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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    So nice Cindy! That yellow is a stunner.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    I passed this rather nice tree last Sunday, so I thought I'd take a photo of it. But since I don't have one of these fancy new models with a large sensor, just the tiny little one in my D80, I obviously couldn't fit the whole tree onto the photo.

    So, I decided to do the second best: take a shot of a part of the tree. Some of it seems to be a bit out of focus, but I think you can recognise the green tree-things in the foreground



    Oh, and I used the old Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AF D. Nice lens, since I have time to eat a sandwich or two while it's focusing. Only micro lenses can make photos small enough for DX sensors of course, but you already knew that, didn't you?

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    C'mon Jorgen, pull yourself together and get yourself a Full Frame. And a german Makro instead of that Micro. That ought to do that tree thing
    If you can wait a few months the old and rather widespread 12.1 Mp FX sensor will definitely drip down into a D90 showing up at Photokina at the latest. You have my word for it, so just start a new rumor thread with confidence.
    OK honestly, from what you have shown us lately, from Vietnam etc., all you need is that D80 of yours. Great shots really
    /Steen

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Jorgen, Nice curves there. Great eye!

    Here is a tiny frog (smaller than 1cm and bees looked bigger!) taken with a D80-IR.



    and in visible light


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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Steen,
    FX in a D80-sized camera, that would be something. I really like the smaller size. Maybe I should start that rumour thread Do you think those product developers at Nikon read this forum?

    Thanks Vivek. Where do you find those cute, little frogs? The only things I see around here are big, ugly toads. Not photogenic at all. Maybe I have to walk slower

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    More small things to fit inside my little camera. Looks like a flower, doesn't it?

    D80 with Micro Nikkor 105mm AF D


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    Re: Macro thread everyone?



    Communal activity

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Hey they need a screen between them. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    D3 and 80-400 VR
    Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia)

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Cindy,
    How big is that dragonfly?
    Was that taken near the near focus limit of that lens?
    thanks
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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Hi Bob,
    The Common Whitetail male has a body about 5cm long. I was at the close focus distance of about 7.5 feet for the 80-400 VR. The stick that he is resting on was sticking out of the water, and I was near the edge of the lake. I just cropped to make the frame 4" x 4" instead of 6"x 4".

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Fly away

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    That's a good one.... I like

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Fly away
    What Jorgen said. Now, you are onto something, Cindy!

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    I agree...much more interesting! (Not that the other one was bad, but it was very literal...this one has more "art" to it).
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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Thank you Jorgen, Vivek and Stuart.

    Milkweed and Thistle- D3 and 80-400 VR

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Even computers look ancient when they get old and worn. In this case, an NC lathe, captured by the D80 and Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AF D.


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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    a Wang computer - or an Udvang ?
    doesn't look like a genuine qwerty keyboard

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    It's the keypad of a numerically controlled (NC) lathe (not a caffè latte), one of those machines where you insert a square piece of material and get a round piece out. That would be a "dreiebenk" in Norwegian and probably "drejebenk" in Danish, or?

    This one is not even very old, but existing in an industrial environment makes it look like it's been around for a while.

    Oh, and here's the keypad of a somewhat older version

    D80 with Tamron 24-135 @ 24mm and f/3.5.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    [snip] ... you insert a square piece of material and get a round piece out. [snip]
    err ... you mean like an image in a camera machine, just the other way round

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    err ... you mean like an image in a camera machine, just the other way round
    Steen - you really are firing on all cylinders today . . .that's excellent

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    I'm just babbling and having fun
    thanks for bearing with me
    bedtime here now
    see you tomorrow
    somewhere
    like at Davids slow day here photo thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    err ... you mean like an image in a camera machine, just the other way round
    Yes, only slower, and you don't have to rotate the camera, or at least I don't

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Autumn colors with fly



    Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • 1/500 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200 • a bit harsh light • each channel levels adjusted, no sharpening

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    A not so itsy bitsy Spider. 0.5X magnification.


    D300, a macro lens

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    FM2 + 60 Micro


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    Mid-morning snack..105 + Kenko tubes
    Steve
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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    with the 105mm macro, hand held unfortunately...




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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Blue monster ...


    Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • 1/80 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200 • approximately 100 % crop


    - and a red-eyed one


    Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • 1/60 sec. at f/8 ISO 200 • approximately 100 % crop
    Last edited by Steen; 16th July 2009 at 04:10.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Very impressive, Steen. They look so clear and sharp. How on earth do you get them to sit in front of your lens like that?

