My flickr contact rosemary* posted this spectacular macro of a hypericum taken with a canon 5D III and a Tamron 90mm macro lens.
Flickr member laurence has posted a fantastic closeup image of a plant with water droplets on it taken in Switzerland with his Canon 60D and Canon 100mm macro lens.
Flickr member Elisafox22 has posted a great image of water droplets on rose petals taken with a Sony RX100. The RX100 doesn’t have a “macro mode” but it can focus quite close and the glass in the Zeiss lens is excellent.
Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock, Warren, Connecticut. Did a short hike today and found a few oak leaves on the ground with Taphrina caerulescens. It sure is pretty for a fungal disease.
Washington, Connecticut, Macricostas Preserve. This little flower is about one half in across (this is not a daisy) and after going to all the trouble to set up the tripod and get things lined up, an intruder dropped in. I figured he’d leave soon enough but he stayed for twenty minutes so I gave up, paid him his modeling fee and took the shot.
Descending Mt. Everett in southwest Massachusetts we saw a leaf on the trail that was shimmering in the bright sunlight. On close inspection it was full of water droplets. Unfortunately the leaf was bowed which meant that even stopped down macro images were likely to be out of focus on the edges. What an amazing property of water to hold together through surface tension in a droplet.
My longtime flickr contact in Japan, rosemary* has posted a wonderful image of a flower. Rosemary has a wonderful eye for composition and uses bokeh in a wonderful way to create surrealistic flower portraits.
Adult Male Jumping Spider at Sunset – Phidippus mystaceus
I saw the above video of Thomas Shahan’s work on wimp.com this morning.
Not only do I love Thomas’s photographic work but the narration of the video is spot on about photographic process. He really walks the walk and he’s got a great attitude for any kind of photography.
Yes, Thomas has great images of spiders but there’s a lot more to this guy than macro photography. Dig around and you’ll find guitars, basset hounds, and more.
Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock. Washington, Connecticut. Went back to the same tall Queen Anne’s lace plant today with 5D and 100mm macro lens both of which I’m out of practice using. I think the shots with deeper focus are better but I somehow liked the shallow depth of field and blur in this one and the detail in the undercarriage of the plant. Best to return again and keep trying.
Today I had a group of great people with me, the new “Steep Rock Photo Club” or whatever we’re going to call it. Fun to get out with a group of nice folks and do some shooting. I hope we continue to meet up.
Alan Taylor over at the Atlantic has put together another excellent collection of images. Many of these are made by attaching DSLRs to microscopes although a few look to have been made with regular macro lenses. Spectacular images of a world within our world.