Macro/Close-up thread for December 2011

Started Dec 1, 2011 | Discussions thread
John K Veteran Member • Posts: 7,355
Re: Two of my best photo sessions

Schwany wrote:

The blog link goes to a missing page message.?


Cool shots. I wanted to see some exif, but david L pennybaker removed it.

I post the full shot details in my Flickr stream ( ) and at my main gallery ( ).

I've been trying to get closeups of flowers without a proper macro lens (300f/4L IS + 36mm extension tube), and could not get anything sharp even with a tripod. Mind boggling that hard core bug guys can do this hand held.

Macro, for me, is really a form of flash based stop motion photography. Although not as obvious as capturing a balloon in mid pop, or a bullet as it goes through an apple, the principle is the same: I'm keeping my flash duration as short as possible to freeze motion and give me a clear image. I'm also using what I call the Left Hand Brace Technique ( ) to take even more control over motion.

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Always minimal post processing and no cropping -unless you count the viewfinder...

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