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The official "Macro" thread

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by spatulaboy, May 12, 2013.

  1. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    I know there are numerous macro lens based threads on here, but I think a general image thread of all macros pooled together would be useful. I've tried looking for one but I don't think one exists!

    To start things off:
    These are done with the Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5 with 1:1 adapter on my G5.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8733636652/" title="Ant Vs Ladybug by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8733636652_0f108b0201_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Ant Vs Ladybug"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8734138666/" title="Honey Bee Macro by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8734138666_b69f493b7a_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Honey Bee Macro"></a>
     
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  2. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Nice stuff there Vin.
     
  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Both shot with the PM1 and Tokina 90 2.5 aka "Bokina"
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  4. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    Here's a recent one.
    Lumix G2 with 45-200 @ 91mm with a +3 achromat
    ISO 200, 1/250, f/16

    After_Easter.
     
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  5. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    791
    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Guys,
    It would be much helpful and enjoyable if everyone are following the OP and add more information into their post eg.(Body, Lens, Adapter, Tubes, Flashes ... etc ...). What do you guys think?
     
  6. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    E-M5 + Oly 60mm Macro.

    Ants fighting
    Myror_01__.

    Some bug :)
    Bug_01__.
     
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  7. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    EP3 Nikon 100mm F2.8 series E with M2 tube.
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    G5 Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AIS with K rings.
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    G5 7.5mm ROK.
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  8. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Self Portrait

    I've posted this before, in another discussion.
    A "self portrait" - my reflection in the tip of a ball point pen.
    Shot with the 45mm and both Kenko extension tubes.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/7171944568/" title="Pen Tip Self Portrait by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 7171944568_259373ac7f_c. "800" height="600" alt="Pen Tip Self Portrait"></a>
     
  9. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    The 1st wild flowers I've seen here this spring! Oly 60mm/ EM5
     
  10. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
  11. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    154
    Oct 21, 2012
    E-PL1. Likely shot with the Oly 40-150mm with extension tubes.

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    Also with the E-PL1 and I think the O 14-42mm kit with tubes as well. I used 2nd curtain flash diffused with waxed paper or something similar.

    8736254715_8f12e64282_c.
     
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  12. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    I'll have to go through my archives and repost a few of my favorites. For now, here's one I took yesterday.

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    Kiron 105/2.8
     
  13. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    A spider wrapping up a bee. The bee was still kicking, but the spider was very persistent.
    image36.

    Tamron 90/2.5 on a Panasonic G2 with a camera mounted flash shot through a piece of white paper or bounced off of something handy. I don't remember which.

    I don't remember the aperture, but it was probably between f/8 and f/16.

    Fred
     
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  14. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    Here's another. I think I posted this in the Green thread a while back.

    Grasshopper
    Grasshopper1.

    G2 at ISO200, 135mm enlarging lens on a bellows all on top of a distressingly heavy tripod.
    Again there was a camera mounted flash involved, probably shot through a diffuser. OK it was really a sheet of white paper. Diffuser just sounds more photographer-y.

    Fred
     
  15. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    154
    Oct 21, 2012
    I really love the detail and the even lighting. I think it was worth your effort. A home-made diffuser always feels like such a huge value for the effort. I'm partial to folded waxed paper in a pinch.
     
  16. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Good idea. A few I took last year, all with the Minolta MD Macro 50mm and Lumix G2:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8188456155/" title="My Eye by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8188456155_c021cd9533_b. "1024" height="768" alt="My Eye"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7988541754/" title="The Bee's Knees by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7988541754_d5c02059b0_b. "768" height="1024" alt="The Bee's Knees"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7670798562/" title="P1350994-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7670798562_95d65835e2_b. "768" height="1024" alt="P1350994-1"></a>
     
  17. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Awesome stuff y'all!
     
  18. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
  19. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
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  20. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Bradley
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