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Raphael Golez14/05/2020 20:32:15
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I'm always fascinated with macro photography and its been a while since I took some macro pictures. I have taken random shots in my workshop. I find it very interesting. Please do share you macro shots here as I wanted to see how others view and take pictures of the subject they like from a different perspective.

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peak415/05/2020 01:35:02
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I'm very glad to see you posting again; I was getting a bit concerned for your well being, with your profession and the current pandemic.
You might have persuaded me to dig my camera out now.
I've taken very few photos of late, as I've not been able to get out to view the wildlife, just a few of machining setups etc.
I'll dig out the macro lens and have a ponder when I've finished re-assembling the car.

Bill

Steviegtr15/05/2020 03:27:44
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I have an old Yashika fxd I just dug out of the loft. Had no idea what to do with it. Lots of lenses etc that I bought many years ago. Just made me think if I could butcher the case to get to the focusing part to attach to my gopro. Maybe I could do some Macro shots.

Hope this thread stays active by members.

Steve.

Thor15/05/2020 05:50:04
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Hi Raphael,

I don't know if you will regard this as macro photo:

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It was taken in macro mode with my small digital pocket camera, nothing special, I took the photo just to show a friend how I milled the Steam Ports.

Thor

Edited By Thor on 15/05/2020 05:50:21

Michael Gilligan15/05/2020 09:23:29
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It was just a simple record shot, but perhaps worth noting that the countersunk head screws in question were [nominally] M2.6

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P.S. ___ I do like that barbed-wire shot, Raphael !!

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 15/05/2020 09:38:31

Raphael Golez15/05/2020 12:24:20
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Thanks Bill, things do eased up a bit in our local hospital and happy to see things are improving. We are not out of this issue as yet but in a better position when we all started. I still have to do my clinic follow up over the phone and was happy to know that most if not all my elderly patient are doing very well at home and all of them gave their warmest thank you to all of us in the frontline. Maybe you can take some macro shots with your current car project. It would be interesting to see the part we don't normally pay much attention especially at a macroscopic scale.

 

Hi Steve, that would be interesting to see. Adding a macro capability with go pro and seeing things in a different perspective.

 

Hi Thor, thanks for sharing the pictures! Nice to see the process from a closer perspective.

 

Hi Michael, it is interesting to see where the break on this M2.6 took place. Very good depth of field actually. We seldom pay attention at this scale but it is very interesting to pick out the tiny details if we magnify it.

Keep it coming gents, any macro shots will do. Very fascinating!

Edited By RAPHAEL VAL GOLEZ 1 on 15/05/2020 12:25:00

Raphael Golez15/05/2020 12:27:43
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Raphael Golez15/05/2020 12:31:06
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Bo'sun15/05/2020 12:43:00
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Posted by Thor on 15/05/2020 05:50:04:

Hi Raphael,

I don't know if you will regard this as macro photo:

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It was taken in macro mode with my small digital pocket camera, nothing special, I took the photo just to show a friend how I milled the Steam Ports.

Thor

Edited By Thor on 15/05/2020 05:50:21

Hi Thor,

No, it's not generally accepted as "macro". Macro is considered to be at least 1:1.

Glad to see I'm not the only one keen on macro. My Olympus OM4Ti and a Vivitat Series 1 macro lens takes some beating. The problem these days is, film stock and processing.

I've been wondering if/when "proper" wet photography will come back, as vinyl records have?

SillyOldDuffer15/05/2020 12:47:46
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Martin Connelly15/05/2020 12:57:03
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Did you catch the wasp on a cold morning? All my attempts at things like bees, wasps, butterflies etc. seem to end up with a space where they were before they buzzed off.

Martin C

SillyOldDuffer15/05/2020 13:38:00
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I sure Michael Gilligan will know exactly what the last creature is!

Dave

Colin Heseltine15/05/2020 13:38:26
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I would be interested in knowing what lenses you are all using for macro photography.

I have a couple of Nikon D7000 cameras and range of lenses from 11-16 wide angle, the standard 18-105 zoom, 70-300 zoom, and a 300-500mm zoom.

Are you using dedicated macro lenses or screw on macro lenses filters (as normally purchased in sets)

Colin

SillyOldDuffer15/05/2020 13:43:36
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Posted by Martin Connelly on 15/05/2020 12:57:03:

Did you catch the wasp on a cold morning? All my attempts at things like bees, wasps, butterflies etc. seem to end up with a space where they were before they buzzed off.

Martin C

No just good luck; bright sunshine let me try a fast ISO setting that caught it just before it moved. Not quick enough to freeze the wings though. My brother in law taught me the secret is to take dozens of photos and never show the failures. I've got thousands of them!

