Photography forum: It's in the little things

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Name: Ericka Leatherby
Southern Illinois
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CuriousPhotographer
Oct 17, 2016 2:32 PM CST
A lot of people pass by all sorts of different things just noticing the general view of a garden or anything else. When I see flowers, plants, insects, trees, I like to get down in there with the life happening around it and capture the beautiful details of anything I can find.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Oct 17, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Many of us already use the camera to see things we don't readily see with our own eyes. Even before I had a real macro lens, I often used my camera to help identify certain species that were differentiated only by the type of hairs that were on the leaves, for instance. Very handy.

I have a good macro lens now, although only for a micro 4/3 Olympus. The depth of field is incredibly thin, but I am very happy with what I can get without any special lighting.... even cell structure:

the black nubs at the bottom are millimeter marks.
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Oct 18, 2016 3:44 AM CST
I teach a class on macro photography. One point I make is that it opens up a whole 'nother world. Often when you cannot see or find anything beautiful in your yard (for example,) on a smaller scale there is probably something going on that is worthy of a pix. Gene
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 18, 2016 5:05 AM CST
Stunning photos!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
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cliftoncat
Oct 18, 2016 5:24 AM CST
Yup, wow! Thumbs up
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Houseplants Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Butterflies
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gasrocks
Oct 18, 2016 6:13 AM CST
Most of those pix were not taken with a "real" macro lens. You do not need one to do macro photography. I do not use a flash. I do not use a tripod. Gene
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 18, 2016 5:01 PM CST
My favorite photograpghy is macro!
Gene what lens did you use and at what settings?...the photos are stunning I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Oct 18, 2016 6:38 PM CST
All different lenses at different settings. Gene
Texas (Zone 8a)
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GrammaChar
Oct 19, 2016 9:35 AM CST
Gene, you are truly a master of photography. Not only do you know how to use the equipment, you have an eye for interesting shots. That dragonfly photo was outstanding!!!
GrammaChar
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Houseplants Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Butterflies
Hummingbirder Garden Sages
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gasrocks
Oct 19, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Thanks. Yes, I also teach a class on composition. Gene

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