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02-14-2010, 10:23 PM
Two quite different images, that I'm too lazy to start 2 threads. Both shot with macro extension tubes.
One bright and summery
On Black: Yellow Wildflower by ~AntZ~ [Large] (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4358165514&size=large&posted=1)

and the other dark and abstact
On Black: Macro Mini Mushroom by ~AntZ~ [Large] (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4353616136&size=large&posted=1)

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 11:38 PM
That 2nd shot is interesting! Almost infra-red looking!

02-15-2010, 07:22 AM
Yes I like the second one looks very much like infrared.

02-15-2010, 08:19 AM
ditto on the Ir, well done on both AntZ

02-15-2010, 09:11 AM
I like them both, but I think the second one is a much more interesting and unusual shot.

02-15-2010, 10:27 AM
I like both Antz - but that mushroom shot is way cool!!

02-15-2010, 07:27 PM
Thanks. Still struggling with the Macro extension tubes. Focus is HARD and I'm usually too lazy to bother with a tripod...although the mushroom one was with tripod. Using a tripod is great, as I can use Live View which does help a lot with focus because I can zoom right in and focus quite precisely.

Exposure is also tough. Shots seem to swing from under exposed to overexposed on a whim. I have to admit I haven't messed around with metering modes, maybe that would help.

The glow on the mushroom was achieved by just bumping the highlights to the max.
The yellow flower was almost posted SOOC, but I couldn't help myself.

Neither of these shots have been cropped very much at all, so that means I could print them quite large, which is something which directed me towards the Macro Tubes. Otherwise these shots are achievable without the tubes, but only at small resolutions.