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casil403
12-30-2009, 10:54 PM
Anybody got any? I'm blank but we have a new decade so something along those lines?
Other brainstorming thoughts:

Juxtaposition
Opposites attract
Primary colours
Winter VS Summer (gets everyone involved on both sides of the equator and both are equally challenging)

Anybody else?

I've been noticing this day approaching. Frankly, I'm flummoxed. I've been trying to think of something but I'm empty. Not even a single suggestion :(

lemme see...
Decay?
Perspective?
Up close and personal? (macro type or close up shots)

How about photography cliches? Actually macro would be cool.

I like up close and personal (macro) also....perspective might be fun or juxtaposition.

given that we'll be stuck inside a lot (either due to heat or cold) macro might be fun because it can be done in or out!

I'll go with that. Macro (or Close Up) since not everyone has a macro lens.

How about playing with DOF. Two shots, (same shots) but with two different DOF to show how it can alter a photo and get different results.

I'm into the macro or close-up idea fer sure.

Ditto on the macro!

I think we're "close" on reaching a consensus here.

How about something a bit artsy??
Like an image titled "Jealousy"...or....."Lusty".....or whatever, but you get the idea?

Robert

Macro or close-up has the most support from members so that's our assignment this month. Merging suggestion posts now.

Who will post first? :)

Bambi
01-01-2010, 02:28 PM
me!!! it's storming out which gives me lots of time to play with my photos :)

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/Sz5H2nnWYyI/AAAAAAAADiA/yWLZA8z50C8/s800/mossy%20nest.jpg
this caught my eye because it looked like a miniature nest.

casil403
01-01-2010, 02:38 PM
HA Ha...went out this morning in hopes this would be the assignment! :clap:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/4233862681_74152f4175_b.jpg

Bambi
01-01-2010, 03:00 PM
oooh very nice Casil!

casil403
01-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Thanks B....got this one as well.....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/4233996551_1760d2246b_b.jpg

Bambi
01-01-2010, 03:25 PM
wonderful detail. it looks so delicate!

AntZ
01-01-2010, 06:57 PM
Nice shots so far.
Perfect timeing for this assignment. Guess who's ordered some Kenko Macro extension tubes? Should arrive early next week.:fingerscr

Bambi
01-01-2010, 07:09 PM
Nice shots so far.
Perfect timeing for this assignment. Guess who's ordered some Kenko Macro extension tubes? Should arrive early next week.:fingerscr

so what are kenko macro extension tubes? they sound really cool :)

AntZ
01-01-2010, 07:27 PM
so what are kenko macro extension tubes? they sound really cool :)

They reduce the minimum focal length of the lens so you can get closer and still focus. You can get really cheap ones from EBay, but you lose Auto Focus. You can get the Canon genuine one for $quillions, but these Kenko ones were not too expensive and AF is retained. I'll try a review after I have used them for a while.

Marko did a podcast on Macro not too far back which explains some of the options. Actually here it is Macro photography on the cheap – Photography podcast #37 (http://www.photography.ca/blog/?p=75)

Bambi
01-01-2010, 07:32 PM
here's another one I did. I liked how the ice formed ripples around the rocks

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/Sz6TzwVqOZI/AAAAAAAADjI/96QDGNMaW-s/s800/ice%20ripples.jpg

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 03:40 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4235930609_2dd4ea89df_o.jpg

Bambi
01-02-2010, 08:32 AM
lovely MA. the colour is beautiful!

Marko
01-02-2010, 01:04 PM
Nice shots thus far everyone! :highfive: to bambi for 2 lovely images!

casil403
01-02-2010, 02:37 PM
The littlest single leaf on the bush....
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4237430111_38c7e379ac_o.jpg

Bambi
01-02-2010, 03:34 PM
thanks Marko. :thankyou:

tomorrowstreasures
01-02-2010, 03:47 PM
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honey and his buddy

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 03:49 PM
Now that's thinking outside the square TT! Nice.

Bambi
01-02-2010, 04:02 PM
TT!:highfive:

tomorrowstreasures
01-02-2010, 05:49 PM
thanks soooo much!!!

tomorrowstreasures
01-02-2010, 05:53 PM
The windows in our house are the original ones from 1977. I love the frost that builds on them! I played a bit is post to get the images the way i wanted them... pretty happy with the outcomes.

