********The Weekly Close Up 82/2012********
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!!!
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!
Sharing some close up four your cc.
Wish you all happy holidays!!!
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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.