View Full Version : A few more makeshift macros

09-18-2015, 07:26 PM
Thought you might enjoy a few of my makeshift macros...





09-21-2015, 05:58 AM
These are great Iggy. You have really nailed that inverted lens technique.

Number 2 is my favourtite

Out of interest, do you use a reversing ring or handhold the lens?

09-21-2015, 09:03 AM
I'm betting on reversing ring - nice set Iggy!
Shot 1 for me please.
(Shot 4 also fab but too dark in the face - I'd dodge the shadow details on the whole left side by a good 25%+ ....taking care of course not to dodge any of the highlights except perhaps the specular highlight on the bee's face) Hope that may help.

10-05-2015, 08:21 AM
Sorry for the slow reply...

First off, thanks!

I have hand-held many of my makeshift macros but I have a reversing ring on my 50mm now that I simply leave there so I can just flip it around when I want to change up my perspective.

Also, thanks for the feedback, Marko. I expect you are talking about the dragonfly though? That's shot #4. And, yes, for detail, exposure, etc. #1 is my fav as well. For content, I really like Mr. Dragonfly and the way the sun is reflecting off of his compound eye.

10-06-2015, 07:06 PM
You are definitely a master of the reverse lens macro.

10-18-2015, 02:08 PM
Thanks, asnow. :)

10-21-2015, 05:44 AM
Very nice set Iggy, and great technique.