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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby bert » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:16 pm

I did a lot of macro photographing insects.
But almost all insects get active when the sun is up
Especially butterflies and dragonflies.
Best is to take images of them just after the sun is up.
The need to warm before flying of

Also tried my hand at them during the afternoon.
Ran myself silly with no good result.

And as Duco said.
With greyish weather plants and flower are always nice to do

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:57 am

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby Mike1916 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:08 am

:clap: :clap: great stuff
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:26 am

Mike1916 wrote::clap: :clap: great stuff


Thanks Mike
I've been doing a lot of flowers but want to start with insects and hope to be able to get myself a decent macro lens soon.
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby Mike1916 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:28 am

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:33 pm

I have already posted these pic's in the "Wildlife in your garden" topic but thought I'd post them again considering the three eggs have now hatched.


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Difficult to take these pictures and had to shot holding the camera high above my head.
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby Mike1916 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:11 pm

:clap: :clap: Rumuruti :clap: :clap:
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby Betelgeuse » Sat May 30, 2009 10:36 pm

This is such a 8) thread - g8 pics you guys!

:hmz: on the discussion point of not having the luxury of a studio for macro photography...I guess that we'll have greater satisfaction when producing good photographs. :wink:

So I found this little guy (approximate length 30mm) in my home and found a glass jar to put him in. Armed with a Canon 350D, 70-210mm lens & a nr.3 close up set "lens" (that my friend lend me), I ventured a few shots & this is how two of them turned out (no post processing done except to convert RAW to JPEG images):
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Please note that the photographs were taken mainly for identification purpose, but I experimented later on with different angles, depth of field etc. The orange turned out a freakish neon colour?! Any suggestions?
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby normana53 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:48 am

I really like macro shots of flowers and insects. These were taken in my backyard

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Bumblebee
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Red Dragonfly - I couldn't get as close as I wanted, he kept flying off.
These were taken with my little D40 Nikon.
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby Mike1916 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:38 am

Really Nice work on those two normana53 :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:45 am

Betelgeuse , nice Painted Reed Frog!!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby Caracal » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:00 pm

Let's revive this thread .... :D

Wow..awesome shots everybody. I love my macro lens...Canon 60mm 2.8. I mostly handhold or for flowers I use my bean bag. I have recently bought a dinky little tripod..can't wait to use it.

Image Garden fruit chafers.

Image Male Carpenter bee

Image Vygie

Image Namaqualand daisy

Image Male Bladder Grasshopper
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:04 pm

Beautiful :clap: Caracal... :clap:
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby granjan » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:30 pm

2 of my efforts. Fairly new to photography and hoping to get better.
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread postby Caracal » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:03 am

Thx CC... :D
Lovely Granjan....dragonflies are so difficult to catch!!!


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