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#1 Happy Grumpz

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 03:26 AM

It's never stopped raining for days, and when I say rain, I mean lashing down!

 

I never realised leaves had so much detail.

 

Really easy setup, get a clear CD case and sellotape the very edges of the leaf to the case making it as flat as possible.

Speed light behind and adjust your settings to suit...

 

Ivy...

 

34355446433_b1763b7e1f_c.jpgIvy by Matt Smith, on Flickr

 

Acer (I think)...

 

34320172544_b9ed80996b_c.jpgAcer by Matt Smith, on Flickr


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 06:46 AM

Very nice Matt.  I like the second one better; more colorful!  Good focus throughout. 


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:07 AM

Very nice Matt.  I like the second one better; more colorful!  Good focus throughout. 

 

The 1st one kinda looks like farmers fields and roadways from above which is why I like it


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:30 AM

Yup, it can be very interesting to see things up-close that we ordinarily walk by or take for granted, such is one of the aspects of photography that I really like and your leaf picks highlight so well Matt. Great tip in terms of your set up too, thanks for sharing that.

 

Bryan Peterson did an interesting vid on Youtube   AdoramaTV using flash to isolate a leaf from the background, if interested you could try to find it by beaming up "using flash for contrast EP 124 "  



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

Bryan Peterson did an interesting vid on Youtube   AdoramaTV using flash to isolate a leaf from the background, if interested you could try to find it by beaming up "using flash for contrast EP 124 "  

 

Found and saved, I'll watch it tonight :)

 

Macro is something I can see myself really getting into, I've just bought a cheap light tent/cube, now I just need to find some interesting bugs :)


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

Bryan did a whole series of vids for AdoramaTV that are very good... but then that is just my opinion. The leaf vid was more about the use of flash than much else and not at all macro... Perhaps the linkage was misplaced. Sorry.



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

There ya go...the vascular system :D, great shots Matt!



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:20 PM

Very cool.



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:08 PM

that is pretty cool! 



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

Great idea !

Lovely details.

The first one looks like a leaf miner has been busy on it (?).

The cellular structures in both is beautifully rendered



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:12 PM

I like these and may steal the idea and try it.  Thanks!


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