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#1 of 47 Ed Moxley

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Posted June 01 2012 - 12:28 PM

Let's see some of your macro pictures............:) I played around with my macro lens today and got these. Posted Image Posted Image
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#2 of 47 Scott Merryfield

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Posted June 01 2012 - 01:26 PM

Very cool, Ed! I wish I could join in, but I've never been much of a macro shooter -- don't even own a true macro lens.

#3 of 47 Ed Moxley

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Posted June 01 2012 - 02:33 PM

Thanks........ You probably could do it if any of your lenses can get pretty close, and focus good.
Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#4 of 47 Coressel

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Posted June 01 2012 - 02:38 PM

What camera and lens did you use for these? They are amazing.



#5 of 47 Ed Moxley

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Posted June 01 2012 - 05:03 PM

What camera and lens did you use for these? They are amazing.

Thanks. I used a Nikon D7000 and Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens, along with my SB-900 speedlight (off camera).
Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#6 of 47 Sam Posten

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Posted June 03 2012 - 12:58 PM

Some of my favorite macro shots: Posted Image 11-DT-Spider-1758 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image 10-SpiderLunch-4777 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image Strogg Macro 1 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image 08-Mantis-2886 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image Smiles3 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image YJChicken9 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image 08-NFC-Cricket-9037 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image 09-cicada-1561 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image 07-Summer-5759 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image 08-Sig150-3213-Terra Cotta Warrior by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image Bugs-1404 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image 12-D4-Test-0724 by Kadath, on Flickr Posted Image 12-D4-Test-0102 by Kadath, on Flickr Note: These are my faves, not necessarily my BEST =)

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Posted June 03 2012 - 01:45 PM

Also, if you ever want inspiration from a true macro master, may I introduce Lord V! http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/

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Posted June 07 2012 - 03:40 PM

A few from what I've shot thus far:


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Posted June 08 2012 - 03:15 AM

Neat!

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Posted June 08 2012 - 08:13 AM

Very nice guys.............. :)
Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#11 of 47 Cameron Yee

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Posted June 11 2012 - 12:59 PM

My attempt at a Mapplethorpe. :)


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Posted June 12 2012 - 04:00 PM

Another taken today with the 7D. I didn't realize there was a bead of water at the tip of the bud until I got it into Lightroom.


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Posted June 24 2012 - 12:57 PM

For you rose enthusiasts:


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Posted June 24 2012 - 01:24 PM

VERY nice!

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Posted July 12 2012 - 04:53 PM

Some excellent macro work. I really should get out and do some macro, especially since I have the long-discontinued Nikon 70-180 Micro, one of the coolest lenses ever made.

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Posted July 12 2012 - 04:55 PM

BTW, somewhat off topic, but it was mentioned. I just got Lightroom and have no idea what it does different from Photoshop. Anyone care to enlighten me?

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Posted July 12 2012 - 05:10 PM

I use Lightroom for basic adjustments to the tone curve, sharpening, exposure, color, etc. I rarely use Photoshop anymore to do any of that. What I do use Photoshop for is more significant "photoshopping" like cloning, healing brush, adding text if needed, and layers work. Lightroom can do some of those things, like cloning and healing, but on a much more limited basis.


Lightroom is also great photo organizing and management software.


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Posted July 13 2012 - 04:34 AM

I use Lr for importing, sorting and keeping track of my images. I use Lr for all image wide adjustments, minor adjustments with brushes, and things like red eye removal. Color balance and tone and cropping are all i do to 90% of my images. I use Ps for pixel level edits, the VERY rare for me merge to HDR, and stitching together panos. None of these can be done in Lr. EVERYTHING you can do in Lr can be done in Ps, the opposite is not true. BUT Ps is optimized for doing those things very finely on one image at a time. Lr is optimized for high volume edits to batches of photos. If you are the type of photographer who will go out for an afternoon of shooting and come back with a dozen very specific shots that match up to refined sensibilities PS is probably more your bag. If you go out regularly and shoot photos as 'events' where you want to capture the ebb and flow of things as they occur and give a lot of details in dozens of pictures, Lr is the way to go.

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Posted July 13 2012 - 05:08 AM

Thanks for the info. Being mostly a sheet film photographer, I think it is fairly obvious which app is more my style, not to say I will never shoot any events that might be suitable for batch processing. It's just that I was upgrading PS and Adobe had a deal on LR if you bought them together, so I figured I'd give it a shot. My real ambition (probably never to be realized) is to start shooting medium and large format B&W film again, scanning them and finishing digitally. There is a neat digital printer right next door to work. You guys should check them out. http://www.fineprintimaging.com/

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Posted July 16 2012 - 01:29 PM

Some shots of bees and lavender:


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