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Macro munchers moochers and mushrooms
Posted By: chirpy, 09-13-2008, 08:02 AM

Sigma 180mm
Metz 48-AF1
Lumiquest Mini Softbox diffuser

A few recent macros that I think turned out quite well. C&C always appreciated:

Smerinthus ocellata (Eyed Hawkmoth Caterpillar) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Smerinthus ocellata (Eyed Hawkmoth Caterpillar) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Coprinus domesticus (an Ink Cap) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Sitona lepidus (a Pea Weevil) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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the detail in these photos are stunning, very well done.
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Really like the color on these creepy-crawlies....
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Wow with no corrections?

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All are awasome shots. Nice Marco work. JIMBO
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Nice work Jonathan. The 180 is my favorite macro lens and I think your work here shows just how fine a lens it is.

Is the Hawkmoth on sage or willow?

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QuoteOriginally posted by SCGushue Quote
Is the Hawkmoth on sage or willow?

It was on Willow. Ought to really be on Sallow, but there it is

I agree about the 180mm, it's a lump of lens, but definitely worth it for the results.

There is some PP with the pictures. The caterpillar and mushroom are full size, the weevil is about a 50% crop. Tweaks for contrast and USM.
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Simply beautiful! What else can I say?

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these are incredible shots! the first one wow'd me the most.
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Beautifully done, great colours, very sharp. Very well done!
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Nicely done indeed! Great use of the great lens!

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Beuatiful and nicely captured.

09-14-2008, 03:16 PM   #13
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Nicely done, awesome macros.
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Wonderful shots, the detail is simply stunning.
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Many thanks for the kind words

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