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Posted By: JMR, 05-05-2009, 11:26 AM

Stages in the unfurling of a leaf. Beautiful and irresistible. The last shot is not really a macro but was taken on same day.

Since I bought the K10D I have two lenses: 16-45 and 50-200. No more money and no macro lens. And so, I almost cry when I see all the wonderful macros on this site. Then Roentarre told us all about how he managed to place a Nikon lens on the Pentax camera. I had my doubts and didn't want to damage the camera, so I did not try it. But, about a month ago I broke down and tried it. You have to use manuel mode and guess the first exposure to start, and then work your way to over or under exposure until you get the right exposure. This is the second series results. Thank you Roentarre!

I must say, of all the kinds of photography, I find macro the hardest by far. So many variables to consider before one can get a reasonably good image.

JMR

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05-05-2009, 11:37 AM   #2
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Interesting series. I really like the last one JMR. JIM
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I agree that macro can be a challenge but it sure is fun! I like what you've posted here and look forward to more.
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Interesting series. I really like the last one JMR. JIM
Thanks.

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I agree that macro can be a challenge but it sure is fun! I like what you've posted here and look forward to more.
Thank you. I wish I had your optimism, I do almost all my macro work in the spring when everything seems so alive and fresh. And did I mention RAIN! If there is a light rain, by all means go out if you can.

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Great shots! Now you inspired me to look for similar subject, I know we have the same phase here too!
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Great shots! Now you inspired me to look for similar subject, I know we have the same phase here too!
Thanks Georg. I took these from the saplings, and they have the best buds in differrent stages. But they sure unfurl fast- overnight, in fact. Such is the miracle of life.

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Nice series JMR. That's great that you were able to mount a Nikon lens so you could get macro capability. I like numbers two and four the best, with two being my favorite because of the colors.

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A very beautiful sequence of images. Macro is already giving your work a new dimension.
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Great series. This is just the inspiration I need to get out one of my macro lenses. Thank for posting.
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Really beautiful images JMR, a new beginning indeed.
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Thank you. I wish I had your optimism, I do almost all my macro work in the spring when everything seems so alive and fresh. And did I mention RAIN! If there is a light rain, by all means go out if you can.

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I agree on the rain, I also like early in the morning when there is dew.
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Nice series JMR. That's great that you were able to mount a Nikon lens so you could get macro capability. I like numbers two and four the best, with two being my favorite because of the colors.
Thanks.
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A very beautiful sequence of images. Macro is already giving your work a new dimension.
Thanks. Hope to get a few more before the new growth is gone.

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Great series. This is just the inspiration I need to get out one of my macro lenses. Thank for posting.
Thnaks. Go for it. I spent at least an hour moving around until the backgrounds and/or the focusing was the way I wanted. As I said, toughest kind of photography I have done.


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I agree on the rain, I also like early in the morning when there is dew.
It is tough to get out in the morning. Work gets in the way!

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Nice JMR one of my photography goals is to give the macro a real effort this summer thanks for the inspiration.
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Nice JMR one of my photography goals is to give the macro a real effort this summer thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks Dave, now is the time, with blossoms of so many trees coming your way.

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