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SteveG

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Just a few shots from the last week. Still getting comfortable with the E-M5 but I'm loving it so far. I think my next lens purchase will be a macro. The 60mm/2.8 looks promising! C&C welcome and appreciated!
#1

Tulip Magenta by SJGayol, on Flickr
#2

Little Spider by SJGayol, on Flickr
#3

Clear sap by SJGayol, on Flickr
#4

Humble beginings 2 by SJGayol, on Flickr
#5

ladybug by SJGayol, on Flickr
#6

Pink Bud by SJGayol, on Flickr
#7

White Blossom Tree by SJGayol, on Flickr
#8

Moon by SJGayol, on Flickr
 

christofp

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Which lens did you use? Exif data says 54mm, maybe the FT zoom?

I love the colors of the first one and the hidden little spider!

Anyhow, as you seem to have a 150mm too:
I used the 14-150 and the 40-150 lenses for macro. With a Marumi +3 macro lens i got very good results, especially with the 40-150. Nearly the quality of the macro lens (did a comparison) for a much smaller price.

In fact the tele-macro thing works so good that I don't buy the 60mm and take my new 75-300 tele as the new close-up/macro workhorse instead.
 

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I really like numbers 2, 3, 5 and 7. 1 & 4 didn't do much for me - #1 doesn't seem sharp enough and #4 isn't really that interesting (to me.) The moon shot is nice and sharp, but I'd prefer it a bit off center. :thumbup:
 

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I would like to see more DoF on the Tulip and the Clear Sap. I particularly like your moon shot (moon shooting is an art unto itself), but I also like the White Blossom Tree and the Humble Beginnings.
 

SteveG

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Thanks for the notes guys! This is my first time owning a non P&S camera so I'm still getting to understand the tool.
Which lens did you use? Exif data says 54mm, maybe the FT zoom?

I love the colors of the first one and the hidden little spider!

Anyhow, as you seem to have a 150mm too:
I used the 14-150 and the 40-150 lenses for macro. With a Marumi +3 macro lens i got very good results, especially with the 40-150. Nearly the quality of the macro lens (did a comparison) for a much smaller price.

In fact the tele-macro thing works so good that I don't buy the 60mm and take my new 75-300 tele as the new close-up/macro workhorse instead.
Yea they were all either with the 45-150 or the oly FT 14-54 mkii (my current favorite outdoor lens). I'll have to give the Macro lens a try. Certainly a much cheaper alternative!

I really like numbers 2, 3, 5 and 7. 1 & 4 didn't do much for me - #1 doesn't seem sharp enough and #4 isn't really that interesting (to me.) The moon shot is nice and sharp, but I'd prefer it a bit off center. :thumbup:
I have a few of the flower petals in #1 sharp, but they ended up a bit... boring? The moon shot was more a "proof of concept" exercise. I could have cropped it more off center, and I'll probably go back and do that since you're right, it looks almost sterile and rigid in the center of the frame.

I would like to see more DoF on the Tulip and the Clear Sap. I particularly like your moon shot (moon shooting is an art unto itself), but I also like the White Blossom Tree and the Humble Beginnings.
One of my short comings as a very newbie... I get fixated on a particular element of the frame. I was so fixated on the sap itself that I didn't realize the rest of the bud was barely in focus until later! probably the same reason a put the moon in the center of the frame. Definitely something to work on.
You're not kidding about the moon shooting. I tried a lot of combinations for settings before I got to that shot. The hardest part for me was the mental block of shooting something with daytime settings at night in the dark.
 

SteveG

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Danny, nice fungus! How do you like the WA converter? Been thinking of picking one up for tmy 14/2.5

Sam, that was one of those moments... It was ridiculously clear that night. I also live 3 miles from NYC so light pollution is always an issue. I haven't been able to get another as good as that one.
 

Danny_SWE

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Nature Reserve - Vättlefjäll, Sweden

Was walking in this wonderful nature reserve not far from where I live, not the best season but nice anyway!

Also: I promised a fellow nordic citizen (from Finland), some swedish forrest, so here it comes, enjoy!! :)


Vättlefjäll 140111 (Björsjön) - 07 by Zarako, on Flickr


Vättlefjäll 140111 (Björsjön) - 06 by Zarako, on Flickr


Vättlefjäll 140111 (Björsjön) - 05 by Zarako, on Flickr


Vättlefjäll 140111 (Björsjön) - 04 by Zarako, on Flickr


Vättlefjäll 140111 (Björsjön) - 03 by Zarako, on Flickr


Vättlefjäll 140111 (Björsjön) - 02 by Zarako, on Flickr


Vättlefjäll 140111 (Björsjön) - 01 by Zarako, on Flickr
 

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