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Topic: Macros or semi macros (6)
Posted By: Micholand
Subject: Macros or semi macros (6)
Date Posted: 13 June 2013 at 20:33
Welcome to part 6 of "Macros or semi macros"!

For completeness, here is the list of all the previous bird threads:
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/macros-or-semi-macros-5_topic32490.html - Macros or semi-macros (5)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/macros-or-semimacros-part-4_topic20069.html - Macros or semi-macros -- part 4
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/macros-or-semimacros-part-3_topic17536.html - Macros or semi-macros -- part 3
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/macros-or-semimacros-part-2_topic16071.html - Macros or semi-macros - part 2
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/macros-or-semimacros_topic15457.html - Macros or semi-macros


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Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 15 June 2013 at 16:53
I´ll start this one with one of my favs , this male of blepharopsis mendica.



Sony A-350, Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro I ed., 1/125, f/7.1, ISO 100, natural light, handheld. You can view it bigger http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagrimon/5399048689/in/set-72157625781079475 - here .


Posted By: bieomax
Date Posted: 15 June 2013 at 18:53
half a 5 pence, taken with a Minolta 100mm on a bellows

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bieomax/9051611056/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bieomax/9051611056/ - 5 pence by http://www.flickr.com/people/bieomax/ - Bieomax , on Flickr


Posted By: Atgard
Date Posted: 15 June 2013 at 21:14
Very cool shot, Lagrimon. I am equal parts amazed and terrified.


Posted By: beardedspoooon
Date Posted: 15 June 2013 at 21:28
Looks cozy in there.

http://beardedspoooon.smugmug.com/Other/Macro/29470446_rqgWBn#!i=2576609789&k=K4HmLq5&lb=1&s=A">


Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 16 June 2013 at 02:01
Thank you atgard, don't worry, It's totally inofensive (to us humans of course ). Here in the islands we have 2 species of empusidae, this one and hypsicorypha gracilis, the one i show down here, which is harmless too.



Sony A-580, Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro I ed., f/9, 1/160, ISO 800, integrated flash, handheld. You can view it bigger http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagrimon/9052513481/ - here .


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 16 June 2013 at 06:41
Lagrimon, the first one is great!


Posted By: Alex H
Date Posted: 16 June 2013 at 08:00
Originally posted by Lagrimon Lagrimon wrote:

hypsicorypha gracilis


This is very nice shot!

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Posted By: Jens G
Date Posted: 16 June 2013 at 09:24

Ants watching over aphids on an apple twig



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Posted By: Jens G
Date Posted: 16 June 2013 at 10:04
Is anybody there?



I'm not too happy about the background, but like the way the ants look to the other side of the apple leaf.

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Posted By: Atgard
Date Posted: 16 June 2013 at 17:42
Originally posted by Lagrimon Lagrimon wrote:

Thank you atgard, don't worry, It's totally inofensive (to us humans of course ). Here in the islands we have 2 species of empusidae, this one and hypsicorypha gracilis, the one i show down here, which is harmless too.


Only "harmless" if you don't count my nightmares!

I've seen several different types of mantids, but have never seen one like your second shot. Thanks for sharing it.


Posted By: pantoja
Date Posted: 16 June 2013 at 22:59
A55 & Tammy 70-200 f2.8 (old)

                        Green[IMG] http://www.flickr.com/photos/68pantoja/8927668901/"> http://www.flickr.com/photos/68pantoja/8927668901/ - Green by http://www.flickr.com/people/68pantoja/ - Pantoja68 , on Flickr[/IMG]


Posted By: keith_h
Date Posted: 17 June 2013 at 00:10






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Posted By: Bobby1970
Date Posted: 18 June 2013 at 19:51
My latest Macro efforts

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2


3


3


4


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Sony A57, Sony A100, 18-55mm Kit lens. Sigma 28-80 mini zoom macro,
Minolta 75-300mm Minolta 50mm f1.7, Modified Minolta 35-70 (poor mans macro). Various filters and close up lenses.