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Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 06:04 PM
That's cool TT!

JAS_Photo
01-02-2010, 06:04 PM
THe eye to eye photo is fantabulous, TT!

Marko
01-02-2010, 07:00 PM
TT, LOVE the creativity! A wee bit more PP on the eyes to make them sing louder and you have something fantastic plus! :highfive:

crystalb
01-02-2010, 10:42 PM
Purdy little eye ball

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 10:46 PM
That IS a pretty coloured eyeball! Really golden brown.

Iguanasan
01-03-2010, 12:41 AM
Wow! Some fabulous images so far. I'm almost embarrassed to post one but I have to add something. I'll put this up for now but I'll go shooting for more.

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Mad Aussie
01-03-2010, 12:48 AM
Not sure why you'd be embarressed? This isn't a competition or anything ;) And that's a nice photo!

Iguanasan
01-03-2010, 12:48 PM
Not sure why you'd be embarressed? This isn't a competition or anything ;) And that's a nice photo!

It isn't? Whew! What a relief. And thanks! :D

tomorrowstreasures
01-03-2010, 02:26 PM
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Cheers! and a Happy New Year too!

edG
01-03-2010, 08:55 PM
Here is my first attempt at a close up in low key.

Bambi
01-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Very nice Ed! I like yours too TT and Iggy!

I found some etchings on the beach today. I found them fascinating

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4242725643_257c0c3bc3_b.jpg

Iguanasan
01-03-2010, 11:10 PM
Playing with some of my son's toys ;)
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tomorrowstreasures
01-03-2010, 11:49 PM
I finally took the time to take a peek at what everyone is doing for this assignment! For those that do not experience snow, cold and frozen things, what a neat way for them to see very close shots of nature. I love the little boy's beautiful brown eye and seeing his smooth, young skin.... I love the creativity of the photos that are posted... all of them!! Bambi - your sand bas relief is an awesome catch!!! Bravo, mates, Bravo!

This assignment is a really fun one to do! Let's see if we can have a good 30 submissions! Go for it!!!

JAS_Photo
01-04-2010, 05:04 AM
Lol, cool stuff Iggy!

Red Pepper

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4243569291_b18282ec12_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4243569291/in/photostream)

casil403
01-04-2010, 06:03 AM
I have no idea what this is on the tree but it looked really cool!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4237629709_83b46b208f_o.jpg

JAS_Photo
01-04-2010, 09:29 PM
The color of these gerberras remind me of traditional Mexican skirts:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4245988889_a7329f7725_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4245988889/)

casil403
01-04-2010, 10:35 PM
Lovely Raiven!

Here's another one:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4245967191_425406ddaf_o.jpg

adispi
01-05-2010, 01:28 PM
Here is my try at close up photography (i do not have a macro lens).
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_CwVEl4ifaow/S0OEAyG2rQI/AAAAAAAABQk/n5cYkMnEsTU/s800/Close_Up.jpg

casil403
01-05-2010, 03:18 PM
A closeup of the Bow River ice slabs....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/4248285797_e3ff33dd2c_o.jpg

tomorrowstreasures
01-06-2010, 09:47 AM
today's assortment of goodies....:yuck:

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Bambi
01-06-2010, 11:58 AM
okay TT, this shot made me think of this:

Subj:.Colored Pills Poem (S542c)
From: gordonschuk
on 5/30/2007



A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won't shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot
Tell me I'm happy when I'm not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
And tells me that I have no pain.
The capsules tell me not to wheeze
Or cough or choke or even sneeze.
The red ones, smallest of them all
Go to my blood so I won't fall.
The orange ones, very big and bright
Prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I'd really like to know..........
Is what tells each one where to go!

AcadieLibre
01-06-2010, 12:12 PM
TT you been in my medicine cabinet? lol, funny poem Bambi. Loving all these photos, very well done all.

crystalb
01-06-2010, 07:57 PM
These are great shots so far! Iggy, I also have a child with the obsession of Star Wars Lego. We just got the Star Wars- The Visual Dictionary through Schoolastic, it has a picture and description of every Star Wars Lego set ever made and what year they made it.

tomorrowstreasures
01-07-2010, 09:20 AM
yup - wonderful enteries!!!!

Bambi - neat poem!!!! thanks!!!

