>>>Monday Macro/Closeup June 16 - 22<<<

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Briansdad1
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Re: Trying to get the Raynox 150 to work
In reply to manthasfamily, Jun 17, 2014

My advice: Take your subject inside. Set up a couple of desk lamps with daylight CFL bulbs for light. Put down some black paper for background. I use some florist foam to hold flowers (stems) and some foliage. Now you have some control. This is what I've been doing as I am fairly new to my cameras, filters and macro in general. As I get more used to distances for the glass to subject at whatever at however many mm focal length I'll do more in natural settings.

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Re: If I used my macro lens, then it must be a macro
In reply to Peg Bethany, Jun 17, 2014

That's a wall hanger. I would never have thought to do this one in B&W but it really works!

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Re: Prickly Pear
In reply to fotophool, Jun 17, 2014

Nicely composed, beautiful detail.

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A repeat visit
In reply to ysal, Jun 18, 2014

Thanks for the thread, Yuki.

Went back to the same place as last weekend, early so there was no crowd, the sun was still low behind the hills, generally cool weather but the mossies were up early

Not sure if this is a mosquito, but seems too colorful to be one

Furry drabness

More drabness but this fella looks a bit more attractive

I think those are pollen grains on its back and forehead(?)

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Re: May Flower
In reply to manthasfamily, Jun 18, 2014

manthasfamily wrote:

Beautiful shot David!! Love the colors and great clarity!

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Karen
If it pleases you then to hell what everyone else thinks!

Karen,

Glad for the opportunity to have pleased you with a gift from nature.

David Dollevoet

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Re: May Flower
In reply to ysal, Jun 18, 2014

ysal wrote:

Those are unusual and beautiful flowers! The colors are very natural and pleasing, nice job.

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yuki

Yuki,

I am glad that this gift from nature pleased you.  Thanks for commenting.

David Dollevoet

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Re: Prickly Pear
In reply to fotophool, Jun 18, 2014

A beautiful yellow flower.

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Re: If I used my macro lens, then it must be a macro
In reply to Peg Bethany, Jun 18, 2014

Peg,

Unusual but effective B&W.  Also, infallible logic.

David Dollevoet

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Small flower with guests
In reply to ysal, Jun 18, 2014

I used spot metering for this shot taken on Palomar Mountain, and I thought the FZ200 did a good job.

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Re: A repeat visit
In reply to Dogglet, Jun 18, 2014

Dogglet,

Your #3 (the "attractive fella") looks to me to be dragon-like.

David Dollevoet

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Re: Small flower with guests
In reply to Dan W, Jun 18, 2014

Dan,

Well done.  Nice composition and the bees add context.

David Dollevoet

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Re: Small flower with guests
In reply to djddpr, Jun 18, 2014

Thank you, David.

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Re: So darned prickly...
In reply to nicodimus22, Jun 18, 2014

Nice work, Nico.. hard to make a pick, both images are in their own way special, .. well captured and presented, thank you for sharing.

All my best,

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Re: May Flower
In reply to djddpr, Jun 18, 2014

Beautiful flower perfectly presented, David.. love composition, portrait format and vertically orientated flowers are adding a pleasant note to image - a true keeper, thank you for sharing.

Stay well,

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Re: Poppy.. David, Sergei, Bill, Robiro, Karen, Nico, Yuki, Peg..
In reply to in_focus, Jun 18, 2014

Tank you soo much for viewing and kind words, guys ..

* Sergei, framing is done in PS Elements by applying extra layers in order to create paspartu (passepartout) and required text.

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Re: Surface Tension
In reply to Sergeg, Jun 18, 2014

Attractive image, love the minimalistic composition and limited use of colors, nearly a monochrome effect created - a true keeper, thanks for sharing,

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Re: Hoverfly (FZ200 + 250D) - Thanks!
In reply to ysal, Jun 18, 2014

Thanks for your kind comments, David, Serge, Bill, Robiro, Karen, Nicodimus, Bruno and Yuki!

Fulvio

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Re: Flower close up
In reply to Fred McLean, Jun 18, 2014

Nice picture, Fred!

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Re: Lunch!
In reply to carizi, Jun 18, 2014

To be sincere, I prefer Italian pasta!

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Re: Poppy..
In reply to in_focus, Jun 18, 2014

Beautiful image, well presented, Bruno! As always!

Fulvio

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