Posted By: slo.Metallc
Date Posted: 19 June 2013 at 00:10
Something totally different...

5€ reflections
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slo-metallc/9080965418/">
Aperture: f/16.0 | Exposure Time: 0.008 sec (1/125) | ISO: 200

5€ logo :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slo-metallc/9080968202/">
Aperture: f/18.0 | Exposure Time: 0.008 sec (1/125) | ISO: 200

Both with A200 and Tammy 90mm F2.8 (click on photos for larger version).

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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 19 June 2013 at 08:47
Before the euro:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58191568@N03/6454689447/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58191568@N03/6454689447/ - My Two Cents by http://www.flickr.com/people/58191568@N03/ - Matt H. Imaging , on Flickr

Two Dutch 1 cent coins. Picture made with the Beercan and a Konica-Minolta CL49-200 close-up lens attached to it. In reality, these coins are 17 mm in diameter.

A55 + Minolta 70-210 f/4, 2.5 s, f/32, ISO100, 210 mm


Posted By: bieomax
Date Posted: 19 June 2013 at 10:08
a macro shot of a 5 pence peice from the UK.

Taken with a Sony 50mm 1.8 with bellows at full extention (100mm?)

A57
ISO 100
F22
1/320?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bieomax/9065640046/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bieomax/9065640046/ - Pence (5) by http://www.flickr.com/people/bieomax/ - Bieomax , on Flickr


Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 20 June 2013 at 03:16
I can see Matt and Bieomax shots have some angle, but...the reason to use f/16 and f/18 to shoot a paper Gregor?
I must be missing something...

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Posted By: paso144
Date Posted: 25 June 2013 at 20:46
Jumping spider shot with 100macro combined with close-up rings.

1) Jumping spider


2) Jumping spider close-up


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Posted By: Bobby1970
Date Posted: 29 June 2013 at 17:59
First Attempt at a Macro with the New A57. Taken with minolta 35-70 with its front element removed.
The live view and peaking are certainly a great help over the old A100 lol




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Sony A57, Sony A100, 18-55mm Kit lens. Sigma 28-80 mini zoom macro,
Minolta 75-300mm Minolta 50mm f1.7, Modified Minolta 35-70 (poor mans macro). Various filters and close up lenses.


Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 30 June 2013 at 10:39
Just another "fly and flower shot..."

orange flower with a visitor
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeyphillips/9165759992/">
Camera Model: SLT-A99V | Lens: Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro | Focal Length: 90 mm | Aperture: f/16.0 | Exposure Time: 0.004 sec (1/250) | ISO: 200 + flash

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Posted By: Bobby1970
Date Posted: 30 June 2013 at 12:11
Got some bellows to have a play with. These are my first attempts.


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2.


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Sony A57, Sony A100, 18-55mm Kit lens. Sigma 28-80 mini zoom macro,
Minolta 75-300mm Minolta 50mm f1.7, Modified Minolta 35-70 (poor mans macro). Various filters and close up lenses.


Posted By: Tezzating
Date Posted: 30 June 2013 at 15:31
Here's some spiderlings I got shots of the other day, they're less than 1mm in size! Minolta 100mm macro, A65, tripod.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordtez/9171557788/">
ISO800 f13 1/30s

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordtez/9169340635/">
ISO800 f13 1/80s

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Posted By: Bobby1970
Date Posted: 30 June 2013 at 19:39
A Tiger Crane fly on the window of my house today


1.From inside the house looking through the glass.



2.



3.


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Sony A57, Sony A100, 18-55mm Kit lens. Sigma 28-80 mini zoom macro,
Minolta 75-300mm Minolta 50mm f1.7, Modified Minolta 35-70 (poor mans macro). Various filters and close up lenses.


