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5300cs
Sep 12, 2004, 12:15 AM
Ok folks, let's see some of your macro shots.

Just pens for the time being ;)

5300cs
Sep 12, 2004, 12:24 AM
Here's some nature

JDar
Sep 12, 2004, 08:43 AM

JDar
Sep 12, 2004, 08:50 AM
at Three Rivers Petroglyphs park, NM. Some of the lizards are melanistic and harder to spot than this one.

robotrenegade
Sep 12, 2004, 12:36 PM

DreaminDirector
Sep 12, 2004, 01:09 PM

JDar
Sep 12, 2004, 06:05 PM
That water spurt is great! Care to tell us how you did that?

DreaminDirector
Sep 13, 2004, 01:08 AM
That water spurt is great! Care to tell us how you did that?

Sure! I have to admit, it was a "happy accident". I was shooting just random things and I told my dad to turn on the water so I could test the focus. Well, everything looked good so I went to snap the shot and my dad turned away to sneeze. He took his hand off the knob and the water stopped as I released the shutter. And BANG, Happy accident.

I do also recommend anyone who's looking to switch to dSLRs to look into the Nikon D70. I had some of their glass so it was a natural choice for me to move to the Nikon dSLR. The shot was actually taken with a Lensbaby lens (www.lensbaby.com). The lensbaby has made me fall in love with digital photography. It turns your expensive camera into a Holga.

SilentPanda
Sep 24, 2004, 09:29 AM
What is macro photography? I have that option on my camera but never used it... I'm a big fan of "auto" because otherwise I make it look worse... :)

Ohhhh nevermind... I did that whole google thing I hear about from the youngin's...

http://www.photo.net/macro/primer

This is actually what I've been wanting to do... maybe I'll have to play with it when I get home...

JDar
Sep 25, 2004, 12:20 PM
Interesting url on macros, SilentPanda. Give it a try, but I don't recommend using all his examples!

Here is a bit of moss, interesting enough to me to macro, seen on a foggy day walk this am:

virividox
Sep 25, 2004, 01:33 PM

johnnyjibbs
Sep 25, 2004, 02:28 PM
This shot was taken with a Canon Powershot S500. I couldn't quite get the focus right on the moth, but then this isn't even an SLR camera. This comes from high in the French Alps.

Blackhawk
Sep 25, 2004, 02:28 PM
Here's my contribution......

Moxiemike
Sep 27, 2004, 09:08 AM
Here's my contribution......

Nice shots all. This one should be popular here:
http://homepage.mac.com/moxiemike/.Pictures/stock/DSC_6081.JPG

stevedude
Sep 27, 2004, 10:57 PM
im a very amatuer "photographer" (if you want to call me that ;) ), i got my first digital camera about 2 weeks ago. its a small, compact 6.1 MP camera, (an olympus c-60 zoom)....well..im still figuring it out...but here's a 'macro' i took!!

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~sljailal/macro.jpg

G4scott
Sep 27, 2004, 11:09 PM
A photo my Dad took of these eggs earlier actually won something in the Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest or something like that... I can't remember what place it got, though...

Oh yeah, Moxie... My avatar came from a picture of yours... It was actually with the same camera and lens as the frog eggs, but I was just messing around and didn't have a tripod or anything, so the area in focus is very, very narrow... Apple's products are definitely not camera shy...

http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/eggs.jpg

bousozoku
Sep 27, 2004, 11:19 PM
Double-robellini seeds.

DreaminDirector
Sep 27, 2004, 11:29 PM
A deformed lemon I found at my parent's house...

homerjward
Sep 27, 2004, 11:34 PM
pink flower
i gots me a new background:D

Blackhawk
Sep 28, 2004, 01:16 PM
Creature Feature.......

Josh
Sep 28, 2004, 01:31 PM
A deformed lemon I found at my parent's house...


That's Bart Simpon's grandpa!!!

DreaminDirector
Sep 28, 2004, 02:14 PM
wow... now that I look at it, it does look like the back of grandpa simpson's head.

Xero
Sep 28, 2004, 05:36 PM
This was taken by reversing the D-Rebel kit lens, holding it against the body of the camera by hand. (its a cellphone about the size of a SE T616, btw) :)

JDar
Oct 13, 2004, 04:20 PM
a possible prey critter for Blackhawk's mantis:

tech4all
Oct 13, 2004, 04:24 PM
A deformed lemon I found at my parent's house...

That reminds me of those underground monsters in the movie Tremors.

virividox
Oct 13, 2004, 05:00 PM
That reminds me of those underground monsters in the movie Tremors.

i second that

DreaminDirector
Oct 13, 2004, 05:11 PM
Ha! Yeah, it does look like those worm things from Tremors. The ones from the original movie, not the ones the looked like large deformed chickens from the sequels. Odd, how photos of real things can be interpreted differently.

