Not a macro

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Uncle Frank, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. With a max reproduction ratio of 1:5.6, my 28-70mm is far from a macro lens, but it's still
    pretty good at close-ups. I found these right outside my front door.

    This guy's working on becoming a flower.


    This guy's already made it.

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    I think I'll try the same pair with my 60mm micro tomorrow.
  2. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    would definitely love to see these as a series as they mature....keep us posted...

  3. Very nice Frank and like Leigh I think this would make a good series.
  4. Hi, Leigh & Gordon! I'm not a very patient person, and fortunately, didn't need to be to document the stages of growth of this flower. I re-visited their home, which is 2 steps outside my front door, but this time, used the Nikon 60/2.8 micro.

    Here's a newly awakened bud, reaching for the sun.


    Just a few inches away, I found its older sibling, 2 days farther down the path to becoming a flower.

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    Here's a young and a mature specimen, side by side.

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    And a glimpse into the wonder of the core.

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  5. obelix


    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Frank, #1 with the 60mm is wonderful.
  6. Ooohhh, that #1 is really nice. The 60mm micro has done itself proud.
  7. Thanks, Anand and Gordon! That's the only one of the 4 that's going to make it into my Favorites Gallery.

    The challenging part of this was the location of the flowers precluded the use of a tripod, so these were
    hand held. I just got lucky with #1 8).
  8. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    I agree with you guys, all of them are nice shots, but #1 is my favorite! Thanks for keeping up w/the series!
  9. Nice shots with both lens really like the bokeh of your new beast.
  10. Thanks, Mac. Once I learn to use The Beast, it should be a good lens. It sure is big, though :shock:.
    I think I'd like it better if it had a tripod ring :lol:.
  11. nice pics. glad you are my uncle, that means i can come visit, and steal a few shots myself :)