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 30 June 2013 at 19:42



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Posted By: koolbeep
Date Posted: 02 July 2013 at 10:08
a little forest...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreybuot/9183202632/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreybuot/9183202632/ - Taytay Falls Majayjay Laguna by http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffreybuot/ - KoolBeep , on Flickr

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Posted By: Bobby1970
Date Posted: 03 July 2013 at 18:56
@koolbeep. I like that shallow dof.

Some from me today



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2.


3.





Thanks for looking.

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Sony A57, Sony A100, 18-55mm Kit lens. Sigma 28-80 mini zoom macro,
Minolta 75-300mm Minolta 50mm f1.7, Modified Minolta 35-70 (poor mans macro). Various filters and close up lenses.


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 04 July 2013 at 02:09
Which lens was used for these Rob?

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Posted By: Bobby1970
Date Posted: 04 July 2013 at 07:38
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

Which lens was used for these Rob?


Its a Minolta 35-70mm with the front element removed.




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Sony A57, Sony A100, 18-55mm Kit lens. Sigma 28-80 mini zoom macro,
Minolta 75-300mm Minolta 50mm f1.7, Modified Minolta 35-70 (poor mans macro). Various filters and close up lenses.


Posted By: kerrath
Date Posted: 04 July 2013 at 07:51
Originally posted by Bobby1970 Bobby1970 wrote:

Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

Which lens was used for these Rob?


Its a Minolta 35-70mm with the front element removed.



How about that! You're the only person on Dyxum I've encountered who knows that trick too (assuming you're using the F3.5-4.5 version). Excellent photos with it too. I particularly like the last bumblebee photo.

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Posted By: Bobby1970
Date Posted: 04 July 2013 at 08:13
Thanks for the comment. It is the f3.5-4.5 version. Got it for next to nothing attached to an old Dynax body.
I tried it with my old A100 previously but the A57 makes it so much easier with focus peaking and the fast rate of shooting.

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Sony A57, Sony A100, 18-55mm Kit lens. Sigma 28-80 mini zoom macro,
Minolta 75-300mm Minolta 50mm f1.7, Modified Minolta 35-70 (poor mans macro). Various filters and close up lenses.


Posted By: IA
Date Posted: 05 July 2013 at 20:35
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30025892@N03/9216674160/lightbox/">

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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 05 July 2013 at 21:36
Nice background! Main subject has little what's in focus though..


Posted By: IA
Date Posted: 05 July 2013 at 21:58
Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Nice background! Main subject has little what's in focus though..

In the specific photo i was more interested in the silhouette and the total isolation of the subject than the sharpness and the texture.
i believe that works effectively that way
On the other hand maybe overdid a bit


Thanks for the comment

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 05 July 2013 at 22:49


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Posted By: Kilkry
Date Posted: 06 July 2013 at 07:14
Arion ater w. Tamron 20A.



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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 06 July 2013 at 10:07
Wet Bumblebee

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58191568@N03/9219595499/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58191568@N03/9219595499/ - Wet Bumblebee by http://www.flickr.com/people/58191568@N03/ - Matt H. Imaging , on Flickr

A55 + Minolta 100mm f/2.8 Macro D, 1/640, f/9, ISO400


Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 10 July 2013 at 01:46
Since i don't have the wonderful 3x-1x Pavel has (I wish i did ), yesterday i gave a try to an old Minolta MC 50mm f1.4 reversed on my Minolta 100.
I wanted to tell kerrath the advantages of this setup against a single reversed lens, as you dont have to close diaphragm on the reversed lens, so you don't loose light when focusing, making it much easier. Another advantage is that changing focus in the 100mm from infinite to 1:1, gives you some sort of zoom, which helps have a better composition or choose between different degrees of ampliation.

These shots were taken with the 100mm focused to infinity, which gives a 2:1 ampliation, i think focused to 1:1 gives around 2.7:1 ( tomorrow I'll do some measured test to be sure). Subjects are an adult an a young scantius aegyptius.

