More variations on Taraxacum officinale

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Pendragon, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. To often I read on forums that making a good macro is only possible on a tripod and with MF.

    I do not agree with that.
    So I made some handheld macro's with D200+grip+Tamron 180 (heavy stuff) and while using AF.

    Do I have a steady hand? Not really. But I pay a lot of attention to my breathing technique.

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  2. Now this is very interesting. At Oxford Scientific Films in the UK we were taught various breathing techniques for slow shutterspeeds plus on how to make our body into a tripod. This meant that I could take macro photos on a Leica R3 with a 60mm Macro-Elmarit R at a R.Ratio of 1:3 and at 1/25th sec which was very useful when ISO's were just 25ASA and 64ASA.

    BBW. Bob F.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very good
    Pretty images
     
  4. I think you have a steadier hand than I do! Great captures.
     
  5. Wonderful shots. I shoot macro with D2H + 200mm micro + SB-800 and never use a tripod.
     
  6. The reason that I don't use a tripod very often is 1) I'm lazy, 2) lack of flexibility.
    As you show, it can be done with excellent results, but if I want to achieve that quality I either have to use a tripod :smile: or flash. The latter option is much easier now with the R1 kit enabling me to get images which do hardly look as if flash was used.

    Cheers
     
  7. Kudos to you. I used to use a monopod and occasionally a tripod; but I had too many mishaps with them. I keep them in my vehicle, but I prefer to handhold as much as possible.
     
  8. .

    Does this mean that you you are at last admitiing that you are a lazy OLD MAN?:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    Bob F.
     
  9. Wonderful images. Can you please share your breathing technique with us.

    Thanks.
     
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