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Best places to do macro

 
seaninsa
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Sep 30, 2012 12:50 |  #1

I live in condo so I don't have gardens to photograph. Where is the best place to go do macro? I live in Orange County, CA. Any suggestions would be welcomed.




  
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Sep 30, 2012 18:23 |  #2

I have shot macro in parks and on the sides of the road. Be careful when shooting on the road side. I stay away from high traffic areas and go out into the country.

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Oct 01, 2012 07:42 |  #3

If you like to shoot bugs try shooting on the edge of ponds or streams. I also have had luck in roadside ditches. You are more likely to find them after rain. My part of the country has been in drought so water dependent bugs have not been around much this past Summer. The wildflower season is over now but if you live near a botanical garden there is usually allot to shoot there.


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Oct 02, 2012 11:27 |  #4

You should go for a walk and see what gardens you might find around your neighborhood
I have found great spots that way, just make sure to let the neighbor know that you are shooting macro, show them samples of your work, people get amazed when you show them what lives in their front yards t


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Oct 08, 2012 14:27 |  #5

I also live in OC, but I don't have a lot of very interesting bugs in my area. I've been thinking about going to the Fullerton Arboretum. If there are not a lot of bugs there, at least there will be all kinds of exotic plants and flowers. -rick

seaninsa wrote in post #15061275 (external link)
I live in condo so I don't have gardens to photograph. Where is the best place to go do macro? I live in Orange County, CA. Any suggestions would be welcomed.


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