This one has a slight crop.

f/25, 1/50, ISO 1600, handheld (with a finger on the stone), natural light, manual exposure.

This one is made of two shots, since it didn't fit complete in a single shot.

f/25, 1/50, ISO 1600, handheld (with a finger on the stone), natural light, manual exposure.

And this was made today with the same setup, to give an idea of the size of subjets.

f/29, 3.2s, ISO 1600, camera on the table.

Since i could not go under 1/50, all I could close was f/25, so next step is to build a DIY diffuser for the Sony twin flash (i don't think the one that comes with it will be soft enough for this), so I will be able to close to f/32 and have a better speed (it took me like 40 shots to get these acceptable ones).

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Posted By: rickztahone
Date Posted: 10 July 2013 at 03:43
Lagrimon, thanks for the explanation and thanks for sharing your methods, much appreciated.

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Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 10 July 2013 at 18:09
I didn't want to get boring, but i thought some explanations could help someone, thank you for appreciating it Rick.

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Posted By: bigsi
Date Posted: 26 July 2013 at 23:33
Hoverfly on a Hypericum (st john's wart)-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59871184@N07/9371462909/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59871184@N07/9371462909/ - Hoverfly?? by http://www.flickr.com/people/59871184@N07/ - bigsi100 , on Flickr

a77+ tam 90mm

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Posted By: Gary C
Date Posted: 27 July 2013 at 01:41
I saw a Minolta Bellows on ebay, with a Vivitar 200mm f/3.5 lens, and the MD to A-mount adapter, and I think it was a very good price, so I bought it. Well, I'll tell you, I don't know that much about Macro Photography, and I sure could use some help with this thing. I think the first thing that I'm going to have to do is to find a smaller lens. I have to be back a substantial distance, imagine FEET instead of inches, to get the thing in focus. I'm pretty sure a 50mm lens will allow me to get closer.

Anyway, I took it out today, and photographed a couple of things. One of them was this flower.

Shot with my Sony A58,
1/100th of a second.
I didn't note the actual f/stop, but I think it was either f/11 or f/16.
Compulsary flash
Tweaked in Lightroom 4.4



Critique, comments, suggestions, and ideas are all appreciated. Anyone may rework this photograph for a comparison.

Gary


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 27 July 2013 at 02:33
@ Gary

You might find an article by member wetapunga http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/imho-getting-more-with-macro_topic28000_post293199.html#293199 - here helpful and there's also this link to http://photomacrography.net/ - photomacrography.net .

By going the bellows route, rather than just buying a dedicated lens, you have opened a Pandora's box.

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Posted By: Gary C
Date Posted: 27 July 2013 at 04:03
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

@ Gary

You might find an article by member wetapunga http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/imho-getting-more-with-macro_topic28000_post293199.html#293199 - here helpful and there's also this link to http://photomacrography.net/ - photomacrography.net .

By going the bellows route, rather than just buying a dedicated lens, you have opened a Pandora's box.


Probably wouldn't have been the first one I've opened, either. Why does she have so many?   

I will look at the links you've posted, but seriously, can you explain your comment on WHY I've opened another one of those accursed boxes?

Gary

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 27 July 2013 at 07:02
Originally posted by Gary C Gary C wrote:

Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

@ Gary

You might find an article by member wetapunga http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/imho-getting-more-with-macro_topic28000_post293199.html#293199 - here helpful and there's also this link to http://photomacrography.net/ - photomacrography.net .

By going the bellows route, rather than just buying a dedicated lens, you have opened a Pandora's box.


Probably wouldn't have been the first one I've opened, either. Why does she have so many?   

I will look at the links you've posted, but seriously, can you explain your comment on WHY I've opened another one of those accursed boxes?

Gary


I was just suggesting you were overcome by GAS* -- you say yourself "I think it was a very good price, so I bought it."


