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06/01/2010 08:45:45 PM · #26
I hit the jackpot tonight while at the park. I'm going to add a few and keep a few more back for days I miss due to working both jobs. Will get more commenting done tonight.

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I love it when I can shoot for myself it's so much fun!!!! Thanks everyone for joining me!
06/01/2010 10:13:58 PM · #27
I had a busy day, and didn't get started shooting until it was almost too dark to see to focus.
This one is not a true "macro" but is the nicest one of the 4 subjects that I shot for the thread. The 'shrooms are about 2 inches tall.
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Here's one of the out takes.
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Message edited by author 2010-06-02 02:07:21.
06/01/2010 10:40:31 PM · #28
How do I post my picture?
06/01/2010 10:43:07 PM · #29
Originally posted by dianapf1:

How do I post my picture?


Since your not a member you have to upload it to a third party cite and follow the directions found in the FAQ I use photobucket cause its easy (they give you a clickable thumbnail link so its copy/paste ... and when I became I member I continue to use my photobucket for not important images... I think most on here use flicker though...
06/01/2010 10:48:31 PM · #30
Originally posted by dianapf1:

How do I post my picture?


When you're viewing your image (in your dpc portfolio) copy the number from the end of the URL in the address bar.

When posting to a thread there are icons above the post box. Pick the second from the right and paste the number (just the number). Click ok. Click post.

Or the hard way, just type [thumb]<image number>[/thumb] in your post.

Message edited by author 2010-06-01 22:49:39.
06/01/2010 10:51:05 PM · #31
I had my wide angle lens that is also macro with me and I couldn't get as close as I wanted. Next time I will bring my 100mm macro. But here is my flower - I shot a ton of bees but they were not crisp enough. It was getting dark so this was shot at 1600 ISO - f 9 and 1/50 shutter speed. It was windy and I had to wait for a lull to capture this shot. Hand held, no flash - shot in aperature priority and upped the ISO to grab what was left of the light as the flower was in the shade.

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Message edited by author 2010-06-01 23:38:38.
06/01/2010 10:51:26 PM · #32
Originally posted by dianapf1:

How do I post my picture?


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Have the photo you want to put here in your portfolio up. See at the end where it says Image ID in the address. Just copy the 6 numbers at the end of it then go to this thread. Click the second to last item next to the word Message it will allow you to post the thumbnail by putting in the numbers you copied earlier.

Matt
06/01/2010 10:53:01 PM · #33
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not a true macro but umm im very proud!
I LOVE MY NEW CAMERA!!!
06/01/2010 11:06:28 PM · #34
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here is another one... and im done with the water drops
06/01/2010 11:33:07 PM · #35
Just a quick suggestion on the images posted here. Please post as many details of the shot as you can to help others understand how you got the shot. IE handheld/tripod, flash/no flash, off camera if used or on hotshoe and what sort of diffuser you used. Thanks I will be editing the details of all of mine to include this.

BTW do most of you use a tripod when shooting macros? I never have and always shoot handheld.
06/01/2010 11:41:08 PM · #36
For me, it depends. I don't have an IS lens, so, if the light is low and I have to stop to a slower shutter, then yes. In fact, one photo that I'm trying to work up now, I used a monopod.
06/01/2010 11:42:10 PM · #37
I usually use a tri pod however with the new camera my tripod falls to the ground LOL I have shakie hands... I love macro and so want a macro lens but man they are EXPENSIVE at this level. I got a big water jug... once there is enough cash in there to buy it ill have it... :) and ill start including notes in my description field :)
06/02/2010 12:27:18 AM · #38
Originally posted by JustCaree:

I usually use a tri pod however with the new camera my tripod falls to the ground LOL I have shakie hands... I love macro and so want a macro lens but man they are EXPENSIVE at this level.

You can try using your tripod as a monopod, just extend one leg, and don't spread the legs out, and it will help a lot with stability. When you are viewing a small area to shoot, even the smallest movement can cause a lot of blur.

You may want to have a look around to see if you can find a close up lens (filter) set that will work with one of your current lenses. They are an inexpensive way to get into macro territory. Another good option is to get an extension ring. It goes between the camera and the lens, and allows you to focus much closer with the lenses you already have. I keep one in my bag and use it often for shooting butterflies and the like with a telephoto.

