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Brian M
7th August 2010, 09:01 PM
Hi

I decided to have a go at macro photography so bought a decent tripod and a 150 mm f2.8 macro lens and a 1.4 tele converter so my first efforts on a not helpful breezy day.:)

Dahlia

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4869316994_82775b9c10_b.jpg

Dahlia and Bee

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4868693099_0d765fe3cf_b.jpg

Rosie,s Nose

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4868685983_a70037a83b_b.jpg

Dahlia

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4868703809_cede259640_b.jpg

Rosie on a breezy day toady
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4868991143_63e3b0cd9d_b.jpg

Dahlia

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4868707001_cf9666b10b_b.jpg

Daisy couldnt be left .

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4696222737_fb0ccd91cf_b.jpg

team bella
7th August 2010, 09:20 PM
WOW they're amazing pictures Brian. You could have them blown up and put on canvas, they'd be fantastic. Wish I could do something like that. Well done

Claire L
7th August 2010, 09:26 PM
great photos! I'm still trying to learn how to set up a shot manually....shutter speed, aperture, exposure etc etc etc................all mind boggling stuff and constantly doing my head in :bang::bang: maybe some day it'll all sink in:snap:

MurphysMummy
8th August 2010, 12:56 PM
Wonderful pictures Brian, as always! :)
Daisy's face is so,so beautiful.

Sabby
8th August 2010, 04:03 PM
Beautiful pictures.
Like Claire said I am also still trying to get my head around AV, TV and the rest. I am lucky that I meet a lady at agility that got a Cannon and is a professional photographer and when she explained things it was easier to understand then reading the manual that is a big as the bible.
One Question what is macro photography?

TaraMar
8th August 2010, 05:35 PM
Amazing photos!!

heather r
8th August 2010, 08:25 PM
Beautiful photos, Brian! The breeze didn't hurt the qualities at all. Wonderful of flowers , pups and bee:pi*no:

Heather R

Brian M
8th August 2010, 09:30 PM
aHi Sabby

This is someones description of macro photography rather than me who knows very little.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4872490115_5e02590749_b.jpg

But I shall take advatage and introduce Daisys new friend who we see on walks

This is Max I think hes a Bull Mastiff but hes daft AND little Lily said we missed her out too
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4872488511_284aef1405_b.jpg

aAaBMNSQMDQFDFWFUAAAAAAAAAAANNANANAaaAA[FAnaaad Lily didnt want to AAAansaaSDDF aNDAaaaaaaCSVGSQWGSANSbeleft outONT=Arial]rue macro” is the ability to produce an image that is as big (or bigger) ohttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4872490115_5e02590749_b.jpgn the film plane (or digital sensor) as it is in real life…this is where we get the term “lifesize” or “1:1 magnification” as it is used in macro lingo. The term “magnification” is important because true macro photography does not involve “zooming” or getting cloaSFE/GB/BBH.ser to a subject; instead, we are relying on the lens itself to magnify the image that will be projected onto the film plane. In other words, just because your Sony F717 has a minimum focusing distance of 2 cm doesn’t mean that it can produce “lifesize” images by merit of its ultra-close minimum focusing distance. Zooming and how close you are to the subject really have nothing to do with macro; it’s mostly in the magnification properties of the lens. Still, just because you don’t have a true macro rig doesn’t mean you can’t get great insect close-ups.[/FONT]
hat is meant by “true macro” is the ability to produce an image that is as big (or bigger) on the film plane (or digital sensor) as it is in real life…this is where we get the term “lifesize” or “1:1 magnification” as it is used in macro lingo. The term “magnification” is important because true macro photography does not involve “zooming” or getting closer to a subject; instead, we are relying on the lens itself to magnify the image that will be projected onto the film plane. In other words, just because your Sony F717 has a minimum focusing distance of 2 cm doesn’t mean that it can produce “lifesize” images by merit of its ultra-close minimum focusing distance. Zooming and how close you are to the subject really have nothing to do with macro; it’s mostly in the magnification properties of the lens. Still, just because you don’t have a true macrodoesn’t mean you can’t get great insect close-ups.

Tania
8th August 2010, 09:46 PM
Well Max doesn't look very flower like :D love the photos and love the photo of Rosie :)

*Pauline*
8th August 2010, 10:40 PM
Brian, you might like this on Facebook.

Click here for Macro Photography. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Macro-Photography/110294015679756#!/pages/Macro-Photography/110294015679756?v=photos)

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waldor
9th August 2010, 02:46 AM
Brian - amazing photos! My favs are the canine flower ones. ;)

jld
9th August 2010, 05:11 AM
Wow !!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous ! What fun to take pictures like those.

jasperpaw
9th August 2010, 07:09 PM
They are all beautiful photos - lovely colours.:)

Janice
16th August 2010, 11:25 AM
Lovely flower shots, Brian. Almost impossible with a breeze about isnt it!! :D



great photos! I'm still trying to learn how to set up a shot manually....shutter speed, aperture, exposure etc etc etc................all mind boggling stuff and constantly doing my head in :bang::bang: maybe some day it'll all sink in:snap:

Join www.talkphotography.com, Claire, you will learn everything you ever wanted to know! I shoot manual all the time after teaching myself and would never go back to aperture priority now.

http://www.janicehobbs.com/Gallery/index.html

Sullysmom
16th August 2010, 01:37 PM
Beautiful photos! You are a quick learner!