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« on: February 19, 2011, 10:06:46 pm »

OK, I am learning to use the macro on the camera..... not there yet but these turned out fair, I think...


Mexican Rose (known as something else but I cannot be bothered trying to find out what it is)















My red chilie close up... but there really is two focal points.... I am trying to get an insect to appear somewhere... they're the ones I want.




My eye bounces between the green and the red... that makes it two focal points, art-wise in the chilie shots....

A  photographer called Jody is trying to tell me there are cameras that take closer shots than this? I have put whole pictures up… obviously, the focal point hasn’t been cut out like I have done here but indeed, if there are cameras that can take closer images, I would imagine they’d be called microscopes, wouldn’t they?

Maybe if there was a ladybug one you’d see that it was actually bigger than the flowers I am taking…. They really are very tiny flowers at the moment….







my husband ruined a morning down on the river showing me that feature... when i got home, the only video that turned out was the one BEFORE his interference...

anyway, I can't get the bees to stay on the plant... there is not enough pollen for them but I just took this which is quite nice...lol... and today is overcast..

watch it, its 30 seconds and nice and clear..

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 03:16:58 am »

I think I will be able to get the right macro shot when I get an insect and flower together… I’m happy with the detail… now its just match, a flower, with an insect, with timing and distance and I shall eventually produce a masterpiece. I did a few adjustments with this one… like  set it on overcast.



Not so much detail on this one I just liked the composition so you are getting a peak.




NEEERLY got the damn bee today…. He was just far to low for me and I was reaching right over the balcony I nearly fell over it in the rose bushes…lol


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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 04:02:42 am »

but never fear... you can always go arty farty with the flops so not all is lost...

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 10:33:45 am »

Ok, this was fun... I hope someone takes an interest... I feel like a kid in a candy shop with my new toys..



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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 04:56:46 am »

This is some of my effort for today....

















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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 06:55:08 pm »

I am getting desperate now... everytime I take a shot, the bee most clear is always just outside the picture....  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 12:53:26 am »

I think I have the camera settings right now… the picture is ruined by the shadow of the camera. This would have been good without the shadow.





This one I sharpened the picture twice  in Photobucket… to see if that would help.

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 07:04:37 pm »

I have also lightened both of these films…. The spider had gone now… I am really disappointed because I now have the flood light set up… someone asked me on another board to film him making the web but he isn’t appearing for me so either he has shifted somewhere else, or been eaten by a bird in the early hours of the morning, or is just hiding because he isn’t hungry, I don’t know… but I am sad because now I have the settings right, I want some action….lol






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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 08:04:25 pm »

this bee is one of the nicest and most crisp.. enhancing gives it an extra crispness...





I've been looking at google and my garden orb spider is one of the better shot images, if I must say so myself...

what a shame my orb was out of focus when I was filming him. I could have had something very special there..

I also filmed a plant with a spider so small, its almost invisible with the naked eye.. almost..

poor thing has a missing hindleg too.  :lol:





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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 09:00:34 am »

OK, he is back.... the spider is back....


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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 03:11:13 pm »

WOW, they're all lovely.

Great job
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2011, 09:57:54 am »

These turned out quite clear…. Too bad I missed the main climb in the video but 5 seconds is all I got before I blotted him out with my shadow.











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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 08:59:19 pm »

"When I watched Melissa (Leo) on a tube two minutes ago it looked so f---ing easy," caskur said, before realising her mistake.


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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2011, 08:36:05 am »

the Mexican Rose my mother calls is actually Coral Vine (common name)...

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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2011, 10:05:11 am »

This is a macro of the solanum plant… I have four different varieties and all suffering from the heat really…the garden is suffering as well as the whole Perth metro area from lack of water and high record high temps.

Macro shots always look better than the real thing, I think…






This is one of the roses… before the sun scorched it into oblivion….Hahahahahaha.






And this is a sculpture I would like to buy off my cousin…. Her husband made it out of recycled metal… he is rusty now….







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