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  • The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

    Welcome to the Weekly Close Up, where up close and personal is how we like it.

    Lets see those wonderful close ups, let us know how you got them and if you are cropping.

    I am ready to be impressed.

    Jim

  • #2
    Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

    I know you are all tired of the hibiscas shots but they bloomed late, so I am trying to get my shots before a cold snap takes them out.

    E 3, 8MM FE





    Thanks for looking

    Jim

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    • #3
      Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

      I've been trying out my new Zuiko 35mm Macro this last week or so and now I've got some pics for the Weekly Close Up thread.
      Here is a lizard i captured today amongst the trees.
      http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries...t//ppuser/2173
      http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries...t//ppuser/2173
      http://alan-smillie.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

        Jim,
        One of my favorite flowers, never get tired of seeing any pics of them. Reminds me of our honeymoon in Jamaica.

        Here is a closeup of my cockatiel. She is a rescue from a young woman who recieved her for Easter one year and then "grew out of her" and she somehow ended up with us (after basically being ignored for a few years) and my wife's lovebird, two parakeets and 8 finches. Her name is Jellybean, not one that we would have chosen but it came with her. She was on my shoulder, so I grabbed the camera. She moved down to about my elbow to get away from the camera but not quite a comfortable distance for the camera to focus. And I couldn't MF with her on one arm. There were better poses, particularly with her crest up, but this one is the sharpest. No crop, straight out of the camera in JPEG, only resized to 800 x 600.
        Unfortunately she had been taking food from the corner of my mouth as I was eating some potato chips previously and there is still a piece attatched to her beak, if you look closely. But then it it is kind of a candid shot and with those you get what you get.

        Jeff





        My grandson, Ian (not our own FTU Ian), calls me "Tata", so I am...

        Ian's Tata

        Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons...
        For you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

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        • #5
          Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

          A couple of close shots from my front yard:
          Both E150 - 50mm




          And I got this shot today just before leaving for work - this chick was just about learning to fly so i managed to get quite close.
          E3 - 50mm.
          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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          • #6
            Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

            Inlaid box my wife and I got many years ago in India.





            50mm macro,E3.Slight crop for composition.
            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.


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            • #7
              Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

              Sorry - more insects - a couple of dragons while unsuccessfully trying to get a better KF shot...



              E-1, 50-200+EC-14

              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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              • #8
                Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

                Well, I'm still stuck on doing flowers. This one I used the 12-60mm out to 45mm and about 2" away from the flower. I like to play with the lighting to get a nice glow effect.

                sigpicE5, E3, 50-200mm swd, 50mm, 12-60mm & 9-18mm

                Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_hottenroth/

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                • #9
                  Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

                  Here are a few I've posted recently over on e-group, firstly an uncropped image from the recent South Wales meet



                  Secondly an earlier portrait print cropped to nearer square of a cornish grasshopper



                  Thirdly an uncropped spider from today



                  All E-3, Sigma 150, ec1.4 - the first with the built in flash, the other two with the Metz 58.

                  Nick
                  Nick Temple-Fry

                  E-500, E-3, Olympus Zuiko 11-22, 14-54, 50-200, 40-150, 14-45, 90-250, 35mm macro, ec1.4, ec2.0
                  Peleng 8mm FE, Sigma 135-400, Sigma 150mm, Metz 58, Benbo Trekker

                  I'm a pensioned off prodigy
                  a wunderkind of zimmer prose
                  its a marvel that such immaturity
                  informs the work of one whos old.


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                  • #10
                    Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

                    Can I play, can I play?

                    Here are a couple taken this past weekend.


                    1. I used diffused flash (white film canister over pop-up flash) for this one.




                    2. Went with the natural back lighting here.




                    3. My son took this one of me shooting the Mantis.

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

                      Wow guys, things are looking great.

                      Sorry I have been so busy lately, I should be getting back to normal soon. (or as normal as it gets. )

                      I haven't had much time to shoot lately but when I saw this dragon in the yard, I grabbed gear and ran. It's actually the first of the year in the yard. Other than that it has been all damsels.

                      E 3, 70-300, FL 50r





                      My family was here last week and wanted to know how I shoot the bugs, so I grabbed a 330, 50mm, EC 1.4, srf-11 for a few shots. All they said was they couldn't believe I don't get stung.



                      Thanks for looking and thank you for keeping the WCU going even when I am too swamped.

                      Jim

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

                        A spider, E3, 50mm + EC20 no cropping.

                        Paul.

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

                        RX100

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

                          Here's the biggest house spider I have seen. It frightened the life out of Jen (wife) and Heather (12yr daughter) as they were sat on the sofa having a cuddle, when it crawled up the wall next to them. Haven't seen them move so fast in ages

                          John
                          Olympus UK Forum
                          E-3 | E-510 |
                          E-400 | 7-14mm | 11-22mm | 14-54mm |35mm | 40-150mm | 14-42mm | 70-300mm | 1.4x | FL-50 | My Gallery - www.reflectingme.com

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

                            Awww, it just wanted a cuddle too

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

                            RX100

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Weekly Close Up 21/2009

                              Spiders get no lovin'!!

                              Neither do these guys....


                              (taken with the E-3, 70-300mm, and EC-14 while doing a model shoot. ISO 100.)

                              *EDIT: Just discovered that all my shots done on the E-3 thus far (including 3 full professional shoots) had IS off, including this one! o_O
                              Last edited by Ned; 15th September 2009, 08:10 PM.
                              Olympus E-3 | Olympus E-PL2 PEN | Olympus E-PM1 PEN | Zuiko ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD | Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 | Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro | Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 | Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 | Konica Hexanon 85mm f/1.8 | G.Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 | Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro | Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 | KMZ Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5 | E.Zuiko 200mm f/4 | Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 | Olympus EC-14 teleconverter | VF-2 and VF-3 Viewfinders | EMA-1 Mic Adapter | Olympus FL-36R and FL-50R speedlights

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