Weekly Close Up - 12/13/2013
Welcome to the Weekly Close Up where the bugs (and other things) put on their Weekend best and pose for us., So show us those wonderful close ups be they macro or not. Any gear is great, you do not have to have a true macro lens to do close ups, but some of those extreme shots, really put our perspective quite changed. If you do have an unusual shot, it does help the rest of us, how you did it, so those posting from the gallery, it would be great to see the camera and lens you used, the rest of us may be able to see it from the EXIF.
I remember taking a lot of the film, grainy but could catch some great, at that time low level shots
I like your high-contrast B&W treatment.
Tri-X… Wow. That takes me back…
Crane Fly shot is superb. Love the composition/your choice to frame it with ends of legs slightly out of frame... makes for good lines.
Nothing 8 legged and scary from me this week, just nice peaceful images
Who says E5's don't give satisfactory results above 800ISO
I like the wasp, a slice of it's life
Interesting approach and treatment - good eye
Good eat too I'm sure
All are excellent. The crane fly looks really good on the white background. The wasp (I really don't like them) is very good, sharp with a lot of detail and captured at a good moment in time. Which lens for the last two? 50 - 200 with EC1.4?
That's the m.Zuiko 75-300. I've been pleasantly surprised by that lens (when I have enough light).
Nice job capturing fine detail in the last two. The first one is an interesting effect that fits the subject, IMO.
Nicely abstract also, soft colors
I'm not sure it's entirely fair to not include the recipe with this delish shot.
Have you considered trying sepia with this? Might bring a different character to the onion's papery skin.
We'll be having some good clam tides in Puget Sound next month. Cockles make the best New England clam chowder. Yum.