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Nov 14, 2010 22:53 |  #1

Just got myself a 100mm 2.8 macro. Here's the results of my first attempts at macros. I took some shots of some of my Dads rock collection when I was over visiting.

these were taken with 7d, 580ex ii with a plastic diffuser on it, using a beanbag for support.
c&c welcome. :)

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Nov 14, 2010 23:07 |  #2

Very cool crystals. Love the colors.


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Nov 15, 2010 01:08 |  #3

Lovely first captures. Think with minerals you need to work with the flash/subject/lens angles, often requiring the flash to be completely off the camera.
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Nov 15, 2010 05:35 |  #4

Nice looking rocks. I think eventually, your going to need to get some stacking software also. Possibly some different lights, like fluorescent. There are also some microscopes made just for viewing and photographing geology subjects that are surprisingly modest in cost, and worth looking into. :)


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Nov 15, 2010 12:45 |  #5

Beautiful colors, esp the first one!


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Nov 15, 2010 13:30 |  #6

Jason:

Some nice shots there. As mentioned by others, you may want to make some changes to your lighting. With items that have shiny/flat surfaces, you may need to utilize a polarizer filter on both lens and flash (at 90 degrees from each other).


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Nov 15, 2010 21:23 |  #7

Thank you all for the comments and advice! This is not the type of photography I'm used to, so any advice is welcome. :)


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