* = Gear Aquisition Syndrome



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Posted By: bigsi
Date Posted: 28 July 2013 at 18:41
More practice, some kind of "pollen" beetle (?)-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59871184@N07/9386795678/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59871184@N07/9386795678/ - DSC03711.jpg by http://www.flickr.com/people/59871184@N07/ - bigsi100 , on Flickr

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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 28 July 2013 at 19:21
I like it, bigsi - great colour.   I love the way the stems are mainly OOF so it looks like the flower bits are sort of floating.

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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 28 July 2013 at 19:23
Oops I clicked "post" too soon. I was going to say that my only regret with this pic is the beetle's tail is partially obscured. But hey, That's Macro!

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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 28 July 2013 at 19:36
With a little fantasy this scene looks like made outer space - the pollen flying around and the beetle grabbing one. TFS


Posted By: bigsi
Date Posted: 28 July 2013 at 21:36
Thanks both, thats the effect I was after, glad it was successful!

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Posted By: POPCORN
Date Posted: 29 July 2013 at 00:20
After shooting these I REALLY want to put a macro lens at the top of my wish list.
1. Pollen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93008620@N04/9386312557/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93008620@N04/9386312557/ - Pollen by http://www.flickr.com/people/93008620@N04/ - Dalecorn , on Flickr
A77 with Sony 16-50
50mm 1/60 second
f/8 ISO 320

2. Gathering some pollen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93008620@N04/9386312217/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93008620@N04/9386312217/ - Gathering some pollen by http://www.flickr.com/people/93008620@N04/ - Dalecorn , on Flickr
A77 with Sigma 18-250
250mm 1/400 second
f/10 ISO 125

3. Just a close up
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93008620@N04/9386312379/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93008620@N04/9386312379/ - Just a close up by http://www.flickr.com/people/93008620@N04/ - Dalecorn , on Flickr
A77 with Sigma 18-250
250mm 1/160 second
f/10 ISO 125

4.) Dragonfly
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93008620@N04/9386312035/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93008620@N04/9386312035/ - Dragonfly by http://www.flickr.com/people/93008620@N04/ - Dalecorn , on Flickr
A77 with Sigma 18-250
250mm 1/500 second
f/6.3 ISO 125

C&C always appreciated


Posted By: Gary C
Date Posted: 29 July 2013 at 02:04
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:



I was just suggesting you were overcome by GAS* -- you say yourself "I think it was a very good price, so I bought it."


* = Gear Aquisition Syndrome



Ahhh yes, GAS. Quite familiar with it. I'm a musician and a firearms enthusiast. I know GAS all too well. It draineth my wallet, but makethy me happy anon, for the near while, yet, once again, my wallet brimmeth with gold and silver and GAS doth strike again and I am overcome with 'THE NEED!'

Gary


Posted By: trainerKEN
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 10:12
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63271580@N00/9450300068/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63271580@N00/9450300068/ - DSC09790-Edit by http://www.flickr.com/people/63271580@N00/ - trainerKEN. , on Flickr

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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 12:02
Nice present Ken. Who's the lucky one ?


Posted By: trainerKEN
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 17:04
Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Nice present Ken. Who's the lucky one ?



My girlfriend... well, fiancee

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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 18:34
Hey .. congrats! Or maybe i'm too early


Posted By: trainerKEN
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 19:14
Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Hey .. congrats! Or maybe i'm too early


thanks, no... not too early, we are officially engaged

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Posted By: nigelbrooks
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 19:16
WooHoo, no more money for cameras now then!

Seriously, congratulations and every blessing to you and the future 'Mrs. trainerKEN'.

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Posted By: trainerKEN
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 19:22
Originally posted by nigelbrooks nigelbrooks wrote:

WooHoo, no more money for cameras now then!

