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Up close and personal; ornamental grass macro macros
Posted By: NaClH2O, 08-31-2008, 07:22 PM

Got out my Unitube plus extension tube and the Tamron 90mm macro lens and went out last Sunday to hopefully get some shots of dew laden grasses. Unfortunately no dew, but some nice fun anyway. I really like the combination of an extension tube and a true macro lens, you get close enough that the resulting images border on the abstract. All shots taken with the K10D.

as a reference shot, here is a standard macro of the grass head in several of the above shots.

NaCl(thanks for looking!)H2O
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08-31-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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Great shots. Like #5 and 7.... I have always like taking pictures of different grasses.... Cheers JIMBO
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Looks like brush bottles you are photographing. Lovely bokeh all around and the colour is astounding. Great shots as usual, salty.
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Really nice series Salty, Grasses catch the light so well.

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Thanks everybody! I just wished that there had been some dew. Maybe next time I'll bring a spray bottle and make my own!

Jimbo, I'm really lucky that there is a bunch of different ornamental grasses all in the same spot right near where I live. It's one of my fall pleasures.

James, Thanks! coming from you high praise indeed. And yes, they do remind me of bottle brushes!

Gary, they do catch light well, and I love the subtle colors.

NaCl(looking forward to more of them starting to "head up" )H2O

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