F8&Bthere
01-07-2010, 10:39 AM
These are great shots so far! Iggy, I also have a child with the obsession of Star Wars Lego. We just got the Star Wars- The Visual Dictionary through Schoolastic, it has a picture and description of every Star Wars Lego set ever made and what year they made it.

lol, too funny, i just ordered that exact same book last night through my son's school. And it was the only book I ordered (since it was $20).

edG
01-07-2010, 05:42 PM
A close up of a variant of a dry fly (that I tie for trout fishing). It is mounted on a wine bottle cork for the shot. Thanks for the encouragement on my previous close-up/macro attempt. Really enjoying the other submissions and don't get me going on the Lego. After raising four sons, our house was awash in the stuff, swore year after year that I was going to put the Lego Corp down on my income tax as a dependant LOL.

JAS_Photo
01-07-2010, 06:30 PM
Nice capture, Ed!

Bambi
01-07-2010, 07:28 PM
very nice. We still have thousands of dollars of lego at our house too. And a set of die cast Thomas The Tank Engine trains!

MoinMoin
01-08-2010, 09:22 AM
My butterfly bush on ice

http://gallery.digicamclub.de/4images/data/media/10/frostast.jpg

tomorrowstreasures
01-08-2010, 11:08 AM
lovely, creative, ecclectic mix here!!! way to go, peeps!

Gotoplanf
01-08-2010, 01:50 PM
I really like all the pictures here. I have never really had too much luck with nature macro before, however I will give it another try this month, but have been doing some in home stuff lately. Here's one i did the other day of a water spash.

Greg_Nuspel
01-08-2010, 02:08 PM
Cool colours in your splash, I really like it.

kat
01-08-2010, 02:55 PM
Nice work everyone! Maybe by the end of the month I'll come up with something!

Rhys
01-08-2010, 11:07 PM
If only my son would stay this happy all the time! :)

Mad Aussie
01-08-2010, 11:09 PM
That certainly rates as a closeup!!! :)

Rhys
01-09-2010, 01:45 AM
So creepy, thank goodness it's on a flower outside! :eek:

Mad Aussie
01-09-2010, 01:50 AM
THAT little thing is creepy????

Good work using the 75-300mm as the zoom gives a more narrow Depth of Field which has given you a nice background blur (bokeh)

Rhys
01-09-2010, 04:36 AM
THAT little thing is creepy????

Good work using the 75-300mm as the zoom gives a more narrow Depth of Field which has given you a nice background blur (bokeh)

See the problem is that, that little creepy thing has eight legs and sneaks into the house and turns into one that is huge!!!!! I'm not a huge fan of them! :eek: It comes from years of having my older brothers chase me around with all sorts of creepy crawlys!!!!

Mad Aussie
01-09-2010, 04:55 AM
Trust me ... that little thing does not come in the house and turn into anything bigger than she is now. It's her cousins that are so big you can see their 8 eyes that creep me out :)

Rhys
01-09-2010, 05:50 AM
Trust me ... that little thing does not come in the house and turn into anything bigger than she is now. It's her cousins that are so big you can see their 8 eyes that creep me out :)

True, very true!:)

Bambi
01-09-2010, 08:29 AM
ack! no more spider threads about how big they are in Australia!!! :eek:

MoinMoin
01-09-2010, 11:25 AM
I am so thankful for the snow here - no spider! :D But many time to play - with old toys of my childhood :goodvibes:

http://sagas-welt.de/4images/data/media/1/schneepferd.jpg

tomorrowstreasures
01-09-2010, 12:33 PM
the pic of me was taken at my daughter's wedding by Rob Miracle....
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Deciding today's photo was going to be an open old book, this is the page i opened the book to....the quote is appropriate for how i feel about my looks.
it reads:
"As a beauty I'm not a great star;
There are others more handsome by far;
But my face I don't mind it
Because I'm behind it-
'Tis the folks out in front of that jar."
-A. Euwer-

From the quote, came the idea of the montage...

Mad Aussie
01-09-2010, 01:44 PM
Nicely done TT.

Diana Bolen
01-09-2010, 06:04 PM
Not a recent shot but then I tend to hybernate during winter.

Mad Aussie
01-09-2010, 07:02 PM
Nice and welcome to the forum Diana.

