Throwing down the gauntlet

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by oldmanemu, May 11, 2005.

  1. oldmanemu

    oldmanemu Member

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    This is a challange to all you camera buffs lurking out there.
    Post your extreme macro images.
    Not your every day insect on flower, insect flying etc. but shots of things that can be seen with your eye but you can't see the detail, shots like this
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    but better, much better, lets see what you guys out ther with thousands of dollars worth of camera can do, and even those with P&S cameras, I feel inventivness will be a great leveler.
     
  2. berek

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    Well I paid $420 for a macro lens today but it can only do 1:1 Not very extreme I'm afraid :o
     
  3. Slug69

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    Need more light if you want to increase your depth of field.

    maybe if you dragged some 2000 watt lamps and a generator through the bush you might be able to stop down that lens of yours...
     
  4. WestCoast

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    Sir, I accept your challenge - I'll see your aphid and raise you a matchstick! :D

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  5. Dinuc

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    From the 'Here's one I prepared earlier' school of photography... ;)

    Still a great shot. :thumbup:

    Dna
     
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  6. WestCoast

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    Well, it is a shot I took a while ago, but then he didn't specify a date range, just an extreme macro! :)
     
  7. Pyro

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    Amazing photo, like nothing i've ever seen before Westcoast

    A larger size for a wallpaper perhaps?
     
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  8. Imitation

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    Gee.. Pyro wants a wallpaper of a matchstick.. how ironic :)

    There's no limit of what you can do in macro. There is so much detail to capture in life.. so many things we don't see. Things so small.. so unique.. beautiful.. meh! I guess that just counts for photography all together..
     
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  9. Tyrael

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    I'm still thinking that Dinuc's pic of the 50c piece a few months ago will take a bit to beat...
     
  10. Mred32

    Mred32 Old and Decrepit

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    I have ... condensation!

    Canon 300D, handheld.

    The bottle:
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    50mm reversed on Canon 18-55mm lens:
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    50mm reversed on Canon 300mm lens:
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    Mred32
     
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  11. whitetoeddog

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    That's a bloody good shot...

    :)
     
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    Thats not irony it's perfectly normal isn't it? :)
     
  14. c.leong

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    :D I get very excited by that photo ;)
     
  17. Mred32

    Mred32 Old and Decrepit

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    Heh, I like those little eyes looking at me c.leong.
    :thumbup:

    Cheers oldmanemu. CDs always look cool when you get the light right.
    :)

    Mred32
     
  18. Kafoopsy

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    Here is one of my "macro" shots.
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    What happened to the photo of the match that everyone was raving about?

    P.S. Emphasis on the (") around "macro"
     
  19. Mred32

    Mred32 Old and Decrepit

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    Nice growing thing you have there.
    The Match Is Here.

    Mred32
     
  20. thommo101

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    I was tempted just to post a link to the last shots I did with some tricky lense reversing... (oh heck, i will post a link anyway.. here it is: Extreme Macro) But then the thought of the satisfaction i would get from whipping out the camera overcame me! I should be doing work.. but hey.. i only get paid for my 8 hours!

    So... camera in hand, what to photograph???

    No inspiration.. so I thought i'd make a cuppa... AHUH!

    Nothing irritates me more then people that double dip from the coffee to the sugar! damn flatmate!

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    Or with a bit LESS depth of field (although I got the focus point better)

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    How close can this approach get?
    (using 50 mm prime reversed)
    My shutter release on my film camera:
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    Gee, I wonder what iso I am using?
    (using 70-210 @ about 100mm?)
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    The trickiest thing is getting the focus right!

    I think I managed ok considering it was all hand held only lit by my bed side lamp.

    Rod
     

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