanks, John.
yeah, this one was alive. At least for a while.

I'll have to give that lighting tip a try. Thanks.
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Great shots, don't worry about 'without to much success but' because you are getting thereCheers

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GW, I think your having a ball with all this macro stuff, you're certainly getting there ... keep it up. ... Jack
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Nice ones GW, you are making great strides. All the experimentation is paying off.

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