Some Snaps from the Backyard (fixed)

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by GaryAyala, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    GF1 w/adapted Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5

    Bird of Paradise Bloom

    Monarch Caterpillar

    Plumeria Blossum

    Mary Rose Bud
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  2. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    hmmmmmm just getting little blue squares with a white question mark in them
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Same here...:confused:
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Okay ... hold on I'll fix that.
  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    X3 - on iPad here though
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real Name:
    Eureka! Worth the wait!
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    LOL ... you are too funny.

  8. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Real Name:
    Love the Bird of Paradise shot......the thinnest slither of focus on the rim of the petal...nice.
  9. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    +1. The bokeh came out so nice that I initially thought is was a picture of a flame.
  10. jumbotron

    jumbotron Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
    Gary - that Nikkor Micro is just magic in your hands and my hat off to you again! Just wonderful stuff. I tried shooting for a few weeks with mine with your suggestions, but what I grab is so far off from your incredible shots. It's getting to chilly up here in the Pacific Northwest to stand around in the cold with exposed fingers trying to finesse the dials - but I'm inspired once again to go back to the drawing board once the weather warms up in the Spring.

  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thanks Livinius

    Forrest Pansy Redbud leaves
  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thanks Canonista
    It was shooting into that late afternoon sun which really helped that image.

  13. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hey Jim, practice some setup stuff inside with a tripod. After the entire rig is setup it will be very easy for some macro shots, just set them down on on ground zero, arrange a light or two and snap away. Here's a suggestion: Shoot straight down (for this shot), get different color construction paper, and collect a series of colorful leaves and shoot them collectively and individually. Now you have a series season images, print and hang and change for every season.

    Here an image that got away (didn't quite deliver/match the image I previsualized, gonna try it again).



    PS- I being a minimalist I would go with black or white construction ... but that's just moi ... reds and browns would be nice to match the leaves.

    PPS- Supposed to be in the 80's down here this weekend, but chilly at night.