RubberChicken
Oct 13, 2004, 06:00 PM
Pentax Optio S4, no retouching.

brett33
Oct 13, 2004, 09:06 PM
Here's a few of mine: Canon D30+28-80 Lens+Extension tube+off Camera lighting

http://www.pbase.com/bncimaging/image/16977474.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/bncimaging/image/16977498.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/bncimaging/image/16977484.jpg

MoonShadow
Oct 13, 2004, 09:24 PM

evil
Oct 13, 2004, 09:32 PM
can someone tell me why its called macro photography and not micro photography? i am asking because, well, look at the difference between macro and micro economics. micro is looking at a closeup and macro is looking at the bigger picture economically.
or
is it called macro photography because you are using a bigger lense...a "macro" lens so to speak?

Mr. Anderson
Oct 13, 2004, 09:47 PM
It had just rained....

Xero
Oct 13, 2004, 09:57 PM
can someone tell me why its called macro photography and not micro photography? i am asking because, well, look at the difference between macro and micro economics. micro is looking at a closeup and macro is looking at the bigger picture economically.
or
is it called macro photography because you are using a bigger lense...a "macro" lens so to speak?

i dont know the real answer off hand, but from what i know about photography, i believe the reason its called macro photography, is because the focusing element of the lens is farthest away from the focal plane when shooting super close-up objects, (hence the use of extension tubes to achieve even closer images, moving the focusing element even farther away from the focal plane). This may be why its called macro photography instead of micro.

Can anyone confirm this?

tech4all
Oct 13, 2004, 10:18 PM
Here's a few of mine: Canon D30+28-80 Lens+Extension tube+off Camera lighting

http://www.pbase.com/bncimaging/image/16977474.jpg

I really dig that picture especially of how you framed the flower and how you captured the pattern of the pedals. I could see that on wedding photographers website. Very nice and elegant :)

iJon
Oct 13, 2004, 10:34 PM
If you guys wouldn't mind, I'd love to use some of these as my desktop patterns, I love that water faucet one, as well as your pictures brett. Post some links or I suppose you could email the full rez versions if your willing to let me use it.

iJon

DreaminDirector
Oct 14, 2004, 04:24 AM
iJon, I can post a link to the water shot. What rez do you want it at?

MoonShadow
Oct 14, 2004, 08:50 AM

JDar
Oct 14, 2004, 10:00 AM
I think macro refers to the image size winding up about the same or somewhat larger than the object (subject.)

tech4all
Oct 14, 2004, 11:46 AM
I think macro refers to the image size winding up about the same or somewhat larger than the object (subject.)

I've read that myself on a website. However I'm not sure if that's the whole definition because I have a lot of macro shots I've taken of flowers that are like 5x larger than true size of the flower; I took a macro shot of a flower (concentrating on the inner part of it), the flower itself was roughly the size of my hand - maybe a bit smaller, but the size of the flower on screen is bigger than my 20" Apple Dislplay. The mega pixels also plays a factor into how big the picture would be. So if my digi cam was 1 mp, the flower would have been closer to 1:1 scale. But since I have a 5mp digi cam, the flower is about 5x larger. But the way I see it, a macro shot is a very close-up and detailed shot of a subject; it doesn't neccessarily have to be the same size (1:1 ratio), but just allow very close up focus and detail.

I think I just confused myself more :confused: :p But whatever it is, I really like the effect :)

bousozoku
Oct 14, 2004, 12:02 PM
I have always been told that macro was anything that could be seen with the naked eye and that macro photography was doing that up close and larger through various visual enhancements, such as lenses and extension tubes.

JDar
Oct 14, 2004, 12:59 PM
http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/Macro%20photography

RubberChicken
Oct 14, 2004, 05:22 PM
A soldier crab (about the size of your thumbnail), a tiny cactus flower and a larger succulent.

javabear90
Oct 14, 2004, 06:23 PM
I have quite a bit..... I have them on my website...
http://homepage.mac.com/tagerton/PhotoAlbum9.html
Enjoy Enjoy!!!
-Ted

KR1S
Oct 19, 2004, 07:00 PM
Cool thread, I used to be into macro photography a little bit. Here's some pics. Now I pretty much just stick with people photography.

http://www.the4elementz.com/personal/D60_first_shots/CRW_6131.jpg
http://www.the4elementz.com/personal/D60_first_shots/CRW_6142.jpg
http://www.the4elementz.com/personal/D60_first_shots/CRW_6156.jpg
http://www.the4elementz.com/personal/D60_first_shots/CRW_8572.jpg
http://www.the4elementz.com/personal/D60_first_shots/IMG_5866.jpg
http://www.the4elementz.com/personal/D60_first_shots/IMG_5867.jpg
http://www.the4elementz.com/personal/D60_first_shots/IMG_5873.jpg

JDar
Oct 19, 2004, 09:18 PM
Kris,

nice series of macros--the depth of field is unusually great and side to side nice and sharp. Tell us something about camera and lenses and techniques you used, please.

