Wet Garden Macros


Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 09:41
Trying out my recently re-acquired Pentax A 100mm f2.8 Macro yesterday evening, lighting not great so wide apertures were used giving a softer, shallower depth.



Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 10:52
Very nice shots. Lucky to have a bit of rain now it is Summer! (Sarcasm)
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Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 11:09
Beautiful details and composition 👍
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Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 11:10
I love these,
There is something, not sure what it is, about shooting wide open or close to it with shots like these, that just do it for me.
I do something similar with my Samyang 135mm and tubes, but not as sweet as these.
Cracking set.
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Link Posted 20/06/2019 - 12:54
Thanks for the kind comments - the back garden is often a real challenge (as I've probably photographed every square inch from every conceivable angle by now), but I try to see things differently and really push myself to produce usable images. I'm sure my neighbours must think I'm a little odd walking round and round at all times of the day poking a camera into bushes and at insects, but I'm sure it helps my sanity in some way


Link Posted 20/06/2019 - 14:19
LennyBloke wrote:
I'm sure my neighbours must think I'm a little odd walking round and round at all times of the day poking a camera into bushes and at insects

No odder than the rest of us.

Nice pictures. Grotty background is often a problem with garden photos, but you seem to have laid out your garden with photography in mind.



Link Posted 20/06/2019 - 17:13
#2 is superb John, is it worth a really tight crop into the droplet with a bit of leaf if the pixels allow ?


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Link Posted 20/06/2019 - 23:34
Super shots John... lovely texture and feel to these... very tactile... really love 2 in particular...


Last Edited by thingsthatihaveseen on 20/06/2019 - 23:34


Link Posted 21/06/2019 - 01:05
Liking the first one.

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Link Posted 21/06/2019 - 21:00
Very nice, all three, but the third's fragility makes it my favorite.


Link Posted 21/06/2019 - 21:03
Well photographed.

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Link Posted 22/06/2019 - 20:02
Thanks for the additional comments guys - really appreciated! I really like the fact that the favourites are spread over all three images - just goes to show we all have different ways of looking at things

No.2 won't take a much tighter crop, but I get what you mean Chris although it wasn't my initial intent.

If it helps anyone with their macro photography (well any photography really) - I make a real effort to check the background when taking a photo nowadays, I've had so many "nearly" images in the past due to the fact that I've focused (unintentional pun) on the main subject and neglected the background. A few seconds adjusting your position can make a significant difference


Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 02:16
It really is a super lens. You've shown it off well.
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