********The Weekly Close Up 82/2012********

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smartbox
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********The Weekly Close Up 82/2012********
Dec 21, 2012

Welcome to the Weekly Close Up!!!

Thank you to all who contributed to last weeks thread.

The guidelines are the same, as always:

  • Please post your macro or close up captures.
  • Let everyone know what setup you used to take your captures and if you cropped.
  • Let us know any techniques that you used to get your close up results.
  • All camera and lens combinations are welcomed.
  • Please reply your post as a response to the opening post and switch to “Threaded View.”

Have fun and thank you in advance for your close up bug, flower and anything in-between captures. Participation, comments and feedback are very much encouraged.

Have a great day or evening!!!

BJ

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Rainy Day Close Up Captures
In reply to smartbox, Dec 21, 2012

Yikes!  Rain has made it a little difficult to get out there and take a few close up captures.  Luckily, I have a robust weather sealed combination of an E3 and a 50-200.  Both of these captures were taken with that combination in a pretty good down pour.  I was pretty wet but the camera and lens didn't seem to complain. 





Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!

BJ

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Re: Rainy Day Close Up Captures
In reply to smartbox, Dec 21, 2012

Nice captures! love the leaf with droplets more! TFS. Gopal

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Re: Close-ups from India
In reply to smartbox, Dec 21, 2012

Dear Friends,

Sharing some close up four your cc.

Specled band four leg

plain tiger

glad eye bush brown

Wish you all happy holidays!!!

Gopal.

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Lantana for Lunch
In reply to smartbox, Dec 21, 2012

Not sure what this is, but it sure liked Lantana flowers.

I just kept following it around until I got a shot I liked - took like forever. This little guy was fast! No crop, though I suppose I could have... anyway, it's just resized/downsized, slight contrast change, & a tad bit of sharpening. 70-300mm lens.



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Rise
In reply to smartbox, Dec 21, 2012
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Queensland brush box
In reply to smartbox, Dec 21, 2012

The Queensland brush box is a popular street tree here in Melbourne and I've never seen them bloom like the have this year. Obviously the weather has been much to their liking.

5 shot stack processed in LR4 and CS5.

Mario

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Beetle in a lilly
In reply to smartbox, Dec 21, 2012

About a 30% crop.  12-50 lens



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Last summer macros
In reply to smartbox, Dec 21, 2012

1. E5+ex-25+Sigma 150mm + dcr-150

2. E5+Sigma 150mm

3. E5+ex-25+Sigma 150mm

4. E5+ex-25+Sigma 150mm

5. E5+Sigma 150mm

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Re: Beetle in a lilly
In reply to 19andrew47, Dec 21, 2012

Andrew

I like the way the subject stands out against the background. Nice detail for a lens that isn't a specialized macro.

That's also a pretty clean result given you're shooting at 3200 ISO.

Mario

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Re: Last summer macros
In reply to didin19, Dec 21, 2012

Beautiful detail - a stunning series overall. The E-5 with either of the Sigmas is a winning combination, especially in in such capable hands as yours.

Mario

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Re: Beetle in a lilly
In reply to mariomirabile, Dec 22, 2012

Not a whole lot of processing done to the image either, except clairity at +26, saturation at +17, luminense noise reduction at 25 and detail at default 50.  In camera noise reduction set to low or off, don't remember.  All in all, can't complain about how it came out considering the lens.

Andrew

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Re: Last summer macros
In reply to didin19, Dec 22, 2012

Nice series, especially like two and three.

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Re: Rainy Day Close Up Captures
In reply to smartbox, Dec 22, 2012

Very bold colour in the second!  Nice images.

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Re: Close-ups from India
In reply to Gopal42986, Dec 22, 2012

Like the second.  Nice background and well composed with soft colour.

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Re: Lantana for Lunch
In reply to aja2, Dec 22, 2012

Nice detail in the subject.

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Re: Queensland brush box
In reply to mariomirabile, Dec 22, 2012

Strange looking flower well captured.

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waiting for my coffee...
In reply to smartbox, Dec 22, 2012

E-30+ZUIKO 50mm 1.8  @2,8  1/125  ISO 1250


table number 13...

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I guess a Daisy specimen...
In reply to smartbox, Dec 22, 2012

Quite common I think. Probably a daisy specimen.

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Thanks for looking&commenting.

Lou

BTW happy Christmas days to you all.

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Re: I guess a Daisy specimen...
In reply to LouHolland, Dec 22, 2012

Lou" That a beautiful treatment , the flower looks rather like the flower on our spring Dogwood tree,  which was a "wild" tree but is now in many people's yard. Although winter here in NJ, that reminds me of Spring.

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