Bambi
01-09-2010, 08:00 PM
here's one I took today. I am still trying to figure out the otimal range for my lens.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4261113764_826f6a40ae_b.jpg

kat
01-09-2010, 10:06 PM
Alright... the best I got!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4261367992_cef1f2ba8f_o.jpg

Bambi
01-09-2010, 10:08 PM
lol so this is where my loose screw ended up!!!

I like it Kat!

Mad Aussie
01-09-2010, 10:13 PM
Giprock (drywall) screws! Cool.

Bambi
01-10-2010, 09:57 AM
I am so thankful for the snow here - no spider! :D But many time to play - with old toys of my childhood :goodvibes:

http://sagas-welt.de/4images/data/media/1/schneepferd.jpg

thank you MM!!! :clap::clap:

casil403
01-10-2010, 10:08 AM
More frost and more leaves:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/4260934861_bb3a00b9f1_o.jpg

edG
01-11-2010, 06:28 AM
another submission of a close up.

crystalb
01-11-2010, 05:42 PM
My doggie's eye

crystalb
01-11-2010, 05:54 PM
And I'll throw in some baby drool for good measure...

edG
01-11-2010, 09:25 PM
a little experimentation with my 70-300 on food, trying to get better DoF and realism of the different textures of the various elements. Also noticed that by adding a pic as an attachment it was getting compressed again by the forum software, this pic is hosted off-site on Photo-bucket.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c20/EGarner/food-test_006.jpg

casil403
01-11-2010, 10:49 PM
Last summer's roses at the library across the street.....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4265072644_927b9ab6ae_o.jpg

JAS_Photo
01-12-2010, 05:01 PM
Nice batch of submissions eveyone!

AntZ
01-12-2010, 08:03 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2707/4269669225_48a56b960b.jpg
Check out the original here LARGE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/4269669225/sizes/o/in/photostream/)
and an abstract version here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/4270426848/)

Iguanasan
01-12-2010, 10:06 PM
http://www.photography.ca/Forums/attachments/f22/5395d1263351610-double-happiness-wedding-candy-img_5980.jpg

AntZ
01-12-2010, 10:43 PM
Cool shot IG. I don't know what's in there, but I bet they taste GREAT!

JAS_Photo
01-13-2010, 04:39 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4271343236_6ac4266e12_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4271343236/in/photostream)

Bambi
01-13-2010, 10:55 AM
i can practically smell them!

Mad Aussie
01-13-2010, 01:26 PM
Very nice Raiven.

Barefoot
01-13-2010, 01:35 PM
Normally, I draw a blank on assignments.


http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/DSC_9899c.jpg

AntZ
01-13-2010, 03:29 PM
Cool use of light and colour BF.

JAS_Photo
01-13-2010, 05:45 PM
Yep! Cool capture, BareFoot!

AntZ
01-13-2010, 08:22 PM
Here's one I took before I had my macro extension tubes. Heavily zoomed and cropped.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/4272277649_ca380acd4e.jpg

Bambi
01-13-2010, 08:58 PM
He is so cute!!!

Scotty_P
01-13-2010, 11:02 PM
Had a minute today between rain showers

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_4T4GC3ehbHE/S06UFZtdgtI/AAAAAAAAAiU/kL8oEhnZdEg/s800/leaf%20crop.jpg

Mad Aussie
01-14-2010, 01:33 AM
Something different BF!

Cool shot AntZ ... we have of those tiny guys in our Cicads out front.

Nice shot Scotty.

Mad Aussie
01-14-2010, 07:28 PM
Close up to a Kookaburra feather ... a bit of mirror or tripod shake there I think but it is cropped waaaay in.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4274770145_2765f67525_o.jpg

Some more shots of this feather here http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f20/shake-tail-feather-6810.html

Bambi
01-15-2010, 12:58 PM
flower center
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4277111558_cb9dffd2a4_o.jpg

Bambi
01-15-2010, 01:25 PM
when I got home today I had two nice surprises: Marko's picture and a gift from Casil- a screw on macro filter thingys. This is my test shot with the +2:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4276384705_43ddb8b17b_b.jpg

Mad Aussie
01-15-2010, 01:30 PM
The close up filter really works well! :)

casil403
01-15-2010, 08:51 PM
Cool shot B...seems to be working well! :highfive:

casil403
01-15-2010, 09:17 PM
I got a Mohawk:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4277281315_3e2e567bff_o.jpg

