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General => Wild Dog Pictures => Topic started by: Legend on August 15, 2013, 12:37:27 pm

Title: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Legend on August 15, 2013, 12:37:27 pm
Lets see your photos of the smaller things in life. I'll start of with a few.

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/Copy_of_Dronefly1.jpg)

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/Copy_of_Honey_crunch_filtered-2.jpg)

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/Hoverfly1.jpg)
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Post by: laeveller on August 15, 2013, 12:42:49 pm
very nice...did you take it?
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Post by: Stofdonkie on August 15, 2013, 01:54:06 pm
 :)

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Post by: Jag man on August 15, 2013, 01:59:23 pm
Finally got some real detail on the forum. :3some:
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Post by: Harleymonster on August 15, 2013, 04:10:41 pm
 :happy10:
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Post by: DouglasN on August 15, 2013, 04:36:54 pm
a couple i dug out.
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Post by: I&horse on August 15, 2013, 05:17:42 pm
sub!!
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Post by: Ginger Bread Man on August 15, 2013, 10:09:37 pm
Love the gecko :thumleft: macro i do not have the patience for, wish i did take my hat off!Sub
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Post by: Geriatrix on August 17, 2013, 03:19:28 pm
Please could you give the details of equipment used and how the pictures were set up and taken?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Legend on August 17, 2013, 08:56:55 pm
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very nice...did you take it?

Yes, used a Canon 50D with 100mm macro or at times the Mp-e 65mm lens and flash.

Here is a few more....

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/A_fly.jpg)

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/medium/clown2.jpg)

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/2a_filtered.jpg)
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Post by: Lensman on August 17, 2013, 09:47:12 pm
Well done - really nice shots.
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Post by: Freak on August 18, 2013, 08:23:03 am
Wow.. I like. That's truly awesome to see the detail so close up.
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Post by: Wooly Bugger on August 18, 2013, 09:59:56 am
i feel inspired........now where is my camera?
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Post by: Geriatrix on August 18, 2013, 10:08:04 am
These pictures are impressive.

Thank you.
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Post by: Legend on August 18, 2013, 06:45:52 pm
Thx, what i like about macro/close-up is the detail that one normally don't see with the naked eye.
I can't wait for the summer, this is when the garden comes alive.

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/Got_you.jpg)

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/Copy_of_Blue_fly.jpg)

(http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/data/548/Copy_of_fork_tongue1.jpg)
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Post by: Kelevra on August 21, 2013, 12:06:45 pm
Wow, I would not even use a telephoto lens for that snake, never mind a macro lens...nice pic  :thumleft:
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Post by: Stofstreep on August 21, 2013, 08:26:46 pm
Lovely little shells, some smaller than my pinkie (NO... not that one!) nail.

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Post by: SwampDonkey on October 14, 2013, 01:49:27 pm
Not really my kind of photography, but I have tried a few in the past.... not very successful though   :dontknow:
(but the praying matis did win a competition...beginners luck :deal:)

Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Legend on October 14, 2013, 08:13:18 pm
Beautiful. I like the praying mantis one  :thumleft:
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Post by: Legend on October 14, 2013, 08:31:29 pm
Here is a few more....

The first one is just something you dont often see. The male and female Crab spiders with the female catching a fly. Another fly comes to investigate.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/A-09-122-10-M_filtered.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/A-09-122-10-M_filtered.jpg.html)

This one is called" Mating season...
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/A-09-122-14-M_filtered.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/A-09-122-14-M_filtered.jpg.html)

This Hover fly posed nicely..
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/A-09--122-15-M_filtered.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/A-09--122-15-M_filtered.jpg.html)

Imagine if I was big......
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/A-09-122-13-M_filtered.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/A-09-122-13-M_filtered.jpg.html)

Green eyes..
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/A-09-122-12-M_filtered.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/A-09-122-12-M_filtered.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 14, 2013, 10:58:57 pm
You guys are in a different league.. this was one of my corals in my marine tank

