Weekly Close Up - 12/13/2013

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Brad Ross Veteran Member • Posts: 7,671
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.

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bugs,gone, snow storm is coming, this weekend inside pics,,

onion on cutting board, before I had mussels cockles, and pasta (with a little white wine)

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Brad Ross OP Veteran Member • Posts: 7,671
oh, looks like Tri-X film on the original

I remember taking a lot of the film, grainy but could catch some great, at that time low level shots

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Scott Whittemore
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Re: bugs,gone, snow storm is coming, this weekend inside pics,,

I like your high-contrast B&W treatment.

Tri-X… Wow. That takes me back…  

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Scott Whittemore
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Crane Fly, Skipper, and Wasp

Crane Fly

Long-Tailed Skipper on Bidens alba (Spanish Needles)

Wasp on Bidens alba (Spanish Needles)

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Re: Crane Fly, Skipper, and Wasp
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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.

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Flowers and a Butterfly

Nothing 8 legged and scary from me this week, just nice peaceful images

This is what happens when impatience means you do not wait long enough for fog to clear from cold camera and lens in heated Winter Garden - I like it though. 35mm Macro

12-60 fabricated flash snoot

12-60 & forgot to have flash fire (was set at fill) so at ISO 1000

Who says E5's don't give satisfactory results above 800ISO

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K1W1 55
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Re: Crane Fly, Skipper, and Wasp

I like the wasp, a slice of it's life

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Kiwi Bloke Contributing Member • Posts: 568
Bursting with Life

old ZUIKO 50mm @ f2,8 + ext tube and bob's your uncle

K1W1 55
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Re: bugs,gone, snow storm is coming, this weekend inside pics,,

Interesting approach and treatment - good eye

Good eat too I'm sure

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19andrew47
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Re: Crane Fly, Skipper, and Wasp

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?

Andrew

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Re: Flowers and a Butterfly

Like the butterfly image.  Nice detail and a nice specimen in spite of the wear and tear.

Andrew

19andrew47
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Re: Bursting with Life

Nice soft colours.

Andrew

Scott Whittemore
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Re: Crane Fly, Skipper, and Wasp

That's the m.Zuiko 75-300. I've been pleasantly surprised by that lens (when I have enough light).

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Scott Whittemore
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Re: Flowers and a Butterfly

Nice job capturing fine detail in the last two. The first one is an interesting effect that fits the subject, IMO.

Nice set.

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K1W1 55
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Re: Bursting with Life

Nicely abstract also, soft colors

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Scott Whittemore
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Re: Bursting with Life

I really like the composition and painterly-soft rendering in the first one.

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Zindanfel
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Half-blinded by Geology

Shot during a cold spell at a local park pond.

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Zin

Zindanfel
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Re: bugs,gone, snow storm is coming, this weekend inside pics,,

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.

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Scott Whittemore
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Re: Half-blinded by Geology

Ouch! :-). Great composition.

Ice is one of me favorite photographic subjects. I miss it.

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