Seriously, congratulations and every blessing to you and the future 'Mrs. trainerKEN'.



thanks


(FWIW, she totally supports my addiction... I mean hobby. But we'll see what happens if/when we have a baby    )

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Posted By: rickztahone
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 19:38
Very beautiful ring Ken! Congrats and as you already seem to know, when the baby comes, the hobby kind of takes a slight detour but still stays the eventual course

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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 19:39
Having a baby is just the excuse you need for a 1.4 CZ, I mean, you wouldn't want to wake the little baby up with a great big flash of light, would you? :-)

Congrats on the engagement! I found it quite a relief to get engaged as I didn't ever quite get to grips with "girlfriend" or "partner". Fiancée or Wife sounds so much more grown up and serious and of course I am a very serious person.....


On another note, I like the pic too!

Edit for iPhone autocorrect/typo shenanigans

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Posted By: nigelbrooks
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 20:15
mikey, beat me to it!

Keep rehearsing "of course darling, to get that special shot of the baby I really need a (insert name, don't mention the price) lens."

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Posted By: rovhazman
Date Posted: 07 August 2013 at 22:51
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

Having a baby is just the excuse you need for a 1.4 CZ, I mean, you wouldn't want to wake the little baby up with a great big flash of light, would you? :-)


It works like charm for me... Actually with the baby my wife appreciates my expensive hobby much more - she take pictures with the cellphone and they are always blurred... Now she understand why I really need the big camera with the big lens. Just keeping the price away from here ("it is cheaper than a month of nanny...").

But we are jumping to fast... You just got engaged...

Anyway, CONGRATS!!!
(and I also think it is a great picture...)

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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 08 August 2013 at 08:17
Congratulations to you and the future 'Mrs. trainerKEN' from me as well!

And now for something completely different:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58191568@N03/9221239517/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58191568@N03/9221239517/ - Micro Volcano by http://www.flickr.com/people/58191568@N03/ - Matt H. Imaging , on Flickr

A55 + Minolta 100mm f/2.8 Macro D, 1/640s, f/8, ISO400


Posted By: trainerKEN
Date Posted: 08 August 2013 at 08:39
thanks again guys

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Posted By: luckyduckie
Date Posted: 08 August 2013 at 19:24
Nice ... expensive rocks ... congrats!


Posted By: Mark_k
Date Posted: 04 September 2013 at 16:08
Eel...
Nex5r, 30/3.5 housing, Inon UCL330 close up
10 bar housing Inon z240 strobe



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Mark K A99II A7IV, A77, A6400, A1


Posted By: Mark_k
Date Posted: 04 September 2013 at 16:09
Hello

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Mark K A99II A7IV, A77, A6400, A1


Posted By: IA
Date Posted: 07 September 2013 at 17:18
Details of Metaxa promotional Glass


http://www.flickr.com/photos/30025892@N03/9694568288/lightbox/">             http://www.flickr.com/photos/30025892@N03/9691334875/lightbox/">


http://www.flickr.com/photos/30025892@N03/9694566632/lightbox/">


http://www.flickr.com/photos/30025892@N03/9691331303/in/photostream/lightbox/">

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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 20:14
Snail on a Stick (Colour) - Why live on a stick when you already have a perfectly good shell?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeyphillips/9689304175/">
Camera Model: SLT-A99V | Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro | Focal Length: 90 mm | Aperture: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 0.01 sec (1/100) | ISO: 500

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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 11 September 2013 at 08:03
Spider in the dark
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeyphillips/9717811553/">
Camera Model: SLT-A99V | Lens: Tam90 F2.8 Macro | Aperture: f/8.0 | Exposure Time: 0.002 sec (1/640) to override ambient | ISO: 400


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Posted By: trainerKEN
Date Posted: 15 September 2013 at 06:18
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63271580@N00/9755138223/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63271580@N00/9755138223/ - DSC01563 by http://www.flickr.com/people/63271580@N00/ - trainerKEN. , on Flickr

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 15 September 2013 at 19:18
Snail on a tombstone

http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Events/Dyxum-Wroclaw-May-2013/29313147_pRhjjp#!i=2767280269&k=sXCRmjH&lb=1&s=A">
NEX6 + E30/3.5 macro