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/Muz-Album/photo%20comp%20pics/IMG_5386.jpg) (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/Muz-Album/media/photo%20comp%20pics/IMG_5386.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 14, 2013, 10:59:51 pm
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/Muz-Album/photo%20comp%20pics/PMB055.jpg) (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/Muz-Album/media/photo%20comp%20pics/PMB055.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 14, 2013, 11:00:37 pm
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/Muz-Album/photo%20comp%20pics/IMG_5388.jpg) (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/Muz-Album/media/photo%20comp%20pics/IMG_5388.jpg.html)
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Post by: Malibu on October 15, 2013, 07:54:35 am
Oh wow!  Sub!  :thumleft:
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Post by: Mark Hardy on October 15, 2013, 07:58:44 am
beautiful photos, I really enjoy macro  :thumleft: just wish I had a lens.
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Post by: Bensien on October 15, 2013, 08:53:13 am
When my wife was studying photography, I made up a macro kit for her. I had completely forgotten about it until I saw this thread. Will start playing with it this week.
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Post by: EssBee on October 15, 2013, 04:16:10 pm
I was asked by someone in China this morning, to send a fabric sample....then he asked why not take a pic of the fabric....so I was mucking about with my cell ph cam on "Close-up" mode but it wasn't showing enough detail. Then I got an idea.....I have a really old school microscope! I use it for fabric analysis....so I thought to try something...afterall, nothing nothing gained. Put the fabric under the m/scope with the light on....and took this pic wiff cell ph cam with the lend right above the eye-piece. Viola! Success! China-man can now see edzachary what the fabric construction is.
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Post by: Mark Hardy on October 15, 2013, 04:20:45 pm
 :thumleft:
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Post by: Legend on October 15, 2013, 06:37:11 pm
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China-man can now see edzachary what the fabric construction is
That's detail!!!!
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Legend on October 15, 2013, 07:05:17 pm
Meet Spikey, usually flies stalk humans. In my garden it is the other way around.  :laughing4:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/Spikes_filtered.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/Spikes_filtered.jpg.html)
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on November 21, 2013, 05:44:58 pm
First pic is a Ghost Cricket - a common desert resident
Second is a Dung Beetle about to take flight - Note the little dimples on its thorax, this is really uncommon.
Third is a Barking Gecko - These are the delightful little dudes behind the iconic "tjik tjik tjik tjik tjik" you hear resounding through the Kalahari at night.
Fourth is a dangerous scorpion species (Parabuthus raudus) which you're very likely to bump into in the Kalahari dunes.

All photographs were taken at Witsand Kalahari Nature Reserve, Northern Cape.
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: whitedelight on November 30, 2013, 06:42:48 pm
Some seriously talented people here. My attempt a long time ago on the beach with a Canon Powershot on auto

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/whitedelight/IMG_0511.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/whitedelight/media/IMG_0511.jpg.html)
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on December 01, 2013, 11:30:13 am
The last thing a tasty insect sees when it's caught by a scorpion!
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on December 20, 2013, 09:17:47 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1501501_703142036385724_672088515_o.jpg)
Kalahari Ground Gecko (Colopus wahlbergii)
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Post by: NeilV on December 20, 2013, 09:20:44 am
Awesome photo.  :thumleft:

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Post by: VaalGSrider on December 20, 2013, 10:08:33 am
My idea of macro
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on December 20, 2013, 01:24:53 pm
My idea of macro

Nogal a Left-hand drive... Fancy. :lol8:
Cool photos though - it's something different! :thumleft:
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Post by: MegaPix on December 20, 2013, 04:03:08 pm
the macro i do
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Post by: Mr Zog on December 20, 2013, 04:12:20 pm
Nice pics of the "suffer-rings"  :ricky:
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Post by: MegaPix on December 20, 2013, 04:13:10 pm
Nice pics of the "suffer-rings"  :ricky:

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on December 20, 2013, 04:53:25 pm
What I wouldn't give for fancy equipment...

Awesome shots, MegaPix. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Legend on December 22, 2013, 02:39:36 pm
In the macro world they surely get big.. ;D

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/1a-11.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/1a-11.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/1b-5.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/1b-5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: MegaPix on December 27, 2013, 05:12:08 pm
What I wouldn't give for fancy equipment...

