Skip to Content

Macro Photography

Discuss and share your wildlife photography, filming and equipment
User avatar
Caracal
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2630
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Cape Town-but dreaming of KTP

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by 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
Last edited by Caracal on Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
CuriousCanadian
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3529
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:12 pm
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Contact:

Re: Macro Photography

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

Beautiful :clap: Caracal... :clap:
Appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had.

User avatar
granjan
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 466
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:20 am
Location: cornwall uk

Re: Macro Photography

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

2 of my efforts. Fairly new to photography and hoping to get better.
Image
Image

User avatar
Caracal
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2630
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Cape Town-but dreaming of KTP

Re: Macro Photography

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

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

User avatar
RUMURUTI
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1689
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:54 pm
Location: Milano (Italy) - IT ALL STARTED WITH A FOOTSTEP!
Contact:

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:54 pm

Beautiful granjan,
Macro and Micro photography have always been my favourites. To satisfy my hobby I bought a Nikon 105 mm Micro f/2.8 and I'm having great fun, a few examples

Image

Image

Image
"You can leave Africa but Africa never leaves you"
LIFE IS MADE OF GOOD AND BAD THINGS, I TAKE THE GOOD AND YOU CAN KEEP THE BAD!!!
Andy Benaglia

User avatar
Caracal
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2630
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Cape Town-but dreaming of KTP

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Caracal » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:59 pm

Ooooooooh nice ones Rumuruti....
:thumbs_up:
Went off to play with my new dinky tripod today..in some instances it worked well..in others not so well.....
Cannot keep up with a bee if camera is on a tripod !!!

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
RUMURUTI
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1689
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:54 pm
Location: Milano (Italy) - IT ALL STARTED WITH A FOOTSTEP!
Contact:

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:06 am

Neat Caracal! :thumbs_up:
I gave up using my tripod and monopod with macro/micro and do it all hand held and at times use my son!
"You can leave Africa but Africa never leaves you"
LIFE IS MADE OF GOOD AND BAD THINGS, I TAKE THE GOOD AND YOU CAN KEEP THE BAD!!!
Andy Benaglia

User avatar
RUMURUTI
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1689
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:54 pm
Location: Milano (Italy) - IT ALL STARTED WITH A FOOTSTEP!
Contact:

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:46 am

Caracal, we have the same passion for insects and flowers and so here are a few more examples

Image

Image

Image
"You can leave Africa but Africa never leaves you"
LIFE IS MADE OF GOOD AND BAD THINGS, I TAKE THE GOOD AND YOU CAN KEEP THE BAD!!!
Andy Benaglia

User avatar
Caracal
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2630
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Cape Town-but dreaming of KTP

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Caracal » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:33 pm

Indeed we do share the same passion Rumuruti :D

Love your last one of the flower..what is it ?

And a few more

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
RUMURUTI
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1689
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:54 pm
Location: Milano (Italy) - IT ALL STARTED WITH A FOOTSTEP!
Contact:

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:25 pm

It's a beautiful flower found during autumn and it's poisonous. It's called Colchicum autumnale L., very rich of colchicine and is being studied for a cure against cancer.
Here's an opened one

Image

I love wild flowers and insects and love walking through our woods looking, searching for new ones

Image

Image
"You can leave Africa but Africa never leaves you"
LIFE IS MADE OF GOOD AND BAD THINGS, I TAKE THE GOOD AND YOU CAN KEEP THE BAD!!!
Andy Benaglia

User avatar
Pumbaa
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4798
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: Far too many days to go!

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:15 pm

WoW All those pictures are amazing :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thank you :clap: :clap: :clap:

User avatar
oddesy
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2694
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:57 pm
Location: Randburg, SA

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by oddesy » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:50 am

Amazing pictures!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: If anything macro photography shows off the beauty of nature all around us!

I have always wanted to get a macro lens and these pics have only made me want to get it sooner :lol:
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

User avatar
RUMURUTI
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1689
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:54 pm
Location: Milano (Italy) - IT ALL STARTED WITH A FOOTSTEP!
Contact:

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:54 am

Hi oddesy, Macro photography makes you realise that there is a lot more around you.
After you start you end up not only looking around bushes but in and on them and it certainly changes your view of your surroundings.
"You can leave Africa but Africa never leaves you"
LIFE IS MADE OF GOOD AND BAD THINGS, I TAKE THE GOOD AND YOU CAN KEEP THE BAD!!!
Andy Benaglia

User avatar
Caracal
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2630
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Cape Town-but dreaming of KTP

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Caracal » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:59 am

Agree with Rumuruti..one sees so much more through the macro lens. Sometimes I get such a fright though.
I stopped on the side of the road on the way to Namaqualand because I needed to have a closer look at these flowers....

Image

and only when I had spent about 10 mins photographing the flowers did I notice this character right next to the flower...a bit of a "Oh Sh*t" moment. :big_eyes:

Image

There is never a dull moment with a macro lens in your hand !!! :D

User avatar
Caracal
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2630
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Cape Town-but dreaming of KTP

Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Caracal » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:00 am

Thx for the info on the flower Rumuruti :thumbs_up:
Do you use flash at all with your macro photography ???


Return to “Wildlife Photography Enthusiasts”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Trrp-trrrrrrrr at 15:17:27
orpen
Submitted by Trrp-trrrrrrrr at 15:16:58
satara
Submitted by Foxy at 16:57:00
nossob
Submitted by Trrp-trrrrrrrr at 14:20:19