And an 80's hairband rockstar:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4278042244_5f35c06715_o.jpg


:D

edG
01-17-2010, 05:52 PM
more really cool shots! You've got me thinking now MA, as I have a wide selection of feathers that I use to tie flys with for fishing.

hodaka
01-17-2010, 06:17 PM
I've REALLY been struggling with my photography lately. I went to The Camera Store when I was in Calgary at the beginning of the month, and picked up the accessory kit for my LensBaby - hoping to expand my use of it. (awesome store, BTW) I shot a whole bunch indoors with the macro and tele bits, but was not getting it right.
I carried the camera all month, and have gone in the field two days to try to wrap my head around the block. Finally something clicked yesterday, so I feel a bit better.
Here's one of the LensBaby shots, I tried for lemonade on this one:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4282515719_4f5b00271e_o.jpg

hodaka
01-17-2010, 06:20 PM
Here's what I squeezed out of my day yesterday:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4283291008_48f7da0e0d_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4282546781_aaf9069a4e_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4282547163_b91dcd915e_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
01-17-2010, 07:20 PM
more really cool shots! You've got me thinking now MA, as I have a wide selection of feathers that I use to tie flys with for fishing.
That'd work!

Bambi
01-17-2010, 09:30 PM
Here's a couple of prickly characters enjoying the view on a cold day in Halifax:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S1PFCC1GrRI/AAAAAAAADyA/_nwjIujH4K8/s800/urchins.jpg

*any resemblance to characters frequenting ph.ca is purely coincindental*

:p:p:p

Mad Aussie
01-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Here's a couple of prickly characters enjoying the view on a cold day in Halifax:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S1PFCC1GrRI/AAAAAAAADyA/_nwjIujH4K8/s800/urchins.jpg

*any resemblance to characters frequenting ph.ca is purely coincindental*

:p:p:p
Oh man ... Iggy is NOT going to like the inference here that his head is THAT ugly!! :headslap:

Bambi
01-17-2010, 09:52 PM
Oh man ... Iggy is NOT going to like the inference here that his head is THAT ugly!! :headslap:


:angel::angel::angel:

Iguanasan
01-17-2010, 11:51 PM
:angel::angel::angel:

:eek: Well, well, well. Sneak into my neighbourhood, take a bunch of really excellent photos and then insult me! Whatever shall I do? :confused::confused:

Mad Aussie
01-17-2010, 11:57 PM
:eek: Well, well, well. Sneak into my neighbourhood, take a bunch of really excellent photos and then insult me! Whatever shall I do? :confused::confused:
She's been a baaaaad girl!!

MoinMoin
01-18-2010, 02:24 AM
Wow - love the blue one from hodaka - it is really great!

Bambi
01-18-2010, 08:22 AM
:eek: Well, well, well. Sneak into my neighbourhood, take a bunch of really excellent photos and then insult me! Whatever shall I do? :confused::confused:

Now Iggy, if you read the posts it's Mad Aussie who says that it's you. I said no such thing.....

I was not referring to you at all :grouphug:

AcadieLibre
01-19-2010, 05:26 AM
Cleaning out my camera bodies and doing thorough cleaning of all my lenses and other equipment. Will be doing some photography I hope over the next few days I am in Cornwall. Anyway I saw the Brownie and popped off a shot and ah, sort of ok with it but this was the only photo I took and now all my gear is away and not looking to pull it all out again after is was all safely packed and put away for travel. Next time I need to take 2 or 3 shots in my dimly lit office and maybe turn on a light, use a flash or something lol. This frame I used once before, thought I would give it another go. I never use frames but I like this one and since I won't be printing it or using it for anything else I thought I would see how it looked.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4287761680_bee760d51c_b.jpg

casil403
01-19-2010, 07:21 AM
Love the border in your image AL...:)

Bambi
01-19-2010, 08:23 AM
Very nice AL, but, um, you spilled coffee on your picture :headslap:

;) :clown:

Marko
01-19-2010, 11:21 AM
Wow really cool shots everyone. What a great assignment :highfive:
Here's mine - (I also used it in the set I shot at Oka park.)

miriamc
01-20-2010, 08:15 AM
Here's my attempt.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/4278918927_7ce75891c1_o.jpg

Bambi
01-20-2010, 09:29 AM
welcome MiriamC. This looks nice and soft :)

russ
01-20-2010, 09:49 PM
This is the best I could come up with, taken with an old EF100-300 from the early 90's. I can't seem to get the barb to not be so pixelated & over sharpened and still bring out the detail of the hoar frost.