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Posted By: bigsi
Date Posted: 29 September 2013 at 20:43
Caterpillar munching-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59871184@N07/10002422604/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59871184@N07/10002422604/ - Cabbage White by http://www.flickr.com/people/59871184@N07/ - bigsi100 , on Flickr

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Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 11 October 2013 at 00:49
Mr Green likes it hot
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leo_roos/10175608824/">
A99 + CZ Makro-Planar 50/2 @ F4, 1/800, +0.3EV, 320iso

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leo_roos/10162417374/">
A99 + CZ Makro-Planar 50/2 @ F2, 1/500, +0.7EV, 200iso


Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 11 October 2013 at 09:03
Great shots Leo. Love the two color scene and chosen dof in #1. In the dof is a tad small for me. Nevertheless skillfully made


Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 11 October 2013 at 09:46
Thanks Michele!
As you know, I'm a big fan of shallow DOF, the shallower the better as long as the sharpness is where it should be.


Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 17 October 2013 at 18:08
Crocothemis erythraea, adult female.


Sony A580, Minolta 200mm f4 apo macro, f/18, 1/125, ISO 1600, natural light, handheld, you can view it bigger http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagrimon/10275958784/sizes/o/in/photostream/ - here .

Sympetrum fonscolombii, adult female.


Sony A580, Minolta 200mm f4 apo macro, f/13, 1/80, ISO 1600, natural light, handheld, you can view it bigger http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagrimon/10276065055/sizes/o/in/photostream/ - here .

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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 17 October 2013 at 18:39
Ploink .. (my jaw dropped) fantastic shots David.


Posted By: peter3400
Date Posted: 17 October 2013 at 18:51
An Unexpected Guest




Camera     Sony DSLR-A200
Exposure     0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture     f/8.0
Focal Length     100 mm
ISO Speed     800
Exposure Bias     +0.7 EV
Flash     Off, Did not fire

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Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 17 October 2013 at 21:11
Thank you Michele

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Macroine addicted, not natural to english language.


Posted By: jamesmd
Date Posted: 18 October 2013 at 20:53
Toma ya !!! David . Fantastica .

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and move , move you body move your mind , move your point of view, suddenly everything changes ...


Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 20 October 2013 at 01:16
Gracias James

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Posted By: rickztahone
Date Posted: 19 November 2013 at 03:00
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/10919381274/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/10919381274/ - Ant Territory by http://www.flickr.com/people/rickztahone/ - rickztahone , on Flickr
I loved how the ant in this photo almost looks 3D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/10919436094/">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/10919436094/ - Close up flower by http://www.flickr.com/people/rickztahone/ - rickztahone , on Flickr

both taken with a77 + Tam90

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Posted By: Serg Burkatskiy
Date Posted: 29 November 2013 at 15:22
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http://photos.sakhalin.name/photo/237920">
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http://photos.sakhalin.name/photo/148752">
http://photos.sakhalin.name/photo/148752 - «Смайлик»
http://sakhalin.name - Sakhalin.name


Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 29 November 2013 at 16:10
Great macro work Serg. I'd suggest keep some space between the photo's and number them in case you post more than one; #1, #2, etc.
I like #1 and #2 here btw

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Posted By: JS5
Date Posted: 29 November 2013 at 20:35
Hi serg, great serie.. really like your first one !!!

My contribution on macro work...



Minolta 7 and 8omm rodenstock enlarger lens, recorded on slide film


Posted By: Serg Burkatskiy
Date Posted: 30 November 2013 at 13:40
Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Great macro work Serg. I'd suggest keep some space between the photo's and number them in case you post more than one; #1, #2, etc.
I like #1 and #2 here btw


Thank you for your opinion.


Posted By: Serg Burkatskiy
Date Posted: 30 November 2013 at 13:45
Originally posted by JS5 JS5 wrote:

Hi serg, great serie.. really like your first one !!!

