Photography Competition #45: MACRO

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Howdy!

The next topic is : MACRO. I know we've already done this subject, but it's been I think at least a year so we're due for a second round for all the newcomers. Be creative!.

Rules: This is strictly a photography contest! No photo chopping, but contrast, brightness, levels and other minor touch-ups (healing tool will be allowed for film and print scans). Please avoid any text on the photograph, except at most a copyright statement, remember distractions like text can take away from the composition. Digital and film photography are both allowed. Only one submission per user will be allowed.

You MUST have taken the image yourself.

Max size dimension: 640px (including border)
Max file size: 150kb
File name: Please name your entry the same as your user name (or as close to as possible if your user name has characters that are not allowed in file names)
(Please ensure your entry meets the above before entering your image)

Length: Competition closes Wednesday December 17, 2008

Voting lasts five days after close of competition.
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I'll Headline this.
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So a macro contest means basically to get up close and personal with something and take a picture right?
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Given that its a photography contest yep!
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:lol:

Oh well, any promises i made in that last photograph comp poll page are now null and void. Sorry.
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OK I'll start it off.
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Good start. If i can find one of my lenses then i'm definitely going to take part in this.
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Oh, by the way as a FYI for those who have DSLR cameras and not a Macro lens. You can take macro shots without a macro lens by simply removing a lens and rotating the lens the opposite way around so the part you connect to the camera is facing outwards and the glass lens is being held right to the camera body.

In order to focus you simply move closer or go further back from the object.

Worth giving it a shot if you feel you cannot take any Macro photographs for this comp due to lack of equipment.
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Nice work guys. Looks like its going to be another good one.
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Thanks for that tip SB, I am one of those people without the macro lenses. I am going to try your trick for sure.
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Anyone have access to a microscope ?
That could make for some really cool photos too.

I'm looking for a magnifying glass or some other way to jerry rig my camera because my point-n-shoot cameras "macro" mode is pretty sad compared to what I've seen so far. :D
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Ok, I'm in......... first when I saw the subject I thought no point, all my macros are boring flowers... I mean beautiful, but not exciting enough for a comp..... then I remembered these winter seeds - I always really liked this shot :D Great entries this far - hope there are more to come!!!

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You guys are brilliant, I would have never ever in a million years gotten the idea of holding a second lens in front of my camera or flipping the lens around backwards.
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Beautiful celandine!
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Yeah, stunning shot Celadine.

Gonna go search for my Macro lens right now. If i fail to find it i'll use my previously mentioned flip lens technique.
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joebert wrote:
I'm looking for a magnifying glass or some other way to jerry rig my camera because my point-n-shoot cameras "macro" mode is pretty sad compared to what I've seen so far. :D

I shot mine with a little old point-n-shoot :D
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Not the best possible entry, but until i can think of something a bit more creative this will do for now...

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Assneck should capture a video of me crying now! I've wanted a Marshall amp for like the last 30 years. *sniff* *sniff*
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I might have to go head to head with SB and mimic his shot 'scept with my ampeg rig.
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kc0tma wrote:
I might have to go head to head with SB and mimic his shot 'scept with my ampeg rig.


With the technique i taught you? I am up for this Ozzu war! :lol:
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ooh thank you thank you :D

this is getting pretty hot....... I have to try the lens flipping thing at some point too - it just sounds so cool!!!
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2SB good works!
what using? Xara?
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Gertruman wrote:
2SB good works!
what using? Xara?

What?
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righteous_trespasser wrote:
Gertruman wrote:
2SB good works!
what using? Xara?

What?


Think he meant to type it as "To SB, Good work! What you using? Xara?"

If i am correct then i believe you mean the computer program Xara. I never used that. The only time i used any digital image manip software was to add the border around it and the software used was good old Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Thanks for the compliment.
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Also, no chat speak here ;)

Once I get my camera, I will try to come up with something for this...
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You have 3 more days.
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SB wrote:
You have 3 more days.

I know. I wish I had more time though ...

I already have an idea... I just need my camera :bouncingsmile:
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Just got back from shooting my fiance's brother's wedding. Had I not been in the middle of nowhere without internet access I would have uploaded my sport entry (had an absolutely fantastic idea), but alas, here's my macro:

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First wedding, for what it's worth :)
The bride was adamant that there be no flowers at the entire wedding, so I plucked a feather off her bouquet (everything was flowers/crystals/wintery) and did this. Pretty sure she'll love it :D
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