Awesome shots, MegaPix. :thumleft:

Thnx

Canon 5dii with Canon 100mm f/2.8 L Macro lens
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Post by: Goose on December 27, 2013, 05:13:49 pm
 :thumleft:
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on December 27, 2013, 05:17:26 pm
Either it's sand thrown up by that grasshopper or you've got some serious sensor cleaning to do bro. :laughing4:

Awesome angle though - different. :thumleft:
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Post by: chris g on December 27, 2013, 06:58:13 pm
My attempt at Macro
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Post by: Off-Road-Adventures on December 27, 2013, 07:04:41 pm
Clever, beautiful photos!!
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Post by: Inprogress on December 27, 2013, 09:43:17 pm
What I wouldn't give for fancy equipment...

Awesome shots, MegaPix. :thumleft:

You don't need fancy equipment. Could get all in for R3k if you don't have a camera. Buy an old 35mm film macro lens or buy a lens inverter tube - it will get you far and is cheap to get.
Title: Re: Macro/close-up photos
Post by: Goose on December 27, 2013, 11:15:11 pm
Either it's sand thrown up by that grasshopper or you've got some serious sensor cleaning to do bro. :laughing4:

Awesome angle though - different. :thumleft:


Was driving through the Karoo National Park spotting game when this oke jumped onto the windscreen - I nearly wiped him with the wipers.... but suddenly realised we were there to enjoy nature... and although small and seemingly insignificant - he was as much part of the nature we'd come to see.......... stopped the car and did the macro pic from inside through windscreen. 
I thought it was unique...  :thumleft:
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Post by: luv2ride on December 28, 2013, 05:12:28 am
Wow, some really nice pics!
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Post by: Kenisis on December 28, 2013, 06:08:45 am
Nice Pics Guys

 :thumleft:
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on December 28, 2013, 10:04:58 am
A Rain frog from the dune system after some much-anticipated rain.

(http://vmus.adu.org.za/vm_img.php?fname=vmupload/061323-2.jpg&max_size=500)

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Post by: Oshkosh on January 02, 2014, 04:01:55 am
Used a HTC Cell thats the only Micro lens I have.  :biggrin:
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Post by: Vis Arend on January 02, 2014, 06:02:02 am
Wow, great pics, thanks for sharing.   :thumleft:
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Post by: Mev Vis Arend on January 02, 2014, 06:31:36 am
Jis, maar dit is besonders.   :thumleft:
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on January 02, 2014, 09:32:37 am
Meet South Africa's deadliest scorpion... Parabuthus granulatus.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1462929_10202740564939860_752751554_n.jpg)


Soos HIV, dit vat net een steek...
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Post by: Saxon on January 02, 2014, 09:42:38 am
sub
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Post by: PierreO on January 02, 2014, 10:35:39 am
ok so I need to practice a bit but here we got not so deadly scorpion and a Velvet spider (not to be messed with) . Photo was taken at night and I only had my Magic Light with me .
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Post by: Goose on January 02, 2014, 02:08:21 pm
A few months back - found this slug-eater tacking a snail..... absolutely amazing to watch...

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Post by: Legend on January 09, 2014, 11:01:18 am
Nice one Goose. Beautiful to watch these reptiles eating. I took this photos a while ago of a Redlip (herald) snake whiles he was eating a small frog.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/b-1.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/b-1.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/c-Copy.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/c-Copy.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/d-1.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/d-1.jpg.html)

Also a close up of a Rinkhals fangs
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/tant.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/tant.jpg.html)

Very close  :)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/tant2.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/tant2.jpg.html)

One of natures true beauties
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/IMG_4417.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/IMG_4417.jpg.html)

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Post by: Goose on January 09, 2014, 11:23:14 am
Legend those are absolutely STUNNING pics mate - which camera did you use...? 

Unfortunately I only had the little Panasonic Lumix TZ20 handy........... HAVE TO invest in a nice Digital SLR.......
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Post by: Fred4stroke on January 09, 2014, 11:27:37 am
 :sip:
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Post by: Legend on January 09, 2014, 11:32:28 am
Thx Goose, I have a Canon 50D with 100mm Macro that I used to take the macros and close-ups. Nowadays I use a Canon 600D with a 90mm Tamron. Both very good lenses for close-ups. The secret is in the flash. I use the MT-24EX twin light flash which just gives you that more light that you need.
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Post by: noble steed on February 14, 2014, 06:35:08 pm
Shot with Tamron 90mm macro and Metz ring flash

Would LOVE to get a MP-E 65mm!