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...

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...

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...

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...

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/

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...

UV Lighting of a flower blossom

This is a macro shot of a Honeysuckle shrub blossom under black light. I used 2 60W fluorescent lamps in a non-reflective box. This is what insects see (supposedly) in the sunlight.
The second image is the same type blossom in standard lighting.

Snowflake macro

This was also posted in my portfolio. My first ever attempt at snowflake macro, I have been planning this for a long time, when I went to shoot, it wasn't totally ideal because it wasn't really snowing, instead I had to throw snow, But for my next attempt, I plan to go out when its snowing. I am aware its a little dark, I'm looking for feedback...

New to this group

I love shooting macro. I photograph insects, flowers, spider webs - all things small. I don't have a dedicated macro lens; I use an old Minolta compact bellows for a film camera with my Minolta film lenses and an adapter ring to fit my Canon DSLR.
I have tried leaving several posts, but have not been able to. I tried to post more than one...

What kind of Macro do you like?

What kind of macro pictures do you like? I like to shoot Insects but also structures and plant for instance.
The grasshopper in this picture was sitting on a vase in our living room. I shot it handheld with a flash next to my camera. After a few flashes the grasshopper got out of our living room ;-)
The hopper in my portfolio was...

Cuckoo Wasp

Summertime is awesome due to all the bugs that come out, that I inevitably encounter either in my garden, or in my house. Now that summer has come to a close I thought I'd share my favorite insect macro from this summer. From far away, I thought this wasp was a beetle at first until its beautiful iridescence caught the sun and I took a closer...

Water-drop macro

This was yet another experiment I conducted in my basement, I have this image along with 3 others in a collection and they made great sale over the past year. I was shooting for my 4 images for over 2 hours trying to get them right. Would some feedback, I may do another one of these shoots sometime soon.

Water Macro

This was an experiment I conducted last night, I'm really happy with this result. I would love some feedback on what I could do better next time :)