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

Comment by Susie Sun on April 22, 2012 at 12:49pm

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 Gary 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 Gary 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 Gary 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 :)

Comment by Jacquiline Van Ghent on January 26, 2012 at 12:08am


Does this clasify as macro?


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