2023-09-05 Macro Photography

The photo challenge for the next two weeks is photographing small things. Try using your macro lens or a lens with extension tubes. A great technique for this type of photography is focus stacking. Click here for a great article on this subject by Bruce Wunderlich of the Digital Photography School.

Please keep you uploads at or below 1600 pixels wide or 1050 pixels high.

19 Responses to 2023-09-05 Macro Photography

  1. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    a bumble bee ISO 100 f14 105mm 1/200

  2. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    last of the gladiolus ISO 100 f13 105mm 1/200

  3. Beth A Hetherington says:

    Flowers reflected in water drops. Taken at Riley Park with my 50-230 mm lens at f/6.2, 1/800 sec, ISO 250

  4. Karen McDaniel says:

    PEAK! I didn’t notice the little fellow until I got home. Took my Tamron 90mm Macro lens to Reader’s Rock Garden for the last walk of the season. There is not much to see; gardens are being prepared for winter. Picture was cropped. FL 90 mm, S 1/500, F5.6, ISO 1000, CW Metering.

  5. Frankie says:

    Small spiderweb backlit by the sun under our porch eve.
    ISO 1600, 246 mm, f/11, 1/2500 sec

  6. Henri says:

    I found this lovely miniature garden in our neighbourhood. This has been around for years. I am amazed that nobody has stolen any of these high quality miniatures. I used my 35 mm macro lens and high ISO (5000) to be able to shoot with f/18 for depth of field.

  7. Henri says:

    Here is my second favourite shot. (same settings)

  8. Fred Schwering says:

    We are in Saskatchewan visiting my sister-in-law who has an extensive garden. Spotted this ladybug on one of her plants. It was crawling around but not too fast so I was able to capture some photos.
    Aperture Priority, ISO 100, f/2.4, Shutter 1/160 sec, FL 24 mm
    Cropped and lightened shadows using Photoshop Elements

  9. tony campos says:

    f/6.3, 1/250, iso100

  10. tony campos says:

    This was not a macro shot – I was some 5ft away, but I liked the ‘art’ look when I zoomed in
    f/3.3, 1/1000, iso100

  11. Paul Fesko says:

    Mushrooms along the pathway towards Kinney Lake at the base of Mt Robson. You don’t always need a macro lens for macro photography. 1/100 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 320. Edited in Lightroom and sharpened in Topaz Photo AI. 238mm using my RF100-500 lens.

  12. Ron says:

    A sure sign of summer coming to an end is when my wife comes home with new gourds for the centrepiece. As I looked through the view finder I noticed what looks like some kind of green creature with a snout and an eyeball. Taken at a distance with 300 mm telephoto lens. ISO 3200, f/10, 1/320 hand held. Colour & light adjustments in Apple Photos, sharpening in GIMP.

  13. Ron says:

    Gourd with bug. Taken with one extension tube. ISO 3200, f/16, 1/4 using tripod and remote shutter release. Colour & light adjustments in Apple Photos, sharpening in GIMP.

  14. Beth A Hetherington says:

    Bee going in for a landing on the flowers at Riley Park. Taken with my 50-230 mm lens at f/6.7, 1/800 sec, ISO 250

  15. Dwight says:

    a cruise in the dog park leaf with the enhancements in HDR to sharpen the edges

  16. Dwight says:

    this is a larch bud the green was selected and slider to a lovely blue then the center bud
    slider to violet

  17. Fred Schwering says:

    Still some colours left in my garden.
    AP, spot exposure, ISO 100, f/4.0, 1/1250 sec, FL 127 mm
    Cropped and lightened in Photoshop Elements

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