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by Carl_Constantine
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Damselfly Smile
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Damselfly Smile

So I went to Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary on Sunday, May 31 with my new Macro lens and took some pics. This damselfly was kind enough to smilefor me.

Image


Canon 40D | ISO 200 | Tokina 100mm Pro-D Macro | F8.0 | 1/125s
by Carl_Constantine
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First Shots
Replies: 1
Views: 664

First Shots

Picked up my new lens last night and went to Finnerty Gardens here at the local university to take some pics and try it out. It was a bit breezy, so the shots aren't perfect, but I got a few nice ones. It's definitely going to take some practice. Both shots are F2.8, ISO100, 100mm Av mode. First sho...
by Carl_Constantine
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Like a kid on Christmas day
Replies: 9
Views: 3445

Like a kid on Christmas day

That's how I feel. My new Macro Lens is finally in at my local supplier and I'm going to go pick it up tonight. I picked this lens because it has good reviews and has a good price (in fact I saved $50 because I bought my Canon 40D from that supplier). So now, I'm giddy and can't concentrate on my wo...
by Carl_Constantine
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Camellia
Replies: 9
Views: 2871

That second shot of the rose petal reminds me of one of my own favorite shots I took at the Lt. Governer's House here in Victoria (note: url wasn't working at time, easter weekend site is down should be back later I'm sure).

My shot is on my website.
by Carl_Constantine
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Macro Lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Macro Lighting

I came across these in my local Michael's Craft store. They are called OttLite and I was curious if anyone had experience with them for the purposes of studio lighting in general, and macro lighting specifically. Their caption is "Enjoy Life in HD" which seems to imply good quality lighting, but bef...
by Carl_Constantine
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mayfly
Replies: 4
Views: 4175

That was a handheld stack?!?!?! :shock: ##### you got steady hands Rik.

Well done.
by Carl_Constantine
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Zerene Stacker and Rik
Replies: 15
Views: 5310

Happy to hear that you haven't left Mac users out in the cold. I know a lot of them, would still love one myself.

Would also like to see a specific 64-bit version available as a lot of new machines are 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X is 64 bit as well I think.
by Carl_Constantine
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Stealing the match! (fixed 2) :)
Replies: 18
Views: 6344

Is that a lacewing?
by Carl_Constantine
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Alien...
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

interesting shot. I always thought the Mandibles protruded from the ant's mouth, I didn't realize they could collapse right in like that. I actually thought it was the ant's butt for a second until the whole head was revealed. It looks like a stacked image. Can you provide details, number of shots, ...
by Carl_Constantine
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fiddling around...with wildflowers
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Wow, they are both very lovely. You know I seemed to have read somewhere that one could eat those "fiddleheads!" I don't know though, if I were to have a taste for wadded up fresh fern leaves. :lol: It is good to see them though and the Wood Anemones blooming. Yes, Fiddleheads are delicious, taste ...
by Carl_Constantine
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Zerene Stacker and Rik
Replies: 15
Views: 5310

Thanks Rik. Along the lines of "vigorous open discussion" how about an unbiased (as much as you can be) comparison between CombineZ , Zerene Stacker , and Helicon Focus (at least as unbiased as you can be). Maybe someone else with extensive stacking experience can do the comarison? Since I want to d...
by Carl_Constantine
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: One of my Tarantulas, comin at ya!
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: One of my Tarantulas, comin at ya!

One of my tarantulas taking a walk on my hand. Taken with my cr@ppy cell phone as I had to be quick! BTW she's a young Chile rose. Nic image cyclops, my girlfriend's father is a world renowned Arachnologist, and has lots of spiders including many tarantulas in his basement. Like this fellow: http:/...
by Carl_Constantine
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Macro Lens
Replies: 1
Views: 1222

New Macro Lens

Well, it's been a long time since I've been on the forum. I've been very busy working on a new website for a company promoting free legal information here in Canada and so I haven't had much time to do any photography. However, I finally broke down and ordered my very first MACRO LENS!! I'm like a k...
by Carl_Constantine
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Level Warning indicator on my Digital Rebel
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

hrm, I did a text search of the manual and it didn't come up but it's listed in a different fashion.

ok, that explains why my date and time got messed up when I switched batteries recently.

Thanks Rik, can always count on you my friend.
by Carl_Constantine
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Level Warning indicator on my Digital Rebel
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Level Warning indicator on my Digital Rebel

Recently, My EOS 300D started to Flash the Level Warning indicator when I started up the camera (looks like [ b] ) but I can't find anything anywhere as to what this means, just a note in the manual that says "Level Warning". Camera still takes pictures ok but whenever it sleeps or is turned on that...