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  • The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

    Welcome to The Weekly Close Up, where you will see things like never before.

    It's the peak of summer for many of us and the shootings getting better even in spite of the storms.

    So what have you for me this week? Show us all and tell us how you got it.

    I'll be waiting.

    Jim

  • #2
    Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

    A few from me

    330, 50mm, EC 1.4, srf-11 Cropped for comp.





    Thanks for looking

    Jim

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    • #3
      Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

      I spotted this little one, ( maybe 2mm) having lunch. All taken at max magnification with the E 3, 35mm, EC 20, frf, hand held







      I spotted a second one but he was less interested in getting his picture taken.



      Thanks for looking

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      • #4
        Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

        Great shots Jim especially that little spider.

        Here's a couple of Jellyfish I found on the beach, taken with the E3, 25mm pancake + EC20. All uncropped.

        I'm sussing out wether or not to get the 50mm f2 lens so thought I'd put the 25mm on the EC20 and see how I went.

        Cheers,

        Paul



        GH-3, OM-D, 7-14, 12-35, 35-100, 100-300, 25, 60 macro, 40-150 Pro.

        RX100

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        • #5
          Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

          Paul

          Quite appropriate you should use the pancake for the subject matter!

          Jim

          Great, as always, fantastic little beasties against a striking primary colour backdrop.

          Andy
          Olympus E-M1 ZD 7-14 f4, 300 f2.8, PL 25 f1.4D
          mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro
          EC-14, EC-20, HLD-7
          Metz 58 AF-1&2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74


          Gallery: http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/elliott.aje.andy

          Website: 361photography.com 361wild.com

          "Oly_OM" @ e_group

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          • #6
            Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

            Hi Jim

            That first one is very good.I think its the red eyes of the fly with the blue of the flower.

            Just one from me this week



            Taken with the E3 and the 50-500 at 500mm.

            Yes the E3 is back from repair and everything seems ok.

            Ps sorry if anyone has already seen this picture over on E system user.
            All the best

            Andy

            E1,E5,E420,OM1(N),14-54,12-60SWD,7-14,50-200,50mm F2 macro,25mm pancake,EC14,Sigma 50-500,OM50mm(F1.8),OM28mm(f2.8),FL36,HLD4,HLD2,Epson P3000,Manfrotto 680b monopod,crap tripod,various filters/CF cards.


            http://www.flickr.com/photos/andypeter/

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            • #7
              Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

              Paul

              I agree that the pancake was the best lens for the situation. I bet you don't pick these up and toss them back in huh.

              I think you would have a blast with the 50mm, It is a heck of a lens.



              Andym

              Either that is one huge flower or those are tiny bees.
              The details in the flower are incredible.

              Also thank you for the compliments everyone. I've been tyring to work on composition rather than just high mags.

              Thanks for sharing

              Jim

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              • #8
                Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

                2-1 Hoverfly

                E 3, 35mm, EC 20, FRF full magnification





                Another itsy bitsy jumper.

                Same as above



                Thanks for looking

                Jim

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                • #9
                  Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

                  Not really macro, but it's as close as my 50-200 SWD could focus. I found this flower at the zoo (yes, I have plenty of photos of animals as well. :-) Any preference for color . . .



                  . . . or B&W . . .



                  . . . or are neither of them anything special?

                  E-410, 50-200 SWD, 1/800 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 400; cropped a sliver off the right to remove a distracting element. Contrast adjustments and B&W conversion in Aperture.

                  - Hal -
                  A Still Mind - Photography, Music, Meditation, Ministry - www.astillmind.net
                  Olympus E-M5; Panasonic-Leica DG Summilux 25mm; Zuiko 12-60 SWD, 50-200 SWD; Sigma 105 Macro; Rokinon (Samyang) 7.5mm fisheye; Olympus 8/1.8 PRO fisheye; FL-50R; Giottos MT-8361 tripod with Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead.

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

                    my serrated knife edge,,

                    E3 - Oly belows - OM 1.8

                    Derry
                    Attached Files

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

                      Hi Jim, hi all, last week I shoot some butterfly. As usual with E3 70-300 & FL50. Close as I can go and little cropped. Sharpened in NIK sharpener.



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                      • #12
                        Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

                        Not as up close as you regulars .. but i just needed to join this close-up bandwagon:its the only way to get some practice.
                        Hope they qualify..






                        All e510 - 50-200 - crops to 10:16.
                        Last edited by Raj Surin; 20th July 2009, 10:59 AM. Reason: adding info
                        E510, E3, E-PL1,E620 ,E-5,OM-D
                        50-200SWD, 14-54Mk1, 50mm f2. 35mm,70-300mm,12-60mmSWD,PL-25mm-1.4,150mm-F2
                        MFT: 14-42(kit)/12mm/45mm

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

                          Hal

                          Lovely flower, I much more prefer the color version.
                          We accept small animals and children in the WCU too

                          Derry

                          I like the blade but remind me never to meet you in a dark ally.

                          Dingenus

                          Beautiful butterflies, exceptional output from the 70-300.

                          Raj

                          Close up is close up, of course the qualify. Plus I don't think many people know water foul have teeth. Very nice.

                          Thanks for sharing everyone

                          Jim

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

                            A damsel bug @ 2-1

                            E 3. 35mm, EC 20, FRF





                            I think thats the great thing about higher and higher magnifications. Most of the minuscule things I've been shooting this year, I would have never attempted as they are so small that even with a crop you can't see much detail.

                            Next week the OM 20 comes off the bellows and visits the yard hand held on a tube stack. I should be running a round 5-1 macro, so we shall see what the ultimate OM macro can do when set free.

                            Thanks for looking

                            Jim

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Weekly Close Up ...18/2009 Post yours

                              I was watching the patterns being made by the rain this afternoon on the window, when I spotted this insect. Shot through double glazing -
                              I know not what it is. I can't really call the shot 'close up' but it was a try as I had just seconds to capture it.


                              E-3 70-300 A.mode f5.6

                              Regards. Barr1e

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