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PurpleHeather
« on: May 12, 2008 05:22:24 AM »

I thought that I can't be the only one who struggled to pick just one photo from all of mine for the Macro Challenge, so thought people might be interested in a thread to share future kick ass extreme closeup macro shots!


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Both shot with my Canon Powershot A95 (which isn't an SLR, just a nice point'n'shoot!), more pics from the same set here - my garden's in full bloom with some unexpected flowers & plenty of weeds at the moment, so I decided to get out and take some pics.

Anyone else got some macro shots they want to share?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008 05:37:12 AM »

beautiful!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008 01:01:23 PM »


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SarahsALoser/random/nature1.png

this one didn't make the cut for the challenge.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008 02:11:56 PM »

PurpleHeather, your links aren't working. You've got an extra 'http://' in there. Wink

Love the first pic! What kind of flower is that?
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landofoz
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008 03:23:23 PM »

Wow, those are some gorgeous flower pics!  Here is one of my clematis:



and about 3/4 inch of ice on a rose hip from our storm this past December:



For the record, I could add a whole lot more, lol. Wink
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sookie74
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008 03:34:22 PM »

it's very hard to choose! I have tons of favorite macro shots on my home computer but I'm at work right now Sad so here's the two i have here that I didn't enter...

railroad tracks


my dog


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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008 04:20:52 PM »

Pretty aewsome already.  I'll post some of mine in awhile.
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008 05:13:20 AM »

daina - thanks!  I love getting up close to things and trying to find the beautiful bits.

SarahsALoser - love the texture on those petals

DIY ho - thanks for letting me know - I think it's that I keep putting them in ""s as I'm used to doing HTML!  Mended now Cheesy

The flower is actually a forget me not - I got really close & managed to do the fab focus - really happy with that image.

landofoz - loving the shadows on your clematis, and that ice is such a great pic - looks like I could reach out & touch it.

sookie74 - hello, please do share more, I love looking at people's detailed shots!  Love the lighting in your railroad shot - very evocative, and your dog's a cutie.

pinokeeo - would love to see some of your pics!
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008 05:29:08 AM »

Ooh, talking about things being beautiful, here's one of my favourite macro shots, I think it's beautiful in a not so conventional way:



Larger  Largest!
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008 04:19:38 PM »

Sweet photos everyone! I had a tough time picking the right picture too.. here are a couple I thought about entering.. (I'm not sure if some of them really qualify as macro but hey) Tongue


My little niece, Claire, I think she was getting sick of having a camera in her face all day. Cheesy


Apple blossoms from last year.


Some of my paint brushes.


A calf skull. This one freaks some people out, but I like it.


Hehe, sorry for so many! Keep the pictures comin' folks! Cheesy

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008 05:51:03 PM »

I love the ice rose!  I love the paintbrushes (nicegoing, I'd get that one enlarged and hung on a wall!)!

Here's a few recent ones:

Sautee' (olive oil and Italian dressing):



Dandelion curlies:



Pink columbine:



and Wet Peony Bud:



The macro challenge will go on forevah!  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2008 01:26:42 AM »

Wow, all these macros are amazing! Smiley
I love macro photos, and it was really hard choosing one to enter in the challenge. Here are some of my others:












I hope you like them!
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2008 01:40:03 AM »

They are beautiful! what camera do you use?
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2008 02:51:17 AM »

Thank you Tallberggoesint! Smiley I use a Canon Powershot S3 IS. It's just a point-and-shoot, but it has a really awesome macro feature.
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2008 09:31:00 PM »

I just took these tonight because I was going outside, my house is sweltering. I've been meaning to take pictures of our new flowers and it seemed to be the perfect time, because we have bad storms and tornadoes heading towards us and the flowers will probably be getting lots of abuse. I liked taking these in the dark because you can see the flowers so well and the background is so black, also I took some pictures of our little baby apricots! Plus I had to add a picture of my cat, just because!













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