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  • The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

    Well spring is here. Time to revive the WCU for the coming year.

    If you wish, please post your close ups if they be macros or not, The theme is not limited.

    Also please let us know what you used to get the shot and if you are cropping.

    A few of mine with the E 5, 50mm, EC 20 and ringflash.









    Thanks for looking and here's to a great year.

    Jim

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    Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

    Love the colours Jim,

    Here's three from yesterday.







    Just starting to get a few "creepies" now.

    E5,50mm,ec14.
    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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    • #3
      Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

      Thank you Andy and thank you for participating. Very nice color and detail.

      I really envy you having critters to shoot already. I have seen 3 bugs so far and they were gone in a instant.

      Thanks for sharing

      Jim

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      • #4
        Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

        Hi Jim -

        I have plenty of opportunity to shoot down low at the moment, unfortunately I can't hold the camera whilst on my knees. The praying seems to be helping though.

        Great to see the thread up and running again.

        I'm hopeful I will be allowed to cheat a little today - one from the past.



        As the back is improving, albeit slowly - i'll endeavour to grace the screen later in the week with a recent image.

        Regards. Barr1e

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        • #5
          Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

          Love the colo[u]rs, Barr1e.
          Steve
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          • #6
            Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

            Barr1e

            I have to agree with Steve, I love the color and how it floats in the air.

            Thanks for sharing and you can cheat anytime. Just get your back better.

            Jim

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            • #7
              Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

              Thanks for starting this thread again, Jim, great idea!

              Here's one I took on Saturday, of larch buds in my garden. Later, these buds will turn to cones. E-3, Sigma 105mm, full height image but a little cropped off the sides. I'm not entirely happy with this picture and wonder if it may have been better in more subdued light but it's got me off the ground in this thread. May reshoot if we get a dull day with no breeze before the buds turn.

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              John

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              • #8
                Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

                Thank you John. I'm glad you enjoy the thread as I do. It's always a bit of fun and we get some very interesting images.

                I've never thought of how the cones were formed but now looking at your shot, I can see it. Does the bud get bigger or just dry like that?

                Thanks for sharing.
                Jim

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                • #9
                  Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

                  Close up enough? More than lifesize. (2-3x) E3 70-300 crop to 80% resize to 1200x1600



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                  • #10
                    Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

                    That is a smart looking robin - I could almost say wow.

                    Regards. Barr1e

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

                      Thanks, that robin is nearly daily in a appeltree for our kitchen window. From sensor to bird = 3m I think.

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

                        Three from the North Carolina Zoo this weekend:

                        1. Poison Dart Frog. E-410, Sigma 105 Macro, FL-50R with diffuser; 1/180 @ f/8, ISO 400. Very slight crop.


                        2. A bit closer . . . same setup, f/9, no crop. Not sure if it's the same frog.


                        3. Eclectus Parrot, male. This is without a doubt one of the best bird portraits I have ever taken. He was posing very close and cooperatively, and I got lucky with focus at the perfect distance. E-410, 50-200 SWD @ 200mm, FL-50R with diffuser; 1/180 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, no crop. Small adjustments in Nik Viveza 2.


                        - 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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                        • #13
                          Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

                          I like these really sharp images of this perky Robin. Superb shots.

                          Ray.

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Weekly Close Up 1/2011

                            A tiny tillandsia bloom. There are several now going. No flower yet, just the bract. And I saw my first dragonfly yesterday (There have been a few damsels). It was on the ground and maybe cold as a small anole lizard came over and after a half minute's hesitation grabbed it and carried it off for lunch.



                            E-PL2, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45, Panasonic Mega OIS only, cropped off left side to make square, 100% vertical
                            Steve
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                            • #15
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                              Dingenus

                              That is one nice close up of a robin. Much different than the robins we get here.

                              Hal

                              That blue frog is intense. Great shot on the parrot too.

                              Steve

                              Nice flora shot. Can't wait too see the blooms. So far I have seen two flies, a bee and a box elder bug. Nothing to get excited about.

                              Thanks for sharing everyone, I appreciate the participation.

                              Jim

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