macro portraits - color and BW

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mark Veteran Member • Posts: 4,943
macro portraits - color and BW

1] Miss redeyes

2] Unshaven

3] Mr Meangreenmachine

4] Leopardskin

5] Miss Dressedtoimpress

6] The Dentist

gear used D300 - nikkor 28mm and sigma 24mm some with tubes - sb-400 with homemade diffuser - iso170 - 1/320s - flash 1/5 to 1/20
1,5 and 6 are stacks from 2 photos.

thanks for looking.

cheers,

Mark
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WmStrik Regular Member • Posts: 426
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Nice work!
Bill

winnie Veteran Member • Posts: 4,224
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Stunning as always Mark.

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Duncan C Veteran Member • Posts: 7,674
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winnie wrote:

Stunning as always Mark.

You took the words right out of my mouth (er, keyboard.) I was going to say "Stunning as usual."

Mark, are those shot live, out in the field?

You get a level of detail and crispness to your macros that's quite amazing.

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OP mark Veteran Member • Posts: 4,943
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thanks all for your comments.

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OP mark Veteran Member • Posts: 4,943
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Duncan C wrote:

winnie wrote:

Stunning as always Mark.

You took the words right out of my mouth (er, keyboard.) I was going to say "Stunning as usual."

Mark, are those shot live, out in the field?

well not the "field" just my backyard... and yes all live and living. the 1st one took me the most effort. they are very difficult to get up front.

cheers, Mark

You get a level of detail and crispness to your macros that's quite amazing.

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yorkerinn New Member • Posts: 6
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Awesome macro's Mark.Great job.

A question tho, were those prime lens reversed with tubes?
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Duncan C Veteran Member • Posts: 7,674
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mark wrote:

Duncan C wrote:

winnie wrote:

Stunning as always Mark.

You took the words right out of my mouth (er, keyboard.) I was going to say "Stunning as usual."

Mark, are those shot live, out in the field?

well not the "field" just my backyard... and yes all live and living. the 1st one took me the most effort. they are very difficult to get up front.

I believe it. With a short reversed lens your working distance is what, about a centimeter? How do you get so close to damsels? Especially head-on like that?

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OP mark Veteran Member • Posts: 4,943
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Duncan C wrote:

mark wrote:

Duncan C wrote:

winnie wrote:

Stunning as always Mark.

You took the words right out of my mouth (er, keyboard.) I was going to say "Stunning as usual."

Mark, are those shot live, out in the field?

well not the "field" just my backyard... and yes all live and living. the 1st one took me the most effort. they are very difficult to get up front.

I believe it. With a short reversed lens your working distance is what, about a centimeter? How do you get so close to damsels? Especially head-on like that?

it is 52,5mm and that is very short indeed. Soo you need to pay attention how to approach. When I started a few years ago almost all critters flew away. Now I know how to get close to them. Patience! and go slow and in the evening or morning. In daytime they are too busy with hunting...

cheers,

Mark

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OP mark Veteran Member • Posts: 4,943
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yorkerinn wrote:

Awesome macro's Mark.Great job.

thanks!

A question tho, were those prime lens reversed with tubes?

some were. most are with the sigma24mm

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Mike Walters Senior Member • Posts: 1,639
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One word...AMAZING!!!

Mike

jeminijoseph Veteran Member • Posts: 6,611
Wow!

That's all I can say. The biggest problem I had when I tried macro briefly was the wind. But I never trid high shutter speed with flash. Did you use flash? If you did Macro flash or regular?
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Bright Angel Veteran Member • Posts: 4,854
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Truly outstanding work.

How do you get them to sit still and pose for you ?
You must be one charming photographer

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thanks and...

yes I used the sb-400 with a homemade diffuser made of kitchen paper
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OP mark Veteran Member • Posts: 4,943
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Bright Angel wrote:

Truly outstanding work.

How do you get them to sit still and pose for you ?
You must be one charming photographer

no its the opposit. I don't show my face. they would be scare easily...

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Great work
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