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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Kevin Scott, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. First off, I'm not a macro photographer! ;)  I did just get a Nikon 60mm micro lens so I've been trying to put it to use. I've always liked Hibiscus so I went up close and took this. Not sure if there are 'rules' to follow for macro so please feel free to enlighten me if I'm approaching this in a totally bass-ackwards way.

    Someone last week mentioned about not realizing Hibiscus thingies had hair on them. I think this illustrates it pretty well...

    I can say I was totally blown away when I enlarged the photo to 100% and saw this:

    Maybe you who are macro-ists are used to this but for me it was eye-opening. This may be a fun journey! :) 
  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice Kevin. You are now officially a macro photographer. :lol:

    Fun huh??
  3. I like it Kevin, nice composition.

  4. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Yep, you broke the rules!

    You're not allowed to post a cooler shot than mine from yesterday! :wink: Say wth is that avatar of yours? I can't figure it out?
  5. Thanks, Frank! You know, the more I shoot, the more I like it. And I'm having a blast, which is important too. But mostly, I'm just trying to learn my gear and get better at photography.
  6. Thanks Martin, I liked it too but wasn't sure about that petal that folds down. The more I looked the more I wasn't sure. ;)  But overall I was happy with it. Macro is fun! :lol:
  7. Re: Yep, you broke the rules!

    lol Steve! :)  I'll have to go back and try to find yours, I don't remember seeing it but I'm sure it's a lot nicer than my first attempt.

    My avatar is a headshot of a baby tri-color heron. I took it when we Nikon Cafers met at the Rookery in St Augustine. It's a head-on shot and his beak is out of focus because of the shallow dof. I've got a ton of these so I'll probably be rotating them out. ;) 

    Thanks for looking and the kind words!
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