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Macro photography - the world up close and personal!

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{Photography.25.846}: Kitty {kitty} Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:49:30 EDT (HTML)

"http://klparmley.tumblr.com/post/87622452545/i-was-just-admiring-the-plant-quit-following"

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{Photography.25.847}: annie {oceanannie} Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:34:10 EDT (HTML)

preyer time! Amen!!

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{Photography.25.848}: Coyote {coyote} Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:36:33 EDT (3 lines)

So cute! I'm glad to have recently learned that the females don't
ordinarily eat the males after mating. It happens rarely, and most
often in a laboratory locale.

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{Photography.25.849}: Allen {greenal} Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:55:56 EDT (HTML)

Yes, beware that female in the white lab coat.

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{Photography.25.850}: Kitty {kitty} Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:32:14 EDT (HTML)

Needs a bug for interest.

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{Photography.25.851}: Kitty {kitty} Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:33:40 EDT (HTML)

Also, for perspective. Those are elderflowers and very tiny, but you can't tell it when they are alone like that.

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{Photography.25.852}: annie {oceanannie} Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:37:50 EDT (HTML)

There are other things besides bugs to create interest, thank you very much.

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{Photography.25.853}: Kitty {kitty} Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:41:12 EDT (HTML)

Water droplets can be good, too. But on the macro level, there are few natural options. I'm tiring to learn to see differently. Help me?

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{Photography.25.854}: Coyote {coyote} Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:14:24 EDT (17 lines)

Kitty, your macro shots are really great for a beginner. Were I there,
I could give you some pointers, depending on your subject matter. But,
I am self-taught so I just figured it out as I fumbled along. The more
time you spend in 'Tiny Land,' the more you'll see, and the better
you'll get at capturing it.

I usually tell people to get closer, and take several shots from
various angles. Sometimes just the quality of light you get from a
different angle (or a different time of day) can make a wonderful
difference.

Don't worry too much about creating a perfectly composed image right
now. Just focus on your subject. You can do the cropping later.

Please feel free to ask questions! It helps if you tell me your
camera's make and model. (Once upon a time, several of the Photography
Forum folks decided to put their camera info in their bio/profile.)

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{Photography.25.855}: Sony Cybershot HX-20V {kitty} Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:56:22 EDT (HTML)

I have done that in other forums, but never thought to do it here. Silly me.

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{Photography.25.856}: Coyote {coyote} Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:12:37 EDT (21 lines)

Well, it never occurred to me to change my name in this forum to my
camera name, so brava to you!

I just read a couple reviews of your camera and, boy, do I feel dated!
That's what I get for taking a few years off from keeping up with the
latest in camera technology. Jeez, all the features they've crammed
into your little camera are astounding. My only suggestions at this
point are:

1. Check the image resolution setting, and set it somewhere in the
   mid-range, unless you're planning on making poster-sized prints.
2. Set your focus and exposure settings to center weighted.
3. Set your ISO to 100, but you'll need it set higher in low-light
   settings. I, personally, wouldn't go over 400, but 800 is supposed
   to be okay.

You might want to take a look at this very thorough review of your
camera. I always use the tiny (kinda hard to see) pull-down menu to
navigate the various pages at that website, which has gone bonkers
since I last visited:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-HX20v

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{Photography.25.857}: Sony Cybershot HX-20V {kitty} Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:43:49 EDT (HTML)

Thanks. You helped me get comfortable with my Canon Powershot years ago.

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{Photography.25.858}: Sony Cybershot HX-20V {kitty} Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:17:44 EDT (HTML)

Black elephant ear with the sun behind it.

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{Photography.25.859}: Coyote {coyote} Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:08:11 EDT (12 lines)

Ooo... lovely! I'm a huge fan of the underside of plants, especially
with the sun shining through. I excitedly encourage you to investigate
and experiment! Plants are so amazing! If you'd like to see some of
the 'underwonders' I've discovered, feel free to have a look at these:

Hosta: https://flic.kr/p/dj3o4Y

Swiss Chard: https://flic.kr/p/37N72

Grape Leaf: https://flic.kr/p/8BWGkr

Vine Maple: https://flic.kr/p/am4PZp

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{Photography.25.860}: TJ {tj2} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:34:30 EDT (HTML)

Plants which are already interesting take on a whole new dimension when they are backlit. I got this shot of a wild rhubarb leaf way back in the 1980s BDE (Before Digital Era) on film.

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{Photography.25.861}: annie {oceanannie} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:57:39 EDT (HTML)

Marvellous!

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{Photography.25.862}: Coyote {coyote} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:29:43 EDT (2 lines)

Nice one! Similar to my Swiss chard image. It looks so much like
arteries and veins. Which I guess they actually are -- the plant version.

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{Photography.25.863}: Sony Cybershot HX-20V {kitty} Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:16:42 EDT (HTML)

Yes. Lovely.

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{Photography.25.864}: Sony Cybershot HX-20V {kitty} Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:04:08 EDT (HTML)

Bee Balm

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{Photography.25.865}: Coyote {coyote} Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:54:03 EDT (4 lines)

I love bee balm! Sooooooo pretty. In my former residence, the
hummingbirds adored it. But I never noticed any clusters of little
white orbs, though. (Never looked very close.) Are those a part of the
flower or some sort of insect eggs?

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{Photography.25.866}: Sony Cybershot HX-20V {kitty} Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:53:32 EDT (HTML)

Insect eggs. I have no clue what.

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{Photography.25.867}: Coyote {coyote} Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:44:14 EDT (HTML)

In a galaxy far, far away...

In A Galaxy Far Far Away

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{Photography.25.868}: Cypress vine {kitty} Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:49:48 EDT (0 lines)


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{Photography.25.869}: Coyote {coyote} Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:36:24 EDT (2 lines)

Ooo... that's lovely. Such a great color and shape, and I love the
sprinkles of pixie dust :-)

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{Photography.25.870}: Coyote {coyote} Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:14:52 EDT (4 lines)

"http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/11776680/International-Garden-Photographer-of-the-Year-2015.html?frame=3394210"

That's a link to some winning (literally) macro photos with a garden
theme. Quite gorgeous for sure.

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