Excited to share my macro photography with Olympus gear!

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1of1snowflakes
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Excited to share my macro photography with Olympus gear!

Post by 1of1snowflakes »

Good afternoon! My name is Ethan Beckler and I am a macro photographer from Illinois. I use the Olympus Em1 mark 2 along with the Olympus 60mm macro lens, and Raynox 250 and 202 macro filters. My favorite subjects to photograph are snow crystals, sand grains, spiders, bugs, butterfly wings (the scales) and hoar frost. I will share a few images and if you have any questions feel free to ask! They are all focus stacked images....used Helicon for stacking. For the sand grain I stacked 31 images that were High Resolution 80mp raw files, as the sand grain is 1/4th of a millimeter in diameter.

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Post by Saul »

Ethan, welcome to the forum !
Very impressive set, my favorite is #5 - what is that ? Melting ice , snow or something else ?

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Post by 1of1snowflakes »

Saul wrote:Ethan, welcome to the forum !
Very impressive set, my favorite is #5 - what is that ? Melting ice , snow or something else ?
Thank you so much! That's a 2mm x 3mm view of hoar frost on a morning where temps dipped to around 5 degrees F. It was on the edge of a leaf. Completely still morning. I set my camera to F5.6 and no flash and took 110+ images using focus bracket mode and stacked in Helicon.

A lot of people said it looks like Superman's home planet....

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Post by brentbristol »

The snowflakes are stunning!
The trouble with quick and dirty is that the dirty remains after the quick is gone.

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Post by Saul »

1of1snowflakes wrote:...A lot of people said it looks like Superman's home planet....
It was my first thought :)

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Post by Lou Jost »

Nice photos. I've got a lot of cameras and lenses but I have the most fun with my Olympus bodies and focus-bracketing 60mm lens.

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Post by 1of1snowflakes »

brentbristol wrote:The snowflakes are stunning!

Thank you so much! I really enjoy photographing them! I will share more soon.

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Beautiful!
Could you please share info how do you take photos of snowflakes?

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Post by rjlittlefield »

I especially like #5 also.

The physical form of those prisms -- open on one side with curled-in edges -- is not one that I recall seeing before.

What details do you remember about the weather conditions that produced those?

--Rik

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