KR1S
Oct 20, 2004, 01:02 PM
Kris,

nice series of macros--the depth of field is unusually great and side to side nice and sharp. Tell us something about camera and lenses and techniques you used, please.

Thanks, I used a Canon EOS D60 to shoot these and a cheapo Canon 35-80mm zoom lens and I then cropped a little bit to give some more magnification.

product26
Apr 28, 2011, 12:46 PM
Only real thread that I could find with MACRO in the title... so im ressurrecting it!

here is a pic of my G/F's cat's eye. I actually focused on the rear of the inside of the eyeball. you can see the tissue's texture inside. see the 100% crop from the middle of the eye.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p65/product26/bleheye800.jpg

100% crop
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p65/product26/bleheye100crop.jpg

ViviUO
Apr 28, 2011, 01:11 PM
This count? I used it for an eBay auction.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/ViviUO/2-1.jpg

iamfafafung
Apr 28, 2011, 01:37 PM
http://images1.fotop.net/albums6/iamfafafung/snapshot/IMG_3852.jpg

http://images1.fotop.net/albums6/iamfafafung/snapshot/63_G.jpg

http://images1.fotop.net/albums6/iamfafafung/tst/D2H_1028.jpg

Roessnakhan
Apr 28, 2011, 02:18 PM
Here's a few from my library.

Uofmtiger
Apr 28, 2011, 02:27 PM
Here are a few of mine:

http://www.pbase.com/uofmtiger/image/53109785/large.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/uofmtiger/image/44608022/large.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/uofmtiger/image/61877279/large.jpg

johnnyfiive
Apr 28, 2011, 05:59 PM
Here was one of my first pics with my Nikon D40 w/ kit lens that I took 4-5 years ago.

It's a small 2-2.5 inch flower that was clipped up so I could stage the shot.
It's not all in focus, but the D40's 18-55mm kit lens isn't exactly meant for macros either.

jaydub
Apr 28, 2011, 06:05 PM
Not really a macro, but here's a close-up I took at the botanical gardens at the Bellagio.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5651239124_d57635901a_z.jpg

product26
Apr 28, 2011, 06:46 PM
Some nice shots! Glad I posted.

product26
Apr 29, 2011, 12:02 AM
http://s125.photobucket.com/albums/p65/product26/Photography/macro/spider.jpg

gloss
Apr 29, 2011, 10:59 AM
Only real thread that I could find with MACRO in the title... so im ressurrecting it!

here is a pic of my G/F's cat's eye. I actually focused on the rear of the inside of the eyeball. you can see the tissue's texture inside. see the 100% crop from the middle of the eye.

Image (http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p65/product26/bleheye800.jpg)


That is stunning.

babybanana
Apr 29, 2011, 12:07 PM
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/221/f/f/Looking_through_a_bubble__by_babybananaa.jpg

walterwhite
Apr 29, 2011, 12:18 PM
Check out : http://www.macrophotographer.net/pages/definition_of_terms.html

This type of photography was part what I studied at RIT... Biomedical Photography -

Also - Micro is really photomicrography and is a camera on a microscope taking photos at a higher "mag" than say 10X

i dont know the real answer off hand, but from what i know about photography, i believe the reason its called macro photography, is because the focusing element of the lens is farthest away from the focal plane when shooting super close-up objects, (hence the use of extension tubes to achieve even closer images, moving the focusing element even farther away from the focal plane). This may be why its called macro photography instead of micro.

Can anyone confirm this?

Designer Dale
Apr 29, 2011, 02:35 PM
Macro generally refers to large, so it is easily misunderstood when applied to photos of small things. You have to think in relative terms here. The subject fills the frame and covers a large portion of the sensor. In that regard, it's macro photography. My first question to myself is "Now why isn't a portrait called a macro, too?" Having actually read my own link, I think I understand that better. The ratio of subject magnification in a macro is large, considering that 1-1 is larger that 1-10 (10-1?). A 12mm insect covers 12mm of sensor area. A 3 foot portrait would require 3 feet of sensor space to be 1-1.
Please correct me...

Better Photo.com (http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=16829)

Dale