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Posted By: JMS, 02-19-2008, 11:13 AM

I spent a formerly boring afternoon working on my macro technique. The coin was shot on a black lenscap, raised off the surface with a button cell battery. K100D, A-50mm f1.7, Vivitar Macro-Focusing TC, at f16.


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02-19-2008, 02:22 PM   #2
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Not bad at all.
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I love that I can see the brush of the metal in your image. Good work capturing the great detail. What do you think caused the blue line around his neck and back of head?
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Jessie good to see a familular (face) name over here. I just signed in yesturday. Any one else here from P.P.? And now I know why you traded with Gord. You wanted a Pentax.
Anyway I like the Macro dime. Sharp and good doff. jim

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Sharp, colourful and you captured the texture nicely.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaRee Quote
What do you think caused the blue line around his neck and back of head?
I think a WB difference. This wasn't shot with lighting, it was just a 15 second exposure.

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Jessie good to see a familular (face) name over here. I just signed in yesturday. Any one else here from P.P.?
Vivietrick, SLC_Flyfishing, and Bwoods are here. But, you might not know the first two.
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yeh, thats awesome mate.. nice job.. that would make a nice t-shirt design..

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really nice detail for such a small object. Shot without lighting? that makes the effort even better
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Thanks jessie yep know or at least have seen posts from all 4. jim
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Great shot Jesse! I've never done any Macro (outside the Macro setting on my Optio S50). I understand that it can be incredibly difficult to get sharp images while shooting Macro, but you've nailed it here.

Just so you know, I'm Bwoods at P.P. and SLC Flyfishing here. SLC Flyfishing is no more at Pop Photo.

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You need to be bored more often. Nicely done and that TC works very well. I'd guess that the blue is actually a refection of light that was off to the right side somewhere.
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Always nice to have a few macro shots on the forum. At first glance I thought that the blue was from a pen having been traced around the head. But then I noticed blue in the upper left. What did you use as a lighting source, and what WB setting did you have it on. If the WB was set to tungsten and you used a flash that would explain the blue. (been there done that).
Or if you used a flash, and the flash allowed stray light to fall to the right and on an object or surface that contained blue elements, the blue colour would have been projected back (left )onto your object. I had this happen to me from a shirt I was wearing once. (just like never wear a white or light coloured shirt if you plan to go up in a small plane and take photos. The whote shirt will be reflected on the inside on you window and you will get a bunch of shots of a frustrated photographer - ha ha)
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Great texture and tone rendering
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I bet I know what happened with the blue. This was shot on my computer desk, so the blue is probably a reflection of my chair. This was natural-light.
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