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12-13-2013, 07:40 AM   #2251
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Love the snowy road!

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The dragonflies in Mexico gave me a pretty hard time. Many of them seemed to perch very high in trees, a situation for which the 90mm macro was not very well-suited...

But some persistence finally paid off with one of my favorite dragonfly shots. It's tack sharp, and I love how the colors of the bokeh behind the head match the colors of the head itself.


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From last night with the FA31.







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Gorgeous, and a nice testament to the camera's ability, but isn't that a speck of sensor dust in the clouds in the center-top of the frame?
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A couple from yesterday.





Beautiful pics. I love your abstracts and still lives on flickr! Kudos!
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Beautiful pics. I love your abstracts and still lives on flickr! Kudos!
Thank you kindly!
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Tried my hand at snowflake macros for the first time last night. I've read that some people set up a special rig and move snowflakes onto it, but I just wanted to shoot the snow "in situ", as it fell down. It was about -12C, with no wind and large flakes gently falling down at the end of a major snow storm - ideal! So I strapped on the Tamron 90mm, the Raynox 250, 50mm of extension tubes, and my homemade telescoping Pringles flash diffuser, and headed out. I just looked for interesting formations, and shot everything handheld. Oh, and I also borrowed a lamp from the living room so I could focus.

This combo give 2.6:1 macro, and I added some cropping in post (varies, but not a lot). Though the shots were a bit under exposed and required some post, I'm pretty pleased with the results!












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There are some really impressive images, thanks for posting gentlemen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
Tried my hand at snowflake macros for the first time last night. I've read that some people set up a special rig and move snowflakes onto it, but I just wanted to shoot the snow "in situ", as it fell down. It was about -12C, with no wind and large flakes gently falling down at the end of a major snow storm - ideal! So I strapped on the Tamron 90mm, the Raynox 250, 50mm of extension tubes, and my homemade telescoping Pringles flash diffuser, and headed out. I just looked for interesting formations, and shot everything handheld. Oh, and I also borrowed a lamp from the living room so I could focus.
In B&W?
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In B&W?
Some are B&W, because the back porch is painted yellow, and so some of the pics had slight yellow overtones that detracted from the shots, IMHO. Of the four above, the second and third (labeled #2 and #4) are B&W conversions, the two others (#7 and #8) are not - they have their original color, just adjusted for levels and contrast.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
Tried my hand at snowflake macros for the first time last night. I've read that some people set up a special rig and move snowflakes onto it, but I just wanted to shoot the snow "in situ", as it fell down. It was about -12C, with no wind and large flakes gently falling down at the end of a major snow storm - ideal! So I strapped on the Tamron 90mm, the Raynox 250, 50mm of extension tubes, and my homemade telescoping Pringles flash diffuser, and headed out. I just looked for interesting formations, and shot everything handheld. Oh, and I also borrowed a lamp from the living room so I could focus.

This combo give 2.6:1 macro, and I added some cropping in post (varies, but not a lot). Though the shots were a bit under exposed and required some post, I'm pretty pleased with the results!











Very nice snowflakes Doundounba -- I think we got hit by the same storm system here in Toronto earlier this past weekend (not that bad, we didn't have to call in the army this time). Thanks for sharing your technique.
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K-01 w/15mm at ISO 6400

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I took a picture of a banana, with a Q7 for scale. :P
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