Hi guys, I hope I'm doing this right.
I've very recently gone self employed as a Nail Technician, and would like to upgrade my photography. I have attached a photograph and wonder if anyone here has any idea "how" this was taken; camera/lighting/editing/other. I notice the reflection of what...
First post guys, be gentle :)
I recently received a generous gift of a pristine Nikon D7000 with an additional Nikon 50mm lens (AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1:8 G), and a MacBook Pro running Adobe CC. We were also given a great flash and tripod too.
You see, as an upshot of a family crisis, my...
insectoids (2 of 14) by mike mountain, on Flickr
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Not so cute
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I see a lot of Macro pictures on insects covered in dew - the cynic inside me thinks this is a by product of using low temperatures to slow down the subject rather than all the images being taken at dawn. I strive to only take pics of living bugs in the natural habitat as it increases the...
I am starting to consider being more active in my close up / macro photography and have recently purchased some very cheap filters from ebay which I can attach to my Nikon 50mm Lens. I know its not true 1:1 macro however its one way I can experiment to see if I like it before purchasing...
New user here. I just picked up a Sigma 105mm 2.8 EX DG macro for my Canon 6D cheap on ebay. Got it for £65 because it was 'broken' as the auto-focus wasn't functioning. What ever will I do with it, perhaps a paperweight. I bought it for shooting mini critters but have only got around...
Hello, I am a beginner and I really love photographing jewellery but I am having problems with blurring and I am wondering if some one can help me.
If I photograph a brooch, for example, I focus in on it and shoot and everything is great. It comes out nice and clear. But if I photograph a...
More pics from the office carpark
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Ants - lasius niger
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A few recent pics of spiders, seems to be all I have in the garden now:
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A few from the office car park. My new flash setup is making this much easier.
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Ant & Scale insect
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A couple of recent close up shots of a female Ruddy Darter taken in a local butterfly garden. Both shots are hand held using a Canon EOS5DIII with a Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Di LD[IF] MACRO 1:1.
Taken about 10 minutes apart and about 10 yards apart, but the lighting is so...
Little striped jumping spider - cute lil' thing. Didn't hang around long enough for me to nail the focus on the eyes:
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Not much else in the garden - still tons of these:DSC02947 by mike mountain, on Flickr
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an this tiny...
As always please view original Flickr for full glorious detail. The thumbs don't do them credit.
bee on Bryony flower:
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Tiny garden spiders:
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DSC02738 by mike mountain...
If you havent seen my other posts then I'll explain; I'm new to photography and I've got very 'consumer level' equipment. I got an old nikon d80 and a random lens off ebay for a reasonable price. I really fancied learning how to get super close up photography. I've watched about 8 hours of...
Recently I inherited from my late mother a vast amount of vintage designer clothes/shoes/boots (Vivienne Westwood etc), handbags (Loewe etc), thermos flasks, jigsaw puzzles (all c1880-1940), perfumes textiles etc. Items such as Howard sofas and footstools are going to Christies Auction...
Not able to do much at the moment due to ongoing treatment at hospital, but last week could not resist the challenge when we heard that the Marsh Fritiltaries and Dingy Skippers had been seen locally. Was very surprised that they were there as it has been so cold and very few other butterflies...