Random Nature

Discussion in 'Nature' started by SteveG, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. SteveG

    SteveG Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 9, 2013
    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!
    Tulip Magenta by SJGayol, on Flickr
    Little Spider by SJGayol, on Flickr
    Clear sap by SJGayol, on Flickr
    Humble beginings 2 by SJGayol, on Flickr
    ladybug by SJGayol, on Flickr
    Pink Bud by SJGayol, on Flickr
    White Blossom Tree by SJGayol, on Flickr
    Moon by SJGayol, on Flickr
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  2. christofp

    christofp Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 21, 2012
    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.
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    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:
  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    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.
  5. SteveG

    SteveG Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 9, 2013
    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.
    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 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.

    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.
  6. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Beautiful set!
  7. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Great stuff!
  8. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Nice. 7 & 8 is probably best.
  9. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Found a funny mushroom today, (lens fisheye and 20mm)

    Attached Files:

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  10. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Surprisingly sharp moon shot at 150, even 1:1 view
  11. SteveG

    SteveG Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 9, 2013
    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.
  12. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    no it was a native WA, Samyang fisheye! Fantastic lens! Here another...

    6010311 by Zarako, on Flickr

    /edit: one more:

    6010099 by Zarako, on Flickr
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  13. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
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  14. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Very nice set. Congrats.
  15. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
  16. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    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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  17. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
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  18. desmoface

    desmoface Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
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  19. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
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  20. LoneRider

    LoneRider Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2014
    Marysville, WA.
    A shot taken on my way home this morning. Nikon mount Rokinon 85mm adapted to Canon, adapted to MFT. 1/400 sec. f/1.4, ISO 800

    After the Storm by Lone-Rider, on Flickr