********The Weekly Close Up 51/2012********

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********The Weekly Close Up 51/2012********
Apr 13, 2012

Welcome to the Weekly Close Up!!!!!!!!!

Let us know what you used to take your shots and if you cropped to get there and any techniques that you used to obtain that awesome capture.

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Some flies and some flowers.....
In reply to carizi, Apr 13, 2012

Using the E-30 + 50mmZD + EC20 + Raynox 150 combo. Some cropping om #1:

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In reply to carizi, Apr 13, 2012

a few shots stacked together, i need to get focus rail and windless days for doing this
GF1 and tokina 100mm/2.8

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In reply to illy, Apr 13, 2012

That is some great stacking job, illy.....I've been looking at this macro focusing rail for some time. It's a 4 way focus rail. Price is pretty comfy. I might pull the trigger on this one soon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047QS7A8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=A3PWVWBD5K1VWA

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In reply to carizi, Apr 13, 2012

carizi wrote:

That is some great stacking job, illy.....I've been looking at this macro focusing rail for some time. It's a 4 way focus rail. Price is pretty comfy. I might pull the trigger on this one soon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047QS7A8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=A3PWVWBD5K1VWA

many thanks, i've just bought one on ebay, it only allows forwards and backwards movement but apparently you can stack them for horizontal movement......and it was a nice price

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270950937075?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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Some spider shots with Raynox lens
In reply to carizi, Apr 13, 2012

Found a dead spider in the water trough, so unfortunate for it, but handy for me, as it couldn't run away.

Was experimenting with the Sigma 105 and Raynox 150 and 250. Used external flash for some. Unfortunately I didn't make a note of what I did, but I think the first photo must be of Sigma alone. the 2nd with the Raynox 150, 3rd and 4th are crops. The 5th must be with the Raynox 250 and the last is a crop.

Better than previous efforts, but I do need alot of practice and better technique I think.
And some more unfortunate subjects.

Sigma 105

Raynox 150?

Raynox 150 cropped

Raynox 250

Raynox 250 cropped

I think the crops of the 150 are better than the 250 uncropped.

I have done some pp on them. The 2nd and 3rd I altered shadow and highlights in Fastone. The other 4 I put through instant fix in camedia to lighten them.

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Re: Some flies and some flowers.....
In reply to carizi, Apr 13, 2012

Love the first photo of the fly. Ever since I saw my first digital photo of a fly, I'm just amazed at the detail - all those hairs and spikes. It just shows all those annoying little insects in a different light.

Also like the colours of the flower in the last shot.

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Purple wildflower detail
In reply to carizi, Apr 13, 2012

I don't think this flower is indigenous to the So Cal mountains, but the location was an outpost along the first trail to 5700 foot Mount Wilson in the 1880's. I think they were planted outside the board and batten store selling fruits and snacks for the journey up to the top.

This was taken the same day and place as one I just submitted for the Bokeh Challenge. Here's a detail of the same flower. The center pentagram is deep, about 3/8" or 10 mm, so it was hard to get the whole hole in focus. DOF in the OVF (at f/2) was very shallow. Some shots at f/16 were not fully focused.

Hand-held E-5 and 50 mm f/2 lens at ISO 200, f/22, 1/125 sec with an Oly SRF-11 ring flash.

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In reply to illy, Apr 13, 2012

I like the tight framing. Nice color variation from green to yellow.

I have a lot of trouble capturing yellow flowers with Olympus cameras. They always blow out the detail even when the histogram indicates there are no data points pegged to the right. Any tips or ideas?
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In reply to carizi, Apr 14, 2012

with the E-30, OM zuiko 80mm f4 bellows macro, OM T28 twin flash

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In reply to carizi, Apr 14, 2012

Both shots done indoors. The first one is very nearly 1:1...plus some slight cropping. For the second shot I pulled back to include the entire flower (about 1" across). Could have benefited from a bit of focus stacking (one of these days).

Oncidium species (Wils. Pacific "Fireside Fever")
E-3, Sigma 150 2.8, 2 sec@f/16, ISO 200, natural light

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another Oncidium blossom (Sunlight "Hilo Honey")
E-3 Sigma 150, 2 sec@f/14, ISO 100, natural light

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Re: Some flies and some flowers.....
In reply to carizi, Apr 14, 2012

lots of great details on those flies
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Re: Just Dandy
In reply to dave gaines, Apr 14, 2012

i've always found shooting yellow flowers in bright sun is very difficult, i always try and shoot them with a nice diffuse light.
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really like the use of DOF for this
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Painted Lady
In reply to carizi, Apr 14, 2012

Painted Lady on Privet.

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From the Garden
In reply to carizi, Apr 14, 2012

Three from the garden

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Re: Purple wildflower detail
In reply to dave gaines, Apr 14, 2012

Nice picture .... It looks like a periwinkle to me. I see them here along the wildflower trails.

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Garden shots
In reply to WhyNot, Apr 14, 2012

I love the shadowy backgrounds on two and three. All three are wonderful. Did you use "colorization" in the first image, coloring only the petals of the flower? Best regards, Charles Baxter

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Re: Painted Lady
In reply to Charles Baxter, Apr 14, 2012

Nice shot.... We're beginning to see some butterflies here. It seems to me that everything is a little early this year......

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