Pink Passion

This all started with me buying Pink & White Lillys for my wife and I's anniversary this past week. I took 17 different shots and blended them together in photoshop. This is my first time stacking photos so please be gentle. I would love some feedback if you have any to give. Hope you enjoy.

Feedback for a newbie, please...

I've just discovered the joy (and challenge) of macro photography, actually by accident, and now I'm hooked. These are a couple of my first attempts.

I'd greatly appreciate any comments, criticisms, feedback, etc... Anything to help me learn to take a better photo.

Thanks in advance!

Hornet

Found this guy building a nest in a tree in front of my house.

Shot with a Nikon D5500 and Nikon 85mm Macro. 1/160 F13 ISO 800

Macro with Microscope Lens

This was my first attempt with the new "Lomo 3.7x" microscope lens. The lens really has a very good price-performance ratio.

Camera: Canon 6D
Object: Ant
Lens: Lomo 3.7x
Magnification: 3.7x
Light: 2 Ikea Jansö
Focus Stack: 76 Shots
Automated Rail: WeMacro (50 um)
Tabletop Setup: flic.kr/s/...

Stack Panorama (Macro)

Dorcadion (Stack Panorama)

This is the biggest photo I've ever created. It was created by putting together six different frames. A total of "600" photos were taken for this stack panorama. Automated rails are really great for this kind of shooting.

Original Resolution: 12,500 x 6000 pixel

Camera: Canon 6D
Lens:...

Honest Feedback

Hey guys, here are a few of my favorite macro photos that I have done. They are taken with an 18-55 kit lens with a 10x attachment on it. I know some are probably a bit over saturated but I would like some honest opinions. With some I used a ring light.

Nikon PB-4 as poor man's tilt lens?

Has anyone messed with using the tilt feature of the Nikon PB-4 to achieve greater depth of field in their macro work? I've given it a try with a few Nikkor primes and find the entire image degrades before I get any depth of field benefit.

Photographing Jumping spiders

Hi everyone .... I've had the privelage now to photograph several jumping spiders . Just wanted to open a discussion to setups and lighting particularly in regards to the specular highlights in jumping spiders eyes for people to share thoughts and techniques . Thank you !

Monarch Butterfly

I think this is my first good macro shot that was taken out in the wild.
Still having really hard time with the narrow DOF. Not sure fi there is anything that can be done for that when taking photos of life subjects.

Focus stacking in ??

Just delving into macro photography as a downtime project. It's going well but I was wondering what programs everyone is using for focus stacking or if there are any recommendations on how to use Photoshops (CS6) feature better. Seams like it should be able to refine the masks better than it does. Leaving big blurry patches through the images....

First attempt at Macro

My First attempt at macro using a a old Canon FD 50mm Macro lens on a 6D.

I have had some trouble with how narrow the DOF was.

Any suggestions for a budget setup to use for focus stacking?

Focus stacking in ??

Just delving into macro photography as a downtime project. It's going well but I was wondering what programs everyone is using for focus stacking or if there are any recommendations on how to use Photoshops (CS6) feature better. Seams like it should be able to refine the masks better than it does. Leaving big blurry patches through the images....

EOS T5i: Bellows

Good afternoon! I am new to the group an want to start out by giving you guys a quick "thank you" for having me!

I've recently begun playing around with indoor macro on my T5i and have been using Extension Tubes + EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens to get the looks I want. I decided to pick up a simple set of bellows ( https://amzn.com/B00QUXOPB6...

Macro Insects

Hi everyone! Here are a few of my all time favorite macro shots. I've had success with just the cheap filters as the lenses can be very pricey. For anyone looking for basic practice and getting to know what macro shots require I highly recommend the macro filters. Here are some of the shots I took. Any constructive feedback is always...

Spring time is a great time for macro

I love the variety and abundance of models for macro in the spring. It seems that most tiny flowers have some type of insect or worm feeding from it. Butterflies are beautiful, but sometimes I cannot get them to pose at the best angle. So, I do the best I can within the limitation of wildlife.

Hi everybody

Hi everybody, I just joined the group , I am a part time photographer from Venezuela , I specialize in macro and would love the feedback you can give me on my work (any advice and constructive criticism are welcome).

You can see some of my photos on my Instagram www.instagram.com/m_yumar and on my fstoppers portfolio https://fstoppers....

New Here

Just joined this group & Fstoppers as well. Seem to be unable to upload any images so I'll include a link to my Flickr pages...I have been shooting for years, Macro being my niche....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/screaminscott/

Macro Photography Book from Rocky Nook

Hey Everyone! I wanted to let you know about a new book from Rocky Nook, "The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-up Photography!" If anyone wants a free review copy to check out and share their thoughts on Amazon.com just email jessica@rockynook.com. Thanks!

- Jessica

http://www.rockynook.com/shop/photography/the-complete-guide-to-...

Springtime flowers

I saw these tiny flowers growing in the grass Thursday. I had to try and capture them. I don't know what they are called. They are about 1/4" across.
Camera settings: 100 ISO, 1/125 sec, f 11, bright daylight. Shot using a fabric bellows attached to an old Minolta film lens.

Solid Snake

Spice things up, been seeing a lot of insects and flowers. Here's a 1/6 th scale toy of Big Boss from Metal Gear series.

Canon 5D Mark III

100mm

Flower, or Weed?

Even though it is early February, flowers are beginning to emerge. Some people call these 'weeds', but when you look closely, they have beautiful and intricate blossoms. I did not see the tiny black ant in the second photograph until after I had taken the shot. I had hoped to get a better viewpoint of the ant, but alas, it did not cooperate....

New to the Group

Hi All... I'm new to the group and wanted to share an image and a comment. I enjoy shooting "bugs" and always wondered why anyone should care? Recently, I've become active in the pollinator community and am finding that images of pollinators are very helpful for everyone from educators to policy makers to scientists in helping them tell their...

Wildflowers are in bloom

The wildflowers (some people call them weeds) are in bloom. Before you spray your yard and kill the emerging flowers, take your macro kit out and see the beauty in these tiny flowers. All of these blossoms are less than 1/2" across, several are half that size.