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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.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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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
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Oct 18, 2016 5:24 AM CST
Yup, wow! Thumbs up
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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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 (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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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.
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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)
Herbs Annuals Hummingbirder Butterflies Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
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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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