Dave

Michael Gilligan15/05/2020 14:01:19
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Posted by Colin Heseltine on 15/05/2020 13:38:26:

I would be interested in knowing what lenses you are all using for macro photography.

I have a couple of Nikon D7000 cameras and range of lenses from 11-16 wide angle, the standard 18-105 zoom, 70-300 zoom, and a 300-500mm zoom.

Are you using dedicated macro lenses or screw on macro lenses filters (as normally purchased in sets)

Colin

 

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My shot of the screw was taken using a vintage 55mm Micro Nikkor adapted to my [Panasonic Lumix G1] micro four-thirds camera body. .. But I use a wide range of other lenses.

Always happy to discuss technicalities, but don’t wish to sidetrack the spirit of Raphael’s thread.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 15/05/2020 14:16:02

Raphael Golez15/05/2020 14:07:06
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Great shot SOD, really loved that water droplet popping out from the water and forming a column. Did you do a burst shot on this? How many FPS can you camera can handle? Totally agree with you with the several shots for this tiny insects. I wanted to do some stacking but have to get a proper macro slide and a good photo editor software.

Is that a water hydra?

Colin, i'm using my old Nikon Micro lens 105mm f/2.8 D. It was on storage for a long time and I pulled it out to see if fungus have grown on my lens but thankfully they are all ok. I'm looking at getting a tube stack or a teleconverter to see if I can further improve the style of my shooting. Lighthing is done via Nikon R1C1 system.

Nice! im enjoying and having fun seeing all of the macro shots you guys took. Im sure some of you here will put a creative style on everyday objects doing your macro shots.

Raphael Golez15/05/2020 14:09:25
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 15/05/2020 14:01:19:
Posted by Colin Heseltine on 15/05/2020 13:38:26:

I would be interested in knowing what lenses you are all using for macro photography.

I have a couple of Nikon D7000 cameras and range of lenses from 11-16 wide angle, the standard 18-105 zoom, 70-300 zoom, and a 300-500mm zoom.

Are you using dedicated macro lenses or screw on macro lenses filters (as normally purchased in sets)

Colin

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My shot of the screw was taken using a vintage 50mm Micro Nikkor adapted to my [Panasonic Lumix G1] micro four-thirds camera body. .. But I use a wide range of other lenses.

Always happy to discuss technicalities, but don’t wish to sidetrack the spirit of Raphael’s thread.

MichaelG.

Hi Michael, this is the purpose of the thread. I would encourage people to talk about it. We could learn a thing or two from each other. By no means I'm good at this. I say share what you can share here and everyone is welcome to chip in what they know.

Michael Gilligan15/05/2020 14:23:31
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 15/05/2020 13:38:00:

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I sure Michael Gilligan will know exactly what the last creature is!

Dave

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Probably not down to species level, Dave

But, for those who might be interested in dipping the pond ... here is an excellent guide to Vorticella and her chums. **LINK**

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/pond/index.html

MichaelG.

Michael Gilligan15/05/2020 14:33:52
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Posted by RAPHAEL VAL GOLEZ 1 on 15/05/2020 14:09:25:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 15/05/2020 14:01:19:
Posted by Colin Heseltine on 15/05/2020 13:38:26:

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Are you using dedicated macro lenses or screw on macro lenses filters (as normally purchased in sets)

Colin

 

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Always happy to discuss technicalities, but don’t wish to sidetrack the spirit of Raphael’s thread.

MichaelG.

Hi Michael, this is the purpose of the thread. I would encourage people to talk about it. We could learn a thing or two from each other. By no means I'm good at this. I say share what you can share here and everyone is welcome to chip in what they know.

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... In which case ; let me briefly answer Colin’s closing question

The basic screw-on supplementary lenses can be a little crude [soft around the edges, etc] but a good quality Achromatic Doublet can give excellent results. .... My own favourites being the Minolta ones from the 1970s.

These do sometimes crop-up on ebay

MichaelG.

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P.S. ___ I corrected a typo in my earlier post : The Micro Nikkor is 55mm focal length blush

http://pindelski.org/Photography/2013/10/21/55mm-f3-5-micro-nikkor/

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 15/05/2020 14:36:26

Nicholas Farr15/05/2020 14:46:56
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Hi, well here's my rouge & ready attempt, taken with my IXUS 170 while holding a magnifying glass in front of the slightly zoom in lens.

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I can actually count all those little blighters now.smile

Regards Nick.

Edited By Nicholas Farr on 15/05/2020 14:50:20

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