New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, March 7, 2011

MORE MACRO

I have been practicing with my new macro lens.








The shell/skeleton of a cicada. 

This was hard to capture as the twig was still attached to the tree and it was blowing around in the wind

20 comments:

  1. You're doing marvellously, Diane! Keep them coming!!!

    Tibouchinas are such lovely flowers. They grow well here in Natal. My parents also grew them in George (along the Garden Route), where they bloomed beautifully. I love how you begin with an over all look at the tree, coming in closer and closer, till your creme de la creme shot of the stamens and pistils! Equally so...with your spiderwebs ending with the close ups!!!

    The fun you're having comes through strongly in your images :)

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  2. Thank you for your encouragement, Desiree.

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  3. Diane, these are wonderful and will give you boquets for this lot. Can't wait til the next lot. AJ

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  4. I love to see all those details, I still think it is amazing. You don't even see this with your own eyes.

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  5. Wow Diane, these are beautiful. Every time I see another of your close-ups, I go outside and try to photograph a bloom, butterfly, whatever. You have captured the essence of each of these subjects. I simply love...

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  6. That is a great tool. I am envious.

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  7. You are getting to be very good with your macro lens. All of these are wonderful.

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  8. I think you will become a specialist ! Beautiful results already !

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  9. These are stunning.
    I love the shimmer on the spider's web.
    Well done, lovely seeing these closeup views of life in the garden :D

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  10. Diane, you are really doing great with your new lens. I love the spider webs. And the flowers are so pretty, my favorite color too.

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  11. I have not had much time to play with the macro lens my husband gave me for Christmas. Your photos made me want to go and try using it soon in nature. Do you use a tripod when you take your photos? My lens said the camera should be on a tripod as it has to be very still or it will blurr. It has discouraged me as it's one more thing to drag around.

    I took some amazing photos at the Taronga Zoo as the lions were very close to the glass. It was a beautiful zoo! I enjoyed Sydney very much -- I wish we had more time there! We hope to travel to Australia some day in the future on our own time and see more.

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  12. Fantastic stuff. The other day on your macro post I thought ' I don't know how you could get much better', but you have done it! Fabulous pictures here. And especially I can't believe that you got that one shot when you said the wind was blowing -- that makes it so hard.

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  13. Those are some amazing photos, Diane. I love the spiderwebs seen at an angle, like webbed CD's hanging from the tree. The center of that flower looks a little spider like too!

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  14. Than you everyone for your encouragement.

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  15. I want one. I WANT ONE!! Waaaah ... Those CDs are just great ... and so it that purple flower. Is that a Tibuchina (?sp)?

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  16. Great stuff. A delight to look at them all. I find that whenever I take a macro shot there is a tiny insect invisible to my eye nestled in nearly every flower. Makes me realise the place is teaming with them.

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  17. The spider web wins first prize. You have done great.

    The cicada shell, I wish I can take photos like you. My photo is still in my camera. my camera can't take like you.

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  18. Oh my goodness! Diane. you are amazing! You need to submit those to a publication or a website that has prizes and tonzz of readers and awards!! Yes, I DO think they are THAT good :-)

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  19. Congrats Diane! You have certainly improved since those first shots.
    I love the spider and the cicada shell and the inside of the plant -look at all those little hairs.
    Well done!

    And no, my tiny flowers I did not use a tripod. They were an inch or less away from my lenses at the dining room table.

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  20. Diane, You are doing fabulous with your new lens. Isn't it fun?? :) So glad you can share with us your eye for great photos.

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