Jeremy Martignago's picture

Moss

Moss
shot with a Pentax k-x and Tamron 90mm macro

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bluerhino's picture

This has potential to be an amazing shot. Just too blurry. What did you try and focus on and what type of metering did you use? Also, there appears to be a lot of movement going on. Was it windy? Did you use a tripod?

Not trying to be mean or anything, just generally curious as I love macro and that is where I'm trying to improve. The world at our feet is amazing.

Jeremy Martignago's picture

no, I don't think your mean at all. I love getting feedback.
:-)
Yes, the macro world is amazing.
no, i didn't use a tripod. because it was a really sunny day and I shot it at I think 1/1000 or something like that. I tried to focus on the bunch of the three most things on the third.
I guess it is a bit busy.

Jeremy Martignago's picture

also, Sandra McCabe has some great macro shots.....
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https://fstoppers.com/profile/sammy55

bluerhino's picture

Nice. Thank you. I just took a quick look. I may end up following her. I have actually been contacted by Don Komarechka who has a macro photography book coming out in Dec of this year. I supported his kickstarter to help get this book made and to get a copy when its released:

https://fstoppers.com/education/macro-photography-universe-our-feet-378833

Jeremy Martignago's picture

man, he had some cracking shots.

bluerhino's picture

Great as do I.

While I understand that taking a quick 1/1000 is quick, you can still make your shot blurry. While holding the camera for macro can be done, it takes quite a bit of time to get it right. I usually will tuck my elbows in tight to limit camera shake as well as find something to rest my wrist on at the very least.

Generally, I use a tripod and the wifi on my camera to take the photo from my phone. No camera shake. I hardly ever use the live view except for when I'm using my phone. I always focus using the peep view and attempt to focus on the smallest detail which is usually a hair of some sort.

I usually set my setting aperture between f8 and f22 as taking in too much light will also mess up a macro picture. I also use a tulip hood on really sunny days.

I took this the other day - Its even been rated as needing work. Not sure who keeps rating my pictures. Oh well. I thought I did pretty well on this swamp cabbage.

Jeremy Martignago's picture

Thanks for the tip brandon

Rajesh KP's picture

Like the blur and the lively nature of the frame. Wondering how this would have looked in color. Especially, those bokeh..Nice capture Jeremy...

Jeremy Martignago's picture

Thanks, Rajesh.
this is how it looked before it was B&W.......

Rajesh KP's picture

But for that sliding shadow at the bottom, I prefer this one than the black and white...