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How do you go on with macro?

 
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Apr 01, 2013 13:34 |  #1

Do most of you guys just go out and about and find stuff or do you actually plan on what you will do in a certain area?


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Apr 01, 2013 13:38 |  #2

For me.. a bit of both. There are times when I go to very specific locations where I know I’ll find a particular critter, and there are times when I just wonder around a park or my yard in search of anything interesting.


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Apr 01, 2013 21:27 |  #3

I lean more to going out for macro when I am in the mood and seeing what I end up finding. On some occasions I would be hunting for something specific.


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Apr 02, 2013 00:52 |  #4

As above- generally just go out and see what I can find.
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Apr 03, 2013 09:05 |  #5

That's the beauty of macro isn't it? Just go out and always find something.


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Apr 03, 2013 10:43 |  #6

There's places I go because I know there will be certain insects, but usually it's just whatever I find.


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Apr 03, 2013 20:15 |  #7

JohanBorjesson wrote in post #15786415 (external link)
That's the beauty of macro isn't it? Just go out and always find something.

Totally. Nothing more diverse on this planet than the little critters and things. You could shoot macro every day of your life and keep seeing new things every year.


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Apr 03, 2013 20:34 |  #8

I go out and about many times but my best macros are the ones I have put significant effort into. For instance, I wanted to do some macros of mantis. Going out and about I might get lucky once a season and get a pic or two. One year we bought mantis cases and greatly increased out chances of finding a mantis as they were all over the garden. We learned where they hung out and early in the morning before they warmed up, they were very well behaved photographic subjects. (mantis series (external link))

Did something similar with monarchs. We planted a garden with lots of flowers favored by monarchs. As we saw the caterpillars ready to do their thing, we placed them in a 10 gal aquarium where we could watch them. Once hatched, we let them go back in the garden.
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Apr 04, 2013 13:02 |  #9

Serendipity.


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Apr 08, 2013 01:26 |  #10

I planted my garden to attract bees, wasps and all sorts of bugs. Then I just take shots of whatever arrives.

If I get time I should do it again.


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Apr 08, 2013 14:24 as a reply to  @ BasAndrews's post |  #11

I haven't really had much chance to to just get out and play with my macro lenses, but one thing I used to do back in my 35mm days was to just sit in a good spot and let it happen around me. I would be on a day hike in the mountains (Colorado), and see a patch of wildflowers with a few bees. I'd just work my way into the middle of it and get comfortable. I could take a few shots of flowers, but ultimately the bees and any other bugs around start to just ignore you. You can find lots of good subjects under those conditions.


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Apr 09, 2013 17:11 |  #12

Ninety percent pot luck whether visiting a nature reserve or walking the dog but I will make an effort to shoot dragonflies in the summer which means including the 300mm lens and occasionally I will go after a specific species in a location such as Hornet Robberflies on Thursley Common.


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Apr 10, 2013 00:38 |  #13

the best way to find amazing and awesome things happening in the macro world is to leave your camera at home, when I do this things just magically start happening. then when I bring out my camera, all of the insects are gone! LOL But seriously, it is good to have some favorite locations and if you are going after insects remember that they are easiest to shoot on a dewy cool morning.


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Apr 12, 2013 20:32 |  #14

calypsob wrote in post #15810540 (external link)
the best way to find amazing and awesome things happening in the macro world is to leave your camera at home, when I do this things just magically start happening. then when I bring out my camera, all of the insects are gone!

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