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11-06-2010, 08:26 PM   #196
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Hehe...well...

A few years ago I got into archaeology and so forth. Always had an interest in the Paleolithic period, (paleolithic basically - and loosely - meaning 'ancient stone [tool] user') and when internet access came along a good web moniker seemed to be Paleo Pete. So there ya have it, I'm an old fart into lots older stuff.

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Out and about town today, I decided to take my camera with me. Near a hardware store, I found this little flower. It's not tiny, but neither is is larger than a nickel.

It is a bit blurry caused by wind conditions.

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I just posted a short tutorial on the binocular lens macro rig with some nice sample pictures here

Binocular Lens Macro Rig

if anyone is interested.
11-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #199
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Shooting Stars - 'Dodecatheon meadia'

Spring wildflowers from earlier thsi year...



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Henbit. Binocular lens macro. No editing, crop and resize only. About a half inch tall, size of a match head, leaf rosette about an inch across.



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Violet Wood Sorrel, about dime size. Binocular lens macro rig, flash and diffuser used, f11, 1/180. Taken in a friend's yard just at dark, barely able to see to focus.



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This is a close relative of Yellow Wood Sorrel, posted earlier. I have a nice shot of that one taken recently too, not sure if it's been uploaded...only 2000 keepers to sort through...I can't remember...
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Another one I just spotted a few days ago, about the size of a match head.



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These were taken yesterday, at the local Botanical gardens.
1. About 5mm- in great profusion.
2. A little bigger, and I think a Orchid of sorts.
3. Not really a flower, but the what remains after the flower has fallen off.
4. Another kind of Orchid. About 8mm.
5. A very tiny flower, max 4mm. This was taken with a Paleo Pete rig (rigmaroleis what I am now calling it) I am looking for a way to get Paleo Pete back for what he is doing to me. Imagine all the stares and confusion with the other visitors to the park, seeing a guy with a funny looking camera and lens, on his knees, bent down, takes a shot, goes upright, and then repeats the process again. Probably think I am some kind of wierdo, worshipping some crazy flower god? I'm gonna get you PP

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Ohhh man that's funny...I laughed the whole time i read that. I get the same funny looks, this guy with a weird lens, on his knees 4 inches from something they can't even see...

You're getting some good pictures with it, once you use it a while and learn how to "see" the focus and detail, it gets some great shots. I'm glad to see someone else using it though, it's a very good el cheapo macro rig. Mine stays in the camera bag at all times ready to go. But I don't worry about what people think...
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I know that feeling...

I kinda had the same thing happen when I was doing some macro out back of the doctors office while my wife was there (at the doc's).
I went back to the car for a lens change and a guy gettin in his truck asked "I saw you down there taking pictures, what, were you taking pictures of bugs or something?" I asked him if he was in to photography, but he wasn't. He just happened to know about flower/bug photo taking.
I'm glad he was knowledgeable about that sort of thing rather than go back into the doctors office and mention that there was some nut out back crawling around in the bushes!
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Interesting story. I haven't talked to anyone who saw me yet, just got lots of funny looks...
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SpecialK - Nice one. What is it though?
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Just a few I've shot over the years.











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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
SpecialK - Nice one. What is it though?
Thanks, but I don't know :-)
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