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Very small white flowers

Postby TomCofer » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:38 am

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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby Chris G » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:09 am

Ahhh good ol macro, something I miss doing alot :)

Had a look through all your posts, some great shots in there Tom. I know its not the easiest of genes to master hehe.

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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby TomCofer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:33 am

Chris G wrote:Ahhh good ol macro, something I miss doing alot :)

Had a look through all your posts, some great shots in there Tom. I know its not the easiest of genes to master hehe.

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One of these days I hope to have the proper equipment to do a better job of it, but I do find it fascinating. Macro photography is like looking into a whole new world that lies within our own. :)
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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby Chris G » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:02 am

TomCofer wrote:
Chris G wrote:Ahhh good ol macro, something I miss doing alot :)

Had a look through all your posts, some great shots in there Tom. I know its not the easiest of genes to master hehe.

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Thanks Chris.
One of these days I hope to have the proper equipment to do a better job of it, but I do find it fascinating. Macro photography is like looking into a whole new world that lies within our own. :)


Macro is what fascinated me into photography when I was first starting out, I found nothing better than hunting around in the bushes looking for anything that had 6 or more legs :D

What type of gear are you using at the moment Tom?
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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby TomCofer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:37 am

Chris,
"Redneck Enthusiast Photographer on a shoestring budget." Pretty much describes both me and my gear. :)


I've got a Canon 50D. I use a cheap, used 55-250mm at minimum focusing distance for the close-up stuff and attach a Raynox 250 to it or one of my other lenses for the macro stuff. I use a makeshift, DIY on-camera flash diffuser. I've played a little bit with focus stacking, but only thru Photoshop and have had hit or miss luck with it.

If my budget ever allows it, I'd like to get a true macro lens and some decent extention tubes, but until then I do the best I can with what I have and have fun at it. I've got some more shots here:

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=213
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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby WesternGuy » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:28 am

Hi Tom. Where are you finding "small white flowers" to photograph this time of year? I would think that your part of the world is under a few inches (more or less) of snow. :?

Regardless, these look very nice - pictures of things to come. :)

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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby TomCofer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:35 am

WesternGuy wrote:Hi Tom. Where are you finding "small white flowers" to photograph this time of year? I would think that your part of the world is under a few inches (more or less) of snow. :?

Regardless, these look very nice - pictures of things to come. :)

WesternGuy


OK, they aren't "new" shots, but ones from warmer weather WG. :) Fortunately, we don't have any snow at the moment, but the temps have been low and most of the vegetation is gone 'til Spring.
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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby WesternGuy » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:35 am

"No snow at the moment" - we have maybe 6 to 10 inches depending on where you are around here, but we are into our annual January thaw, so a lot of it will disappear in the next few days. Sloppy streets and all that, but the guys who own the car washes are laughing all the way to the bank! :D

My wife and I are off to Florida next week, so maybe I will find some flowers and post something here.

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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby Chris G » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:21 am

TomCofer wrote:Chris,
"Redneck Enthusiast Photographer on a shoestring budget." Pretty much describes both me and my gear. :)


I've got a Canon 50D. I use a cheap, used 55-250mm at minimum focusing distance for the close-up stuff and attach a Raynox 250 to it or one of my other lenses for the macro stuff. I use a makeshift, DIY on-camera flash diffuser. I've played a little bit with focus stacking, but only thru Photoshop and have had hit or miss luck with it.

If my budget ever allows it, I'd like to get a true macro lens and some decent extention tubes, but until then I do the best I can with what I have and have fun at it. I've got some more shots here:

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=213


Nothing wrong with that :) .. Ever thought about getting a cheap 50mm lens and doing the reversal for a instant macro lens.. Might be a better option for you until you have the funds for a true macro :)
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Re: Very small white flowers

Postby TomCofer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:19 am

I've got the lens, just never tried the reversal thing. I'm pretty clumsy. Might have to break down and give it a go.
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