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    Macro is my favorite form of photography. I enjoy the other forms (except people, I don't photograph them for the most part)

    I did not see any guidelines as to the number of photos per thread, or per day. Is there a rule for this? Is this room for only true macro? Or are closeups allowed as well?

    Here is a mix of shots to let you know where I am at with this obsession. I hope there are not to many shots in the thread.

    1. From yesterday's visit to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens butterfly room.
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    2. A shot of my iMac using a 10x microscope objective lens mounted on a 50D, handheld
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    3. A pair of amorous hover flies.
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    4. Eye to eye with a horse fly.
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    5. A little damsel fly on my arm after I saved it from an abandoned spider web.
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    6. A hover fly, that is my fingernail in the BG.
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    7. A little jumper.
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    8. Naughty bits of a flower.
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    Nice work! Care to list the gear you use, and how you are lighting these?
     
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    Thank you Charlie :D

    All but the first shot were taken with a Canon 50D. The lenses used were Sigma f/2.8 150mm macro, Canon MP-E65, and a 10x microscope objective lens mounted to the camera body. The lighting for all but the first shot and the screen shot of the iMac was a bracket mounted 580EX with a soft box. All were hand held.

    The first shot was taken with a 5DMKII, Sigma f/2.8 150 macro and 68mm of Kenko extension tubes with a MT-24 twin head flash with the heads mounted in a bracket with 19 inch arms, handheld. I rarely use a tripod for 5x or less photos unless I am photo stacking.

    I have photos of the gear, would you like for me to post them?
     
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    No need for photos! I thought some of those looked like the MP-E 65 lens! Very nice! What softbox are you using? Definitely some nice light!
     
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    Nice! I have an 8x8 Lastolite I use a lot for Macro.. and am working on a diffused twin flash rig also... using two SB-900s right now. Kind of a beast, but gives nice light.
     
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    Good light is all that matters. I love to see the reaction when I let people hold my full macro rig and they feel its weight :lol:

    I look forward to seeing the results that you get when you are finished with that setup.
     
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    I know what you mean about the weight! Gets you some strange looks at times too! I do wish Nikon had a lens similar to the MP-E... I have actually considered buying a canon body just so I could pick up that lens, but probably never will! :)

    I also wish Nikon would come out with an updated version of the 200mm Micro they make... I want one, but keep waiting to see what they do! lol!
     
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    I have the Kenko's.. just don't use them much. Need to utilize them more for the extreme close-up stuff! Not enough time... work gets in the way! lol!
     
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    Sorry for the dbl post.

    I understand not having any time due to work. We work a mandatory 70 hrs a week…No over time, the trucking ind. is exempt from the fair labor laws.

    Ya do what you can I guess *sigh*
     

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