F8&Bthere
01-21-2010, 01:32 PM
I finally got out and shot something for this assignment. Yes, sorry....yet another frosty vegetation shot...

Marko
01-21-2010, 02:06 PM
These shots are really wonderful everyone :highfive:

casil403
01-21-2010, 08:22 PM
Blade of grass with frost:
I see many of us Albertans took advantage of the hoar frost today for the assignment! :highfive:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4293712227_d271594551_o.jpg

edG
01-22-2010, 05:24 AM
nice shots, folks - very nice

justineaton
01-22-2010, 09:06 AM
My Winter vs Summer entry (http://www.redbubble.com/people/justineaton/art/4474390-1-winter-swinging)

Marko
01-22-2010, 10:14 AM
Hi Justin,

It's a lovely image but we prefer to have it posted directly...feel free to upload directly or link to where the image is.

Thx - Marko

JAS_Photo
01-22-2010, 11:43 AM
Love the colors and shallow depth of field on that Justin.

justineaton
01-22-2010, 11:45 AM
Hi Justin,

It's a lovely image but we prefer to have it posted directly...feel free to upload directly or link to where the image is.

Thx - Marko

Okay

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2641/19176267356731045125885.jpg

Marko
01-22-2010, 12:01 PM
Thanks Justin!

kat
01-22-2010, 12:18 PM
Wow..so many good ones! I'm loving it!

justineaton
01-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Thanks Justin!

Is it okay to post more than one photo ?

Bambi
01-22-2010, 01:21 PM
Is it okay to post more than one photo ?

oh yeah!!

justineaton
01-22-2010, 05:41 PM
Love the colors and shallow depth of field on that Justin.

Thank you :)

Cory
01-22-2010, 10:10 PM
Ok i am new here so i don't know if i'm clicking on the right icons etc..etc...really liking these macro images shared. It is a good time of year to catch frosty close-ups. Nicely done. I am going to keep checking everything out here on the forum, hopefully soon i'll figure out how to upload and share as well.
Thanx Everybody.

Mad Aussie
01-22-2010, 10:16 PM
Ok i am new here so i don't know if i'm clicking on the right icons etc..etc...really liking these macro images shared. It is a good time of year to catch frosty close-ups. Nicely done. I am going to keep checking everything out here on the forum, hopefully soon i'll figure out how to upload and share as well.
Thanx Everybody.
Feel free to ask if you need any help figuring it all out Cory :thumbup:

casil403
01-24-2010, 09:47 AM
Not crazy about the stupid blinding sunspot reflection on the building, but I like the way the light from it caught the frost.
Oh compromises...compromises! :headslap:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4300673536_b7fa2f8500_o.jpg

Bambi
01-24-2010, 09:48 AM
very nice. I like the reflection on the frost!

russ
01-25-2010, 09:40 PM
Not crazy about the stupid blinding sunspot reflection on the building, but I like the way the light from it caught the frost.
Oh compromises...compromises! :headslap:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4300673536_b7fa2f8500_o.jpg

I dunno, having the light source in the frame isn't all that bad either. I'm just wishing the wind hadn't blown all the frost off here. I was looking forward to trying some OCF shots with my old Vivitar 283 & coloured filters that I have. (FYI, never attach a Vivitar 283 directly to your camera!)

AntZ
01-26-2010, 06:26 PM
Still so much to learn about these macro extension tubes. This one was taken with the whole stack using 70-200 f/2.8L.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/4307815718_f3d4fbe6c6_b.jpg

Bambi
01-26-2010, 09:24 PM
I like this. I really like the blurred bee underneath, adds to the drama of the shot. I feel like an interloper.

Iguanasan
01-26-2010, 11:37 PM
More nifty-fifty play :D

5523

russ
01-27-2010, 12:30 AM
Fiddling with my cheapo extension tubes, I need to get un-cheap and at least buy a set of Kenko's...

JAS_Photo
01-27-2010, 12:45 AM
Nice images, guys.

