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Feb 13, 2011 16:08 |  #1

And also one you've taken fairly recently.

I won't consider this my very first macro, but it is the first one I shared. Taken in September of 2009, it looks like:

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Thanks to this forum, I've improved a lot.

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This is one I took in this past August, less than a YEAR later. Thanks to the wonderful macro gurus here I learned to diffuse my light and not shoot wide open.

What has this forum (and/or experience) taught you? I hope to see many before and after shots.

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Feb 13, 2011 16:12 |  #2

Got my first Kenko tubes and 100mm Macro yesterday, so I took a bunch of first day macro shots, this was one of them. The blue eye on my Aussie. Yeah I know there is a reflection, i'll need to work on that :cool:

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Feb 13, 2011 16:15 |  #3

I actually think the reflection adds a lot to that specific picture.


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Feb 13, 2011 16:20 |  #4

Atsumi wrote in post #11836093 (external link)
I actually think the reflection adds a lot to that specific picture.

Yeah it doesn't look too horrible. I am also wondering where that strange halo effect came from just below the top eyelid.


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Feb 13, 2011 17:01 as a reply to  @ Kento's post |  #5

this is my first just over a week ago

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here is a one that I took last week

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Feb 13, 2011 19:24 |  #6

My avatar picture is a crop from the best one of my first macro session back in April of 2010.


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Feb 13, 2011 19:31 |  #7

This counts as one of my first macro shots (at least true macro rather than the flower sized close ups I'd been doing before)

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/3229407169_9ba2e6ee0b_z.jpg?zz=1

And here is one I've taken recently:
IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5203/5313494861_c6a52bb664_z.jpg
(good luck guessing what it is ;))

Don't know if I've gotten massively better, though I've spent a heck of a lot more cash inbetween there - just got to knuckle down and practice!

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Feb 13, 2011 21:29 |  #8

my first attempt macro shot :)

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Feb 14, 2011 02:14 as a reply to  @ hd2672's post |  #9

Ive had my Canon 100 f2.8 macro for 2 months now. These are my first 2 subjects. im taking about 20 shots of each insect if they stay still that long :) Using about f7.1 with iso 400 to 800 and the flash more often than not so I can hand hold the shots. Havent used a tripod yet. 550D body.

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Feb 14, 2011 04:14 |  #10

Don't know if this one counts as macro, but this was my first endavour in macro (with a Lumix LZ8):

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This the first more or less 1:1 shot (or at least the first one I put on flickr).
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Feb 15, 2011 03:22 |  #11

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