Monday, June 18, 2012

First Macro Pics

I haven't taken the macro class yet...dang! I missed it.
I have been playing with it, on my own, and think I'm really going to like it.
I haven't read any of the composition rules, but assume (and we all know what it means to assume) most of the same rules apply. One question tho??? well, maybe more than one...
If I get too close, then I have no idea what the subject really is??? but is that acceptable?
And, how close can you get to bees without being stung?


Jane said...

Very lovely - macro photography is my favourite :) I don't think you can get too close - the closer (in my mind) the better! Everything is so incredible when you really examine it in fine detail. Bees make me nervous too!

NitWit1 said...

HA HA you get as close you like to a bee, and it will usually fly away before you can focus.

Depending on the power of your macro, you will have some tolerance for being in focus. When I post a macro foto, I unless, I say different it is whatever is built into my Tamron all-purpose zoom lens. If I add diopters I mention it as I did in a recent post. The stronger the diopter the less tolerance you have. I have a +1, +2, +4, +10. The +10 diopter is quite thick and my lens has trouble finding focus which is a very narrow part of the picture. If you decide you want to the center of the flower to be the main focus of the picture that is what you focus on. I have found +2 and +4 to be the more useful and give be a wider field of focus.

I have yet to find an adjustable small tripod for outdoor use, so it is a tad frustrating to when everything is blurry. With Macros, especially the strongest ones, it is imperative for me, but then I am old and not as steady as I used to me.

You did a good job except maybe the berries. Sometimes PhotoShop can save us, but I really don't like any of my results for focus correction when I enlarge them very much.

But it is FUN. Glad you are where there are classes. I am not unless I want to drive several hundred miles.

One Fly said...

These all look pretty darn good to me.

You'll know if you're too close if you get stung. They'll leave if they don't like it. Chances are very high you will not get stung.

Would you consider not using "Lightbox" to view your pictures??

To change that and see what that does for your blog it is under-

design/settings/posts&comments/Showcase images with Lightbox/ pick no/ and save

Go have a look and see if clicking on the picture gives you a better view of them. Your pictures are being given their due because they are small. That's just my opinion.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I don't think bees respect the rules of photography or the needs of photographers, LOL!

turquoisemoon said...

Jane, Thanks! I love it, but too new to decide if it's my fav. In the second pic, that bee started buzzing around, and I backed off. hahaha

NitWit, I'll post a comment back to you later. I really want to understand what all you're telling me. You're giving me some good info and I really would like time to reread and digest...Thanks so much!

Fly, Ok, I did it. But, I can't see any difference in my pictures. Can you? I even tried adding a new pic, but still couldn't see any changes??? And, what is lightbox??? I'm so new to all this and really appreciate the help..Thanks!

Debra, Dag gum pesky critters!!!

Introverted Art said...

I love macro photography. I thing the ones you took are absolutely beautiful.

turquoisemoon said...

Thank you so much. I'm having so much fun with my camera. I spend quite a bit of time by myself, so it's a great hobby.

FrankandMary said...

I got pretty close to wasps the size of birds entering the library today, so..but no camera.;o

Stopped by from Linda's blog..congrats on the award.

turquoisemoon said...

Thanks for stopping by! Wasps and bees really scare me, but if I'm going to pursue photography and go to outdoor places, guess I'd better get used to it.

elena nuez said...

What a beautiful pictures and impressive blog you have! So fantastic!

congrats and greetings from Spain,

turquoisemoon said...

Thank you Elena!!! Wow!!! Spain! I got a new camera and have been taking some lessons. I struggle some and have good luck with others. So far, it's been a toss up if they're going to turn out at all...anyway, thank you!