Bambi
01-27-2010, 07:41 PM
close up of a dory prow:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S2DcunDd_aI/AAAAAAAAEKU/QGH9-Af6LAI/s800/dory%20prow.jpg

Richard
01-28-2010, 06:51 AM
Spice Jars

http://content.snapixel.com/content/EBS1/m/Richard_e6191c118140.jpg?c=1727

I'm still saving for a macro lens... so this is as about as close as I can get ;)

casil403
01-28-2010, 06:53 AM
Mmmmmm...cinnamon on buttered toast! :)

russ
01-28-2010, 08:42 AM
I'll call this dollar upon dollar.

russ
01-28-2010, 08:47 AM
Warming Angel

Mad Aussie
01-28-2010, 03:30 PM
A cool selection of photos in this thread now!

Jason
01-28-2010, 04:53 PM
These are some really excellent shots everyone. Lots of very cold looking ones! That hornet shot is really intense AntZ.

Jason
01-28-2010, 06:55 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2680/4257747328_bc0b31cb50_b.jpg

Jason
01-28-2010, 06:57 PM
Kitchen scraps (onion, coffee grounds, and zucchini top) before going to the compost pile.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4285239126_1847dcbd9a_b.jpg

edG
01-29-2010, 05:05 PM
a close-up, of a finely crafted tool from days gone by.

F8&Bthere
01-29-2010, 05:08 PM
lol, how can you tell it's mid-winter in the northern hemisphere? normally a macro assignment would bring out a ton of colourful flower and bug shots, but instead we're getting more like money, spice bottles and onions.

F8&Bthere
01-29-2010, 05:53 PM
I'll call this dollar upon dollar.

Hey Russ. Nice shot but I think you owe the Canadian government at least a 30% crop of the jpeg in lieu of taxes! :clown:

Jason
01-29-2010, 06:51 PM
I love the detail in that pen EdG.

casil403
01-29-2010, 09:18 PM
A teeny tiny bit of ice just barely hanging on......

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4315200600_787f77c623_o.jpg

russ
01-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Hey Russ. Nice shot but I think you owe the Canadian government at least a 30% crop of the jpeg in lieu of taxes! :clown:

I wonder how confused they'd get if I sent it to the CRA? Hmmmm?

Didya notice? I used an '87 Loonie I found in my pocket - the year they were introduced.

casil403
01-30-2010, 11:58 AM
Macro of a shower scrubby. :)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4315777227_b88b085735_o.jpg

Bambi
01-30-2010, 12:02 PM
cool!

Jason
01-30-2010, 12:08 PM
Easily the most attractive shower scrubby I've ever seen!:thumbup:

casil403
01-30-2010, 02:50 PM
Macro of a Peacock feather...no it was not attached to the bird! :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4316917112_84603acc22_o.jpg

TimeLapseTulsa
01-30-2010, 04:41 PM
Grand piano - the copper-wound bass strings crossing the bass bridge.

TLT

Gotoplanf
01-30-2010, 04:52 PM
I really like the shower scrubby. Great contrast and interest

JAS_Photo
01-30-2010, 04:54 PM
Cool stuff, everyone! One last kick at close-ups:

Pomegranate Seeds

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2704/4316448945_129a63d216_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4316448945/)

casil403
01-30-2010, 06:46 PM
Royal Flush:

ccross
01-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Thought I'd give it a try. This is my wife's cell phone charm.

Craig

casil403
01-30-2010, 09:38 PM
I like this CCr. :)

ccross
01-30-2010, 10:38 PM
Thanks Casil, this is my first attempt at macro. It sort of happened by accident. I ordered a step up ring for my filters, but they sent one with the wrong thread. I was just messing around tryinh to figure out what I could do with it and found that I could put two of my lenses together and this is the result.

casil403
01-31-2010, 10:33 AM
A closeup of a Noah bell...one of my favorite objects...:)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4319196036_d319f6125e_o.jpg

Bambi
01-31-2010, 06:06 PM
cool textures Casil.
Here's my last one for this assignment. I love how some leaves just won't let go!
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S2YLDdJqg4I/AAAAAAAAERc/ZXhubNBWGHM/s800/leaves.jpg

casil403
01-31-2010, 07:31 PM
Nice detail there B!
This is it for me...unless I find something interesting kicking around the house tonite...a little lantern:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4319997843_d6c738b19d_o.jpg