www.photomacrography.net :: View topic - Fern's new Frond macro
www.photomacrography.net Forum Index
An online community dedicated to the practices of photomacrography, close-up and macro photography, and photomicrography.
Photomacrography Front Page Amateurmicrography Front Page
Old Forums/Galleries
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Fern's new Frond macro

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Cyclops



Joined: 05 Aug 2006
Posts: 2968
Location: North East of England

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:14 am    Post subject: Fern's new Frond macro Reply with quote

This is my first attempt at proper macro with the 10D plus macro lens.
I set the camera on the tripod, worked out how to use mirror lock up and self timer(that took me a while!)I took a few shots with the camera on Av but they came out a bit too bright. Failing to find exposure compensation while in aperture priority mode I put it in manual and got a better shot!

Vivitar 100mm f3.5macro lens + lifesize adaptor
4 seconds at f16(meter recommended 6 seconds)


_________________
Canon 30D | Canon IXUS 265HS | Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro | EF 75-300 f4.5-5.6 USM III | EF 50 f1.8 II | Slik 88 tripod | Apex Practicioner monocular microscope
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
puzzledpaul



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 414
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<< Failing to find exposure compensation while in aperture priority mode ... >>

No idea if this is still the case, but ...
Half press shutter to display v/finder info (if not already there)
Then just rotate main (knurled) command wheel on back of cam to suit - eyeballing exp comp scale in v/finder.

(Can set to 1/2 or 1/3 steps, btw via custom functions)

pp
_________________
Boxes, bottlebottoms, bits, bobs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
augusthouse



Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 1195
Location: New South Wales Australia

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry,

I am finding as much enjoyment looking at this photograph as you must of had in taking it. You seem to have sorted out that 10D nicely.

What you have captured here is special.

The long reaching 'arm' of the frond, the partially open 'hand' at the end, and the balance the recently opened segment brings to this photograph are reminiscent of Karl Blossfeldt.

They are my first thoughts. Love it!

Craig
_________________
To use a classic quote from 'Antz' - "I almost know exactly what I'm doing!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cyclops



Joined: 05 Aug 2006
Posts: 2968
Location: North East of England

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

puzzledpaul wrote:
<< Failing to find exposure compensation while in aperture priority mode ... >>

No idea if this is still the case, but ...
Half press shutter to display v/finder info (if not already there)
Then just rotate main (knurled) command wheel on back of cam to suit - eyeballing exp comp scale in v/finder.

(Can set to 1/2 or 1/3 steps, btw via custom functions)

pp

Ah spot on there, thanks for that(I just tried it,I'll know better next time!)
_________________
Canon 30D | Canon IXUS 265HS | Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro | EF 75-300 f4.5-5.6 USM III | EF 50 f1.8 II | Slik 88 tripod | Apex Practicioner monocular microscope
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Cyclops



Joined: 05 Aug 2006
Posts: 2968
Location: North East of England

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

augusthouse wrote:
Larry,

I am finding as much enjoyment looking at this photograph as you must of had in taking it. You seem to have sorted out that 10D nicely.

What you have captured here is special.

The long reaching 'arm' of the frond, the partially open 'hand' at the end, and the balance the recently opened segment brings to this photograph are reminiscent of Karl Blossfeldt.

They are my first thoughts. Love it!

Craig

Wow thanks Craig, being compared to Blossfeldt means a lot as I studied his work at college!
_________________
Canon 30D | Canon IXUS 265HS | Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro | EF 75-300 f4.5-5.6 USM III | EF 50 f1.8 II | Slik 88 tripod | Apex Practicioner monocular microscope
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group