Ugly Hedgehog - Photography Forum
Flower & Plant Parts, MACRO only!
Feb 18, 2012 15:39:45   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
Most flowers and plants are too large to capture as macros, but flower and plant parts can photographed and/or cropped to 1:1 magnification (life-size) or greater.
Mediterranian Thistle Stamen & Pollen, approx 4:1 mag (4x life-size).
Mediterranian Thistle Stamen & Pollen, approx 4:1 ...
California Poppy, approx 1:1 mag (life-size).
California Poppy, approx 1:1 mag (life-size)....
Spoon-Petal Daisy Center, approx 2:1 mag (2x life-size).
Spoon-Petal Daisy Center, approx 2:1 mag (2x life-...
Not Macro, but for comparison: Spoon-Petal Daisy
Not Macro, but for comparison: Spoon-Petal Daisy...

| Reply
Feb 18, 2012 22:18:12   #
LoneRangeFinder Loc: Left field
 
Poinsetta
original 2:1 cropped to 1:1
original 2:1 cropped to 1:1...

| Reply
Feb 18, 2012 22:28:40   #
Bunny-Jean Loc: Wisconsin
 
Love this stuff!!!!!! someday I'll be posting some too!!!

| Reply
 
 
Feb 18, 2012 22:31:14   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
Stumptowner wrote:
Poinsetta
This looks like a nest full of hungry chicks! Well done.

| Reply
Feb 18, 2012 23:17:04   #
naturepics43 Loc: Hocking Co. Ohio - USA
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
Most flowers and plants are too large to capture as macros, but flower and plant parts can photographed and/or cropped to 1:1 magnification (life-size) or greater.


The spoon-petal daisy is outstanding! Wow!

| Reply
Feb 19, 2012 01:17:59   #
LoneRangeFinder Loc: Left field
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
Most flowers and plants are too large to capture as macros, but flower and plant parts can photographed and/or cropped to 1:1 magnification (life-size) or greater.
Nikonian:
I'm curious what you are using to get 4:1. I have the 105G 2.8 Macro, and I've tried using it with the 6T Diopter which gets me to 2:1-- but I haven't been satisfied with the results.
I used to use it with an old Tamron 90 2.5 which focused down to 1:2, but with the diopter got me to 1:1. I always found it too soft for my taste. (The current Tamron is a true macro.)

| Reply
Feb 19, 2012 01:57:23   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
Stumptowner wrote:
I'm curious what you are using to get 4:1.
I shoot at 1:1, or very close to life-size. I then crop tightly to subject, or the area I want to show. I calculate magnification factor by dividing original pixel count by cropped pixel count.

| Reply
 
 
Mar 2, 2012 13:18:35   #
ngc1514 Loc: Atlanta, Ga., Lancaster, Oh. and Stuart, Fl.
 
An Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis). The blue petals are 9-10mm (.35-.39 inches) long according to the Wiki on Commelina communis. Shot in Atlanta area with a 300mm f/4 Nikkor.

http://ericpix.net/Online/Hog/asiatic_dayflower_1.jpg

| Reply
Mar 2, 2012 13:23:30   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
ngc1514 wrote:
An Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis). The blue petals are 9-10mm (.35-.39 inches) long according to the Wiki on Commelina communis. Shot in Atlanta area with a 300mm f/4 Nikkor.
Not too shabby! Tubes on 300-mm?

| Reply
Mar 2, 2012 17:28:12   #
ngc1514 Loc: Atlanta, Ga., Lancaster, Oh. and Stuart, Fl.
 
On the tubes... I think so, but don't recall the details.

| Reply
Mar 5, 2012 16:19:49   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
This image just won a flower photo contest: http://www.facebook.com/events/220017884758785

From a frontal view, this flower resembles a butterfly with blue wings, and back-swept antennae. I find this side-view more interesting. Found in the South Coast Botanical Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Hand-held Nikon D5000 at ISO 200, Nikkor 105-mm macro lens, 1/50-sec at f/16, overcast sky & Nikon SB-600 Speedlight with O-Flash 3/4-circle Fresnel prism attachment (fill). Approximately 1:1 magnification.
Bloom of the blue butterfly bush, cropped to approx. 1:1 (life-size)
Bloom of the blue butterfly bush, cropped to appro...
Original captured image
Original captured image...
Front view
Front view...

| Reply
 
 
Mar 5, 2012 21:53:33   #
MJL Loc: Wild Rose, Wisconsin
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
This image just won a flower photo contest
Congratulations! Do I see some mist in the air in the background? Beautiful shot!

| Reply
Mar 6, 2012 00:13:48   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
MJL wrote:
Do I see some mist in the air in the background?
The swirling mist is my favorite characteristic of this photo. A bonus of shooting on a foggy day.

| Reply
Mar 7, 2012 11:38:33   #
melvin short Loc: Seattle, Wa
 
beautiful shot nikonian, i will ask if this is considered a macro shot, as i used my old 60 canon macro on it, finally stepped up tp the new 100 mm macro, most excellent lens, btw, congrats on the contest



| Reply
Mar 9, 2012 14:20:35   #
grhound Loc: Maine
 
Really excellent pics. One of these days I might be able to post pics like these. I just need a nice macro lens.

| Reply
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
UglyHedgehog.com - Forum
Copyright 2011-2021 Ugly Hedgehog, Inc.