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Unknown weed

Started by Charlton Larca Oct 24, 2014. 0 Replies

I saw this while driving around, at the 3000ft elevation mark.I had my SonyA77 with my 24mm Macro lense and had to take this photo.I see this only at this elevation.  Maybe someone can ID the flowe /…Continue

Rose bud petal's

Started by Vee. Last reply by Vee Jun 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Early morning watering, rose bud petal's.…Continue

Tags: red, close, nature, flower, plant

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Comment by Roxann Kidd on June 6, 2012 at 3:21am

Something different

Comment by Vicki Brazil on May 11, 2012 at 7:18pm

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Comment by Cynthia Swinnen on February 27, 2012 at 4:39am

No idea what this is called but I was wondering around my husband's grandmothers flower garden, saw it, and took a pic of it.  

Comment by Joie Cameron-Brown on January 27, 2012 at 2:25pm

Very interesting and beautiful work.  Glad to have found this site.  I love doing macro photography so looks like a place to learn more.

Comment by GJ Vernon on January 26, 2012 at 12:35pm

I'm glad you enjoyed the visit Jenni

i always recommend that site because of the categories and the easy search facility, you can find a theme quickly and study the excellent fine art.

Comment by Jenni Mackay on January 26, 2012 at 11:49am

Wow Gary, I am still reeling from looking through the photos (works of supreme art) on the website you have just mentioned.  They are simply stunning!! :)

Comment by GJ Vernon on January 26, 2012 at 10:26am

Thought you may like the sugar trick he he

its especially good with leading ants to exactly where you want to shoo them..

There is the wikipedia definition

A broader view is taken over at 1X!/photos/macro

Comment by Jacquiline Van Ghent on January 26, 2012 at 8:29am



thats a cleaver trick with the sugar drop.  Ok what do you guys classify as marco, is it anything that is used with a macro setting on a lense or is it the distance of the subject.  Can anything be used for macro or must it be insects.  I have seen someone take a photo of those little statues and say its macro.  Sorry for the questions. Just trying to understand what classifies something as macro or just a good zoom in.

Comment by GJ Vernon on January 26, 2012 at 8:22am

Hi Jacquiline,

to answer your question, you need copious amounts of patience and then some!

Using a purpose built macro studio helps control the light and sugary water also helps control the path of the bug - outside they are mostly slow if not comatose early morning befor the sun warms them up!

I don't entirely understand the second question?

"And do all you photos get edited if so is that truely taking a pic"

Why would they not be?

Before any image even reaches a computer it is edited within your camera by whatever contrast curve, hue / sat, sharpening etc settings you have dialed in.

I shoot in raw so i prefer to edit more accurately than the camera can in a proper work flow..

Editing can become quite intense and time consuming on some subjects, for example look at this link here:!/photo/47526/c...

That image of a Cuckoo Wasp took 239 exposures @ .03mm steps

Although i suspect in this case the wasp was possibly deceased :)


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