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    they follow me everywhere
    50,000,000 fans can't be wrong
    maybe I'm a fly whisperer
    well, they were sitting on the banister of our balcony, warming up before take off I guess
    and the weather was really strange, very warm and humid, with a thunderstorm arriving
    maybe their alarm system didn't work under those conditions
    don't know why they seemed to trust me ...

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    Hi fellows,
    entering the "fly contest"


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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    same fly, same tree... a few seconds later.



    here's the full resolution :



    Seems that jpeg reduction and compression means a lot of lost highlights details and shades of yellow/green plus significant amount of texture noise.
    Not awful, but looking a bit like weird exposed in the end. Too bad.
    I just hate jpeg.

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    Greener is better ?



    (same jpeg remark)

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Great fly shots, Corlan
    What camera / lens combination did you use for these ?
    Oh, and welcome aboard

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Great fly shots, Corlan
    What camera / lens combination did you use for these ?
    Oh, and welcome aboard
    Many thanks Bondo

    D700 + 105VR, so i cannot get as "close" as you with 100mm + D300 due to FF. Well theorically the 105 allows 1:1 when the Zeiss is just 1:2 but practically with moving subject one can't really take advantage -and the more handheld.

    I've posted some more (no flies, though) with this combination in the Fun section.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    "That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet."



    Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • -2.33EV 1/3200 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200



    Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • -2.33EV 1/400 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200



    Nikon D300 • Zeiss ZF 2/100mm • -2.33EV 1/5000 sec. at f/2.8 ISO 200

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    I really like the Rose petals Bondo. Very nice.

    Alas, tonight I find myself suffering from of a bad combination of Bourbon, a lensbaby with mag lens, an SB-800 flash equipped with a white-athletic-sock diffuser, and a dead Peony. Forgive me.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Sounds like a risky cocktail, Tim
    But I like the result

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Sounds like a risky cocktail, Tim
    But I like the result
    Hello bondo and TRSmith,
    Fantastic macro shots because of, or despite the risky cocktail! Best regards, Leica 77

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Bondo - nice texture with wave-like velvet quality.

    TRSmith - outstanding cocktail ! Colorful and intriguing.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Thanks Gents! (where am I and why does my head hurt?)

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Tim, Your dead Peony looks like silk with a gold ribbon tying it up. The color is very rich and unique.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Day Lily D700, Mamiya 80 f/1.9 and #2 Mamiya extension ring

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Tim, Your dead Peony looks like silk with a gold ribbon tying it up. The color is very rich and unique.
    Thanks Cindy! Very nice Lily. Wonderful color.

    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Day Lily D700, Mamiya 80 f/1.9 and #2 Mamiya extension ring
    Hi Cindy,
    lovely texture Interesting also how those carpels seemingly want to escape.

    Funny enough, i planned to post this yesterday but postponed due to work. Not sure it's the exact same flower but looks darn close (at least to my botany undeducated eyes).

    CZ 50/2 M @f2





    crop:
    Last edited by Corlan F.; 24th July 2009 at 01:15.

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    Re: Macro thread everyone?

    Hi Corian,
    I'm not a botanist, either, but they look like the same day lily. What lens/camera did you use? I like the greens in yours. My Mamiya lens tends to render a scene in a more pastel fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Hi Corian,
    I'm not a botanist, either, but they look like the same day lily. What lens/camera did you use? I like the greens in yours. My Mamiya lens tends to render a scene in a more pastel fashion.

    D700 with Zeiss 50/2 Makro.
    You're right, this combination renders a great color density especially in shades of green and orange/red.

    Your Mamiya makes me think of the older Zeiss/Contax lenses. Classy though sometimes on the softer side of things. Nice to have as a complement for differerent needs

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    Re: Wide Angle Macro

    My wife: "What are you doing crawling around in my flowerbed ?"
    Me: "shhh ... I'm hunting, dear"
    My wife: "Sigh. What is it this time ... ?"

    Nothing really unusual in this situation except that these captures were made with my 2.8/28mm AI-S Nikkor manual focus wide angle landscape lens. Wide open.
    Sometimes you have to make yourself some obstacles




























    All the above with Nikon D300 • Nikkor AI-S 2.8/28mm • at f/2.8 ISO 200 • all heavily cropped


    Have I finally found the do-it-all lens so that I need no other lenses ? ... next challenge: "Wildlife" .-)

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    Nikon 105VR

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