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Posted By: 97381, 03-22-2012, 08:41 PM



Warning: non-Pentax! My K-r is on the way.. but while I wait I wanted to share my work so far. This is the best I could coax out of my trusty little Samsung L100. It's a dirt cheap, four year old point-n-shoot.
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03-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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I like the way you took advantage of the light! Very nice effect!
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NineSevenThreeEightOne - Very nice snap, as Ole noted the lighting is great!
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Thanks guys! I've done exactly zero post-processing on any of my work thus far, so what you see is exactly what I got. Opportunities can be found if you're willing to crawl through the mud for an hour.

Let me see if I can do another one here



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here's one more of shroomies
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I've a few more similar to these on flickr.. Flickr: 97381's Photostream
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Way cooll shots. Warm and soft. Really like the translucence along the edges in the fungi of the first pic.
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If these are straight out of the point and shoot, I would sure hang on to that Samsung. Great shots here.

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Super work.
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great shots, all good but the last one posted does it for me, a simpler composition, the mushrooms are great but the light on the green foliage at the bottom of the frame is super.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 97381 Quote
here's one more of shroomies
I like this one especially. I used to do quite a bit of near-macro with my P&S -- fun to push the capabilities of the equipment. You'll have a blast with the K-r, and even with the kit lens you can get good closeups. Are you getting a macro lens for it?
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Beautiful mushroom photos! Keep up the good work.
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Thanks all for the very kind words. Let me just say, I've spotted a few jaw-dropping shots in my brief perusals of this forum. I know there's some real talent here.. hope I can learn a thing or two from you all.

I've still got the little Samsung.. have no intentions of getting rid of it, but I really, REALLY want a Ricoh GRD III or IV. <holding thumb and forefinger 1mm apart> I was this close to going that direction first, before getting my K-r, but all things considered I think I made the wiser decision. The GRD still remains at the top of my wishlist though.

@Cee Cee: Thank you.. that shot is the closest to bona fide macro. The foliage at the bottom is actually moss. You can see some brownish pine needles poking up through it at the very bottom. Needless to say, the mushrooms are tiny.

@baro-nite: Thanks to you as well.. I will most definitely be getting a macro lens. However, given my budget constraints, I can say the 35mm Limited will not be in my very near future. I'm really banking on scoring a legacy macro with decent IQ. In fact, I'll be mining the brains on this forum for suggestions.

Thanks again to all for the encouragement. Can't wait to get my hands dirty with the K-r
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QuoteOriginally posted by 97381 Quote
However, given my budget constraints, I can say the 35mm Limited will not be in my very near future. I'm really banking on scoring a legacy macro with decent IQ. In fact, I'll be mining the brains on this forum for suggestions.
I might as well be the first to refer you to the forum's standard resource on low-cost macro options:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-lens-articles/152336-cheap-macro-b...lose-work.html
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