For most of my shooting, I use a monopod if possible, and for night shooting, I keep a good tripod in each vehicle that I drive. I like to move around too much to use a tripod for macro, unless I am shooting one chosen subject, and need big depth of field, making it necessary to use small aperture and long shutter times.
06/02/2010 01:10:13 AM · #39
Originally posted by MelonMusketeer:

Originally posted by JustCaree:

I usually use a tri pod however with the new camera my tripod falls to the ground LOL I have shakie hands... I love macro and so want a macro lens but man they are EXPENSIVE at this level.

You can try using your tripod as a monopod, just extend one leg, and don't spread the legs out, and it will help a lot with stability. When you are viewing a small area to shoot, even the smallest movement can cause a lot of blur.

You may want to have a look around to see if you can find a close up lens (filter) set that will work with one of your current lenses. They are an inexpensive way to get into macro territory. Another good option is to get an extension ring. It goes between the camera and the lens, and allows you to focus much closer with the lenses you already have. I keep one in my bag and use it often for shooting butterflies and the like with a telephoto.

For most of my shooting, I use a monopod if possible, and for night shooting, I keep a good tripod in each vehicle that I drive. I like to move around too much to use a tripod for macro, unless I am shooting one chosen subject, and need big depth of field, making it necessary to use small aperture and long shutter times.


Thanks for the advice! I just forked over a nice chunk for the camera and all my goodies today... so it will be a lil while before I can fork over any more for anything (though I did put in a offer for a tripod at a church auction today so we will see lol $20.00 but it was for flood victims in my area) I like the monopods... and will have to look into one of those in the near future. They would work so much better for me... cause our area is so hilly and unlevel. For now I will just have to make due with what I got though :) blurriness and all LOL. (if i sound rude im not trying to be... just a lil aggravated with dpc voters tonight)
06/02/2010 01:40:11 AM · #40
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

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I could not go outside today because of the rain so I thought I would shoot something that most people overlook... Scan you guess what it is?

This was taken with my 50mm reversed at aperture f/22 and 30 sec exposure. Enjoy my first of many shots this month!


To all who guessed, yes it is a dusty fan. It was in the storage room where nothing gets dusted until used again. I took it out thinking that the dust could get a cool texture!
06/02/2010 01:54:53 AM · #41
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06/02/2010 01:59:34 AM · #42
Would anyone mind if I jump into this SC????
06/02/2010 02:04:30 AM · #43
Originally posted by GregoryB:

Would anyone mind if I jump into this SC????

I doubt it as long as you comment and participate :)
06/02/2010 02:33:32 AM · #44
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Taken recently - it's been raining since ...
06/02/2010 02:53:53 AM · #45
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Didn't have to go far for this one taken in the front yard.


Message edited by author 2010-06-02 02:54:41.
06/02/2010 03:17:40 AM · #46
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Message edited by author 2010-06-02 05:01:58.
06/02/2010 03:24:46 AM · #47
Originally posted by JustCaree:


Thanks for the advice! I just forked over a nice chunk for the camera and all my goodies today... so it will be a lil while before I can fork over any more for anything (though I did put in a offer for a tripod at a church auction today so we will see lol $20.00 but it was for flood victims in my area) I like the monopods... and will have to look into one of those in the near future. They would work so much better for me... cause our area is so hilly and unlevel. For now I will just have to make due with what I got though :) blurriness and all LOL. (if i sound rude im not trying to be... just a lil aggravated with dpc voters tonight)


Hi Carrie, A piece of 3/4 inch electrical tubing will be a good stop gap. If you can get an old material glove that will slide freely up and down the tube (and not be too slippery), it will steady you heaps. The diameter of the tube of course depends on the size of your hands. You may have to get something smaller. Curtain rods also work well. You still need to be able to steady the camera with both hands.

Message edited by author 2010-06-02 03:26:21.
06/02/2010 05:43:04 AM · #48
From yesterday.

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06/02/2010 07:48:37 AM · #49
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06/02/2010 09:05:06 AM · #50
Originally posted by GregoryB:

Would anyone mind if I jump into this SC????


Added you to the list.

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