Saturday, August 11, 2012

Summer Saturday


Last week I posted about Queen Anne's Lace.


 A 'blogging buddy' commented if I ever used a macro lens on this flower.


I hadn't and said I would !


So Sharon, from Life With Jack and Jill,  I Forget What I Forgot and her latest blog 




this post is for you!


I have discovered I need SO much more practice with macros lenses.


It is a whole different 'ballgame'.




17 comments:

  1. A new photographic challenge for you to master, Jim -- what fun!

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    1. Master? Well, I'll fiddle around a bit and see where it takes me. All I know is that I LOVE being 'up close and personal'!

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  2. Good Morning, Jim!

    Thank you! I am honored.
    Love the giant ants and the tiny petals. I cannot say anything about your macro talent as I have zero, zip, nada talent at all. Don't you get excited about the intricacy of what MN provides for us all?

    The macro lens - I don't have one and I shake too much if I did have one. :-) I think you are doing beautifully!

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    1. I have to 'play' much more with this lens to see what it is really capable of doing. I will in time.
      Yes, there were ants on that flower yesterday in the Valley....they looked pretty busy going about their business until I showed up!

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  3. Well, I don't know but it looks like you are doing a pretty good job to me!
    Reading that comment above, I totally understand that. My husband can zoom in with our little camera and take good photos, but I am shaking too much...what am I, a hundred years old or something? :-)

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    1. In macro photography I am realizing the need for a tripod which I keep forgetting to take with me! That would take care of the shakes.

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    2. Hey Jim!
      That is exactly what Richard is saying, he needs a tripod! But like you, he takes some really good shots just on talent and steady hands!

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  4. What a lovely subject to practice on! I like the angle of the last shots.

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    1. I did too Pat but I didn't quite 'get' what I wanted....next time, maybe.

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  5. Those last two pictures are gorgeous. Sorry but we didn't take the pretty road on our trip. The one you said you looked forward to. Oh, well, at least we made it in our 23-year old truck. Hope you are having a great summer weekend with mellow temperatures and a cool ocean breeze.

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  6. All the comments on shaking made me wonder if that's my problem too. I always blamed my fuzzy flower pics on the wind, lol!

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    1. With these the other day the wind was blowing too! So yes, wind and shakes don't help at all!

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  7. Did you see 'Men in Black II' ? At one point in the movie Agent J & K open a locker in a bus station and there's a whole civilization of aliens living in it--I think 'macro world' is kind of the same way, there's a whole civilization living that you can't see unless you really look ... Just sayin'!

    PS: Great job on the photos, you've captured the delicacy of the Queen Anne's Lace perfectly! !

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    1. A great analogy Kim! I didn't see Men In Black, but I get the 'picture'!
      I am sure I could get closer to the 'lace' but would need a my tripod to help and less wind.

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  8. Such gorgeous close ups! As soon as my camera comes back from being cleaned, I'm going to have to go out with my macro lens... I certainly need the practice!

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    1. Thanks Fiona. I would LOVE to see the results from your 'macro lens' shoot!

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  9. great pictures!!! i love getting up close to plants they look so different when your right up close, those are one of my favourite flowers too, i pick the seeds from the side of the road and scatter them all in my flower bed each year so i have them in my garden too, its starting to work too, i had 3 plants this year xxx

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