My contribution on macro work...



Minolta 7 and 8omm rodenstock enlarger lens, recorded on slide film


Great photo frame. Thank you for your opinion.


Posted By: Serg Burkatskiy
Date Posted: 05 December 2013 at 15:18
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Posted By: Serg Burkatskiy
Date Posted: 11 December 2013 at 13:18








Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 11 December 2013 at 20:09
Nice shots Serg, but for good shots i'd advise to present at 1024 pixels longest side . Nice camera - more please!

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Posted By: Serg Burkatskiy
Date Posted: 12 December 2013 at 02:25
Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Nice shots Serg, but for good shots i'd advise to present at 1024 pixels longest side . Nice camera - more please!

Thank you Michelle! I appreciate your opinion, I'll vdalneyshem Working on your mistakes.


Posted By: Dr. Harout
Date Posted: 12 December 2013 at 06:28
Originally posted by Serg Burkatskiy Serg Burkatskiy wrote:

I'll vdalneyshem Working on your mistakes.

= in the future I'll fix my mistakes

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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 12 December 2013 at 08:46
Originally posted by Serg Burkatskiy Serg Burkatskiy wrote:

Thank you Michelle! I appreciate your opinion, I'll vdalneyshem Working on your mistakes.
That's ok. Don't forget to leave out one "l" from my name - it's the italian male form .. hope Google translate works out for this   

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Posted By: Serg Burkatskiy
Date Posted: 13 December 2013 at 09:57












Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 15 December 2013 at 19:37
Great shooting Serg. Really like the first and last best. Normally I don't mind noise too much, but in the second here I find it a bit disturbing. Was that a big crop?

Today I went out for "week 50" with the Leica Summicron M 50/2 DR, which allows (with a littkle trick) to focus much closer than the 1 meter that this lens has in it's normal configuration.

Here's a little group of fungus I encountered that were shot near MFD:
http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201312/35289996_zjNdJD#!i=2970156634&k=WbPTzP9&lb=1&s=A">

http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201312/35289996_zjNdJD#!i=2970156647&k=wpZsBBN&lb=1&s=A">


The second set of pictures is from salt leaching out of the concrete of a pre WW1 bunker. They form nice abstracts and were shot a little further away, but still closer than the 1 meter standard.

Flying bird:
http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201312/35289996_zjNdJD#!i=2970156671&k=StTBhzF&lb=1&s=A">

Fight:
http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201312/35289996_zjNdJD#!i=2970156689&k=zQCLQ3R&lb=1&s=A">

Island map (with lake)
http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201312/35289996_zjNdJD#!i=2970156682&k=vVTfDpV&lb=1&s=A">

All NEX6 + 50/2 DR, all @ f 2.8, rest of the exif is in the files.

Hope you like them, C&C welcome.

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Posted By: Lagrimon
Date Posted: 16 December 2013 at 02:49
Pseudoyersinia subaptera, adult male, about 3cm.
Stacking of 9 shots handheld, natural light.


Sony a580, Minolta 200mm apo macro, f/16, 1/200, ISO 1600, you can view it bigger http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagrimon/11300186233/sizes/o/in/photostream/ - here .

Ischnura sahariensis, adult male, about 3cm.
Pano-stacking of 12 shots, taken at 1:1 ampliation, handheld, natural light.


Sony a580, Minolta 200mm apo macro, f/11, 1/200, ISO 1600, you can view it bigger http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagrimon/11298967496/sizes/o/in/photostream/ - here .

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Posted By: JS5
Date Posted: 16 December 2013 at 13:21
Ouch !!! really impressive Lagrimon... love both but preference for the first one. Pretty clean for 1600 iso...


Posted By: cthep2
Date Posted: 17 December 2013 at 03:27

Glimmer of Hope

NEX-5R + Tamron 90mmf2.8 @f4, 1/40s, ISO100

Cheers!

/chris


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