Get your photos on DPR's homepage

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Allison Johnson
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Get your photos on DPR's homepage
4 months ago

Hello there, you may have seen that we're running a series of 'showcase' slideshows featuring the best work from our forum users. Next up, we'd love to feature some of the best photos from the Macro & Still Life forum. For this exercise, we'll focus on macro images.

Here's the most recent showcase, to give you some idea of what it looks like:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3579675465/readers-showcase-astrophotography

If you want to be considered, post your best/favorite macro images in this thread with your name (or the name you want to be credited as), basic information about the image (exposure info, location would be great) and a link to your online portfolio, if you have one. Images with smaller watermarks are fine, but large watermarks tend to be distracting at the size we'll use them.

Thanks all. We've been thrilled with the response and quality of work in these showcases, we're excited to see what you guys post!

-Allison

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Longhorn Beetle from Pahang, Malaysia

Kurt (orionmystery)

Canon 40D, MPE65, MT24EX, Concave Diffuser, 1/200, F11, ISO200, handheld.

Up Close with Nature: http://orionmystery.blogspot.com

Camponotus sp. ant biting me

Up close with a Green Crested Lizard.

Male Wagler's Pit Viper

Sub-adult Female Wagler's Pit Viper

Trilobite Beetle

Dolomedes sp. spider with fresh water prawn prey.

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Some of my favorites from over the years.

Nikon D200, 200 f4 micro, .4s, f16, iso 100, Spreadwing Damselfly

Dragonfly closeup, D70 reversed 28mm lens.

Spider Spinnerets, this is where the the different types of spider web comes out. D70, reversed 28mm lens.

Long Legged Fly, Nikon D200, 200 f4 micro, 1/4, f16, iso 100.

Interesting fly, Nikon d200, 200 f4 micro, 1.3s, f22, iso 160.

Leaf Cutter Bee's on Canna flowers, Gh1, 200 f4 micro, 1/4, iso 200.

Skipper on Douglas aster, Nikon D200, 200 f4 micro, 1/180, f5.6, iso 100.

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Here's a few of mine, I hope they are good enough. These were taken in Sydney, Australia and I like to be credited as Pixel Pooper.

Dainty Tree Frog (Litoria Gracilenta)

Paper Wasp

Jumping Spider (Opisthoncus Mordax)

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These are from Atlanta, GA, name C. Baker.

Canon 7D, Tamron 90mm macro with 1.4x TC, f/8, 1/400s, ISO 3200, monopod, no flash.

Canon XSi, Tamron 180mm macro, f/10, 1/500s, ISO 800, handheld, no flash.

Canon XSi, Tamron 180mm macro, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 400, handheld with diffused flash.

Canon 6D, Sigma 180mm OS macro, f/16, 1/160s, ISO 8000, monopod, no flash.

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Bee busy in the morning

Pentax K-5 with tamron adaptall 90mm F2.8:

F8.0 ISO 800 1/640

Manual focus, no flash

Jpeg from camera and touch up in Lightroom 5.6

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John K
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JohnK (also know as Dalantech).

I spotted this honeybee feeding in a zucchini flower and knew she'd be covered in some huge pollen, but the flower was very low to the ground and it was just a really bad angle to shoot from. So when she landed on a nearby grape vine to clean herself I took a chance and got her to feed from my finger. There was so much pollen on the poor girl that it was falling like snow.

Zucchini Pollen Covered Honeybee. Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F14, 1/250, ISO 200) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (~1.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I am the finger model. Taken in Gaeta, Italy.

I found this solitary bee immobile on one of my sunflowers after a storm came through. I waited until early in the morning to photograph it hoping that it would be lethargic, but it became active. So I put some honey on a flower petal and got the critter to climb onto it and start feeding.

Solitary bee Feeding on a Sunflower Petal. Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F14, 1/250, ISO 200) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (2x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I am holding on to that petal with my left hand, and I'm resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady. The "blue sky" is a piece of light blue plexiglass with a piece of glossy photo paper behind it (glossy side toward the camera). Taken in Bacoli, Italy.

21 Spot Ladybug. The first one I've seen this year. Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ 4x) + a diffused MT-24EX. Taken in Bacoli, Italy.

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In reply to Allison Johnson, 4 months ago

Some of my favourites over the past few years. All taken in Melbourne, Australia and mostly with an MP-E 65mm macro lens with various Canon cameras:

cheers,

peter

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In reply to Allison Johnson, 4 months ago

Our big guns have this forum well represented, but if you are short of numbers here are a few more.

Small bee gathering some sunshine.

Scorpion Fly, ( harmless insect)

Yellow Dung Fly and prey.

Praying Mantis snacking on a beetle.

Reflections of a Dunfly.

Cider Apples are good for you - Common Wasps.

All images taken on Nikon cameras.

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AustnLuker.com

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A butterfly and flower taken with my D800E and 300/4 lens in Kakadu Northern Territory Australia.    I'd like to be known as WILDFOTO if image is used.

