Macro... The huge world of little things.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Broder, 5 Sep 2011.

  1. Broder

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    Here are some photos of various corals etc. Just a warning to those thinking of getting into the world of macro.... it's totally addicitive, and will flatten you bank balance faster than starting a marine tank!

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    Poccillopora

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    A worm feeding on fish feaces.

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    Red Shroom.


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    Wood Polyp. That's what I know them as. Feel free to correct the names.

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    Pin cusion polyps. You can see the tiny tentacles, which are not easily visible to the naked eye, at the end of the stalks.

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    More shrooms.

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    And more...

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    I don't know if these are stunted brown star polyps, or a small species on their own? They've been this size (2mm high) for several years now.

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    Toadstool leather growing in full light.

    I'll follow up with some pictures of critters that we find in our DSBs, when I get some time.
     
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  3. Tony

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    Brilliant pics. Well done
     
  4. Boegie

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    Flippen amazing. This one is my favorite!!
     
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    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Awesome, nice job there :)
     
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    amazing! what lens?
     
  8. SteveZi

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    Those photos are great Broder! but did you HAVE to put in the one of the worm and the fish ...faeces..??
    next time post a pic of a fish eating a worm...

    May I ask - the frame around your pictures - can you choose that within you editing software?
     
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    Cre8 pics!!!!
     
  10. Broder

    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    Nikkor105mm f2.8 AFD with extension tubes of various lengths.

    Hahaha... put you off your lunch, did I? Yes Steve, the frames are available in Photoshop Elements, which is what I use.
     
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    wow those pics look super awesome
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments guys, but criticism is also welcome.
     
  13. Nemos Janitor

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    There are to few.:biggrin:
     
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    Wow, Broder....insane close ups :thumbup:

    I agree with NJ...to few.
     
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    Very nice in deed. What equipment did you use to take these pictures and how did you go about taking them?
     
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    Awesome pics

    As a matter of interest which camera do use and what lens was used with this
     
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    I use a Nikon D7000. For close up photos I use the Nikkor micro 105mm f2.8 AFD lens. For very close up shots I add standard extension tubes, the length depending on how close I want to get. I try to avoid them as the depth of field really becomes paper thin.

    I battled for a long time with lighting as whichever configuration I used, I either had reflections of the glass or the light was too harsh, creating unwanted shadows. Then I stumbled apon a nifty DIY trick on the WWW, which uses a Fong type diffuser and a foil baking dish as a reflector. This I use in conjunction with a SB600 speedlight. I think the results are great until I can afford the macro twin flash setup.

    You'll need to experiment with your exposure in the manual setting. To get the most depth of field you'll want to use the smallest aperture possible. Light permitting I go up to f32! Then it's a case of point and shoot. If you're using available light only, you'll need to switch off pumps to stop all motion of your subject and use a tripod.
     
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    got a link for that?
     
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    I don't think there are many people here who could criticise your photography skills. I would like to see what you can do with a FTS.:) Pics are awesome.
     
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