Small Talk (Macro thread)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Apple fanboy, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    So after this weeks competition there seems to be a little (pun intended) for a Macro thread.
    So thought I'd start it. It might run and run or it might just stay small!

    So lets through in a few rules.


    Policies

    *One Photo per Day - Don't post more than one photo each day.

    *Multi-Quote - To comment on several photos, click the "+ (Multi-Quote) button. This puts all your comments in one post. Multi-Quoting is required on all of the MacRumors forums.

    *SFW (Safe for Work) only - This is a site - wide rule. If you wouldn't show it in a public place, then it's NSFW (not safe for work). Think before you post.

    *Describe your photo - Tell what it is and where you took it. If you know the EXIF data of a photo, include it. The following EXIF fields are recommended: Camera, ISO, Focal Length, Shutter/Aperture and Lens.
    Also include any PP work (Focus stacking etc).

    *And to keep the GAS team happy let us know what you shot with. Macro lens, Tubes, flash etc.

    So here's mine to kick off.
    [​IMG]_DSC1176 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr

    Shot on some white paper with a D750 and 105mm Macro lens after I found him dead in the garden. Lighting was from a Nikon R1C1 Macro speed light set.

    Shutter 1/60th
    Aperture F 45
    ISO 500
     
  2. Moakesy macrumors regular

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    Good post AFB....looking forward to this one....

    Photo threads are the best thing about MacRumors nowadays!! :)
     
  3. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    Stamen with pollen.

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    Shot whilst on the plant, rather than bringing it inside to shoot it. Handheld with no image stabilisation on my macro lens. A speedlite was used to help freeze it and extension tubes were in place when this was taken.

    This is something I want to revisit whilst trying focus stacking on it, which would definitely require bringing one inside.

    CAMERA Canon EOS 6D
    LENS Tamron 90mm f/2.8
    ISO 100
    FOCAL LENGTH 90.0 mm
    APERTURE f/10
    EXPOSURE TIME 0.008s (1/125)
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    [​IMG]5 dollar gold piece by mrkramer, on Flickr

    Thought about submitting this one for the contest, but didn't get around to uploading it. The coin was an engagement gift to my great grandmother back in the 1920's and she never spent it. I got it from my dad several years back.
     
  5. anotherscotsman macrumors 65816

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    A sample of hematite (iron ore mineral).

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    hematite
    by another scotsman, on Flickr

    50mm f1.8 @ f4 with 32mm extension tube available kitchen lighting made from 3 x 0.5sec exposures focus stacked in Affinity photo. Only 3 shots required for depth of focus since relatively planar specimen in terms of interest.
     
  6. Moakesy macrumors regular

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    Great shot...
     
  7. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    Well thank you sir (or ma'am).
     
  8. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    Dragonfly headshot from last summer .....

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    7D2 , 100mm macro (non IS) , f16@1/250 , ISO 400 , Ring light , hand held
     
  9. Apple fanboy thread starter macrumors Core

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    I'm assuming he was dead? I could never get that close.
     
  10. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    Amazingly , it was quite alive , and cooperative . The flash didn't seem to bother it , and whenever it took off it came back to within a foot or two of where it started . Maybe it was just feeling photogenic , like Alex's fly in the last contest , but I was slowly able to get right on top of it . IIRC it was taken at 1:1 or real close . The crop sensor on the 7D2 helped a lot with the magnification , too . And sometimes you just get lucky .
     
  11. Apple fanboy thread starter macrumors Core

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    Very impressive. It's nice to get lucky. Like finding a dead bee in the garden.
     
  12. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Never ever ever lose that. Lovely story. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  14. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    Echinacea flower.

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    CAMERA Canon EOS 6D
    LENS Tamron 90mm f/2.8 (non-IS/VR)
    ISO 100
    APERTURE f/16
    EXPOSURE TIME 0.008s (1/125)

    A speedlite was used to freeze this in place as it was a bit windy that day, this also gave me the black background. Otherwise you would see the rear of our home.
     
  15. PfEMP1 macrumors newbie

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    Portia africana, a tiny jumping spider which was crawling on my chair leg and it posed for a few photographs whilst Iwas waiting for patients. Tamron 90mm, D610Nikon. 1/25, no flash, ISO400, f4.
     
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    Been a while since i have posted up here, things have been crazy busy so picked something from my archieves. Hopefully work will relent and i'll get more time to shoot soon!
    [​IMG]Gift by Shaun Wilkinson, on Flickr
     
  17. Apple fanboy thread starter macrumors Core

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    Some great shots on here (as I knew there would be).

    Here's an older one of mine. I was on the edge of a field looking to photograph landscapes. Saw this little bug on the grass, and he was kind enough to wait for me to get my macro lens out set up a tripod and generally hang around for a good while.

    [​IMG]_DSC1736 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr
    D750
    105mm Macro lens
    f6.3
    1/200th
    ISO100

    Natural lighting in this one and manual focus. I took a load of shots as I'm not the best at manual focusing and there was a light breeze.
     
  18. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    [​IMG]Seal by mrkramer, on Flickr

    A seal carved out of Walrus Ivory that I bought up here in Alaska. for reference the face on the seal is probably a little smaller than a dime.
     
  19. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    Itsy, bitsy spider...

    Taken handheld and using an LED ring light which you can see the reflection of in the spiders eyes.

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    CAMERA Canon EOS 6D
    LENS Tamron 90mm f/2.8 (non IS/VR)
    ISO 6400
    APERTURE f/16
    EXPOSURE TIME 1/125
     
  20. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    So ..... there's these things that have decided to take up residence on some floating plants in one of my aquariums . Don't really want them there , but they don't seem to bother anything . Anyway , this morning I decided to try to get some pix of them and see what they really look like . Used my 5D2 and an MP-E set to between 1X and 2X to get the picture . Cropped a bit . Hand held at f8 , 1/90 , ISO 5000 . Some noise reduction via Dfine . The biggest bugs are MAYBE 1mm.

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  21. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    Greenfly aphids; you'll be getting holes in your plants soon:)

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
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    Thanks ... no holes yet , but a bit of yellowing . Can't really use any bug killer on them , so I'll try to wash them into oblivion this weekend .
     
  23. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    Ladybugs eat them ;)

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  24. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    [​IMG]Ivory Owl.jpg by mrkramer, on Flickr

    My other ivory carving, a small owl. I figured I'd get a picture to compete with @Cheese&Apple and his owl pictures in the POTD thread.
     
  25. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    Moth

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    CAMERA Canon EOS 6D
    LENS Tamron 90mm f/2.8
    ISO 8000
    APERTURE f/2.8
    EXPOSURE TIME 0.008s (1/125)
     

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