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Oct 17, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Name: Ericka Leatherby
Southern Illinois
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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Oct 17, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Hybridizer Region: Minnesota Seed Starter
The WITWIT Badge Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
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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When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
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Oct 18, 2016 3:44 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
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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Oct 18, 2016 5:05 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Stunning photos!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Oct 18, 2016 5:24 AM CST
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Yup, wow! Thumbs up
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Oct 18, 2016 6:13 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
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
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Oct 18, 2016 5:01 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Count your blessings, be grateful
Region: Ukraine Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Zinnias Dog Lover Morning Glories
Annuals Bee Lover Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds
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.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Oct 18, 2016 6:38 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
All different lenses at different settings. Gene
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Oct 19, 2016 9:35 AM CST
Texas (Zone 8a)
Passionate about Native Plants
Bee Lover Salvias Native Plants and Wildflowers Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Garden Photography
Butterflies Birds Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2021
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
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Oct 19, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
Thanks. Yes, I also teach a class on composition. Gene
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