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****************************    SPIDER     *************************************

Nikon D5100-Manual exposure, 1/100 sec, ISO 320 @24mm, f/11

Manual exposure, 80 sec, ISO 400 @24mm

Manual exposure, 1/100 sec, ISO 400 @ 45mm

********************** DRAGONFLY/DAMSELFLIES ****************************

Manual exposure, 1/125 sec, ISO 500 in 4'' DIY Ext.tube 50mm 1.80G lens @ f/9

Manual exposure, 1/80 sec, ISO 400 (50mm 1.80G f/11 Reverse)

Manual exposure, 1/80 sec, ISO 400 (50mm 1.80G f/11) with 36mm ET

*************************** Bee/Wasp ***********************************

Manual exposure, 1/100 sec, ISO 250 @ 45mm,f/11

Manual exposure, 1/100 sec, ISO 250 @ 45mm, f/11

Manual exposure, 1/125 sec, ISO 200 @55mm, f11

Manual exposure, 1/100 sec, ISO 320 @18mm f/11

******************************Beetle/Flies/Other Bug****************************

Manual exposure, 1/125 sec, ISO 250 @ 24mm,f/11

Manual exposure, 1/80 sec, ISO 400 (50mm 1.80G f/11) with 36mm ET

Manual exposure, 1/100 sec, ISO 320 @35mm,f/11

********************************Reptile/Lizard*********************************

Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, ISO 200 w/20mm ET,f/11

Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, ISO 200 @ 45mm, f/11

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In reply to Allison Johnson, 4 months ago

The name I usually use is SteB as it's a contraction of my actual name and what I'm known as on the internet. I'm from the Northwest of England and most of my photographs are taken locally. My aim is to photograph animals behaving naturally in their natural environment, so most of my photographs are taken in the field. The first 2 are old favourites because it took a lot of time to learn how to get in the flower with these tiny insects whilst they were feeding.

All were taken with a Canon MP-E 65mm f2.8 1x-5x macro lens mainly on a Canon 40D with an MT24EX twin flash, with variations of my concave diffusers or cup diffuser, which I designed to reduce blown highlights from specular reflections.

My Flickr Photostream

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The Hoverfly Rhingia campestris feeding on Bugle flowers

The tiny little Hoverfly Syritta pipiens feeding on small Umbellifer flowers

Syritta pipiens resting

A portraint of the wonderfully named Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn beetle, apparently a first record for Lancashire

A portrait of an Orange Tip butterfly

A very small 2-Spot Ladybird laying her eggs on the underside of a leaf

A Red Ant tending and farming aphids. It was very protective of them

Another Red Ant this time feeding on pollen in a Dandelion flower

A small Solitary Bee also feeding on pollen in a Dandelion flower

A Hoverfly collecting pollen from a Meadow Cranesbill flower

A Thick-headed fly

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What have I got floating around.

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The camera and equipment settings
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I'm sorry I thought the EXIF data would show but I only just noticed it doesn't show. I still think I haven't mastered posting since the Flickr interface keeps changing.

All will be be with the Canon 40D and Canon MP-E 65mm 65mm f2.8 1x-5x. This with the Canon MT24EX twin macro flash, with versions of the cup diffuser and concave diffuser I designed to give very soft light. This allows easier and far more effective post-processing. The fairly consistent settings were f11, 1/250 sec, ISO 100, M on the camera and E-TTL pattern metering. Unfortunately the magnification isn't recorded by this camera.

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Pacific Red Sedum

Sony NEX-7, Vivitar Series 1 90mm macro

1/40 sec., f16

Taken in a garden planter in eastern Massachusetts

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In reply to Allison Johnson, 4 months ago

Here's a few, old and nearly new. A couple were taken with the Panasonic G1 and Olympus f2/50 macro lens, the rest with the Panasonic FZ50, with achromats attached. Lighting is snooted and diffused flash.

Exif is in files but basically settings are f11, 1/160, ISO100 - varying shutter speed for ambient background inclusion. Any crop is for composition only, usually from 4/3 to 3/2 aspect ratio.

Location/s : my garden and some wild places around Brisbane, Australia.

Mark - http://beingmark.com/ - http://beingmark.com/macro-illustrated/

Some of my favourites ...

Leafcutter on Blue Salvia after the rain.

Nomad bee, out in the field at dusk.

Orange Tail Leafcutter waking in the field of bees.

Encounter in the remnant Rainforest, Rainbow Beetle meets Formic (acid) Ant.

Fly at night, on the flowers in the garden.

Greenhead Ant challenging a source of disturbance.

Huntsman Spider's adept capture of the unwary Gecko.

A different Huntsman making a meal of a Cicada, about 2" long in the body.

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In reply to Allison Johnson, 4 months ago

Those that got the showcase and those that didnt as well. Percy, I'm amazed what you do with a reverse lens. I've started scratching there and struggling sooooo with DOF.

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United States Botanic Garden, Washington DC.

Canon EOS 30D ,Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Macro HSM
1/500s f/8.0 at 150.0mm iso400

Butterfly exhibit at the National  Zoo, Washington DC.

Canon EOS 30D ,Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Macro HSM
1/200s f/8.0 at 150.0mm iso400

Used manual focus for both pictures.  The bee and the butterfly were too fast for EOS 30D's AF system.

Ali

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In reply to Allison Johnson, 4 months ago

Well done guys you done us proud, and what a superb final selection to showcase this forum, great stuff.

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