Friday, October 22, 2010

Macro with my 5D...finally!

Wow, I haven't posted here since June 9th! About a month after my last post, I bought a used Classic 5D! Needless to say, the full frame completes me and I'm over the moon with it! I've been loving is SO much that I've been so busy taking pics of people, my kids and using my new Lensbaby, that my Macro has been neglected once again! Between my 35mm 1.4L & my 85mm 1.8, I can't get enough of the full frame. I tried the Macro lens a couple times, but don't think I was in my "Macro Zen"! So I deleted every macro image I took! Lol! So today, on this once again dreary grey day, I went out determined to get some keepers and really test the macro on the full frame. And I'm proud to say I had success...well I think so! Lol! And the one great thing about shooting while it's drizzling {I covered my camera & lens..lol} or after a storm is that a macro lens & water drops can make just about anything look interesting!

Here are some I took and I thought I'd post my settings too...

ISO 640 ~ f/4.0 ~ 1/400...



ISO 640 ~ F/4.0 ~ 1/1000 {the sun peaked out from the clouds for a second while I shot this on my gate to give almost a spot light where I wanted it! Gotta love nature}...


I finally got my very first true water drop reflection shot! I'm SO excited. In that water drop is the reflection of my neighbors house..... across the street!!!!!! Three different shots, each one taking a step closer. These are all in camera crops, NO cropping down in PS...

ISO 640 ~ f/4.0 ~ 1/800...


ISO 640 ~ f/4.0 ~ 1/800...


ISO 640 ~ f/4.0 ~ 1/500... Oh yeah BABY! Sorry...I get excited easily...


ISO 640 ~ f/4.0 ~ 1/500 ~ I LOVE the tonal range in these edits....YUM...


ISO 640 ~ f/4.0 ~ 1/320...


ISO 640 ~ f/4.0 ~ 1/320 ~ 1/160 ~ 1/200 ~ SS's ranged here because some were back in the shadows...
I love the edits and tonal range on these too! Reminds me of Christmas! Must be the colors...


ISO 640 ~ f/4.0 ~ 1/500 on left shot & 1/250! 1/500 was the better exposure. I corrected it after I checked while shooting but was too lazy to reshoot the vertical! I didn't love the shot enough and was ready to go back into my beloved heater and dry off! Lol! And these were the last shots of the day...simple & clean...


Well thanks for looking! I'm really sorry I don't post here more. I always love shooting & editing macro but get so caught up in shooting everything else, that I forget! I shot a bunch of my Halloween decorations with the macro lens, but most are pull backs and not up close detail, so I'll probably put them on my Ziggy Blog instead. Oh...here is one I took for a "Stacked" challenge on 2Peas. It's macro...lol! It will be smaller because I resized it for their board at 600px wide...

2 comments:

Joanne Fowler June 17, 2011 at 7:12 AM  

Oh my goodness! LOVE your macro work! I'm still getting the hang of mine. Definitely coming here for inspiration!

momaziggy June 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

Thank you SO much Joanne. I don't shoot macro too often but when I do I always enjoy it so much! Have fun getting to know your macro! :)

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About My Macro Blog

Not much to say. I got my EF 100mm 2.8 Macro lens at the end of June and have been hooked! So I wanted a seperate blog to display my Macro shots for those who appreciate this type of thing and to not bore those who don't! Ha! I hope you like the blog! :O)

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