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    Back to macro for the first time in ages (macro abstract set)

    I finally pried the 400mm glass off the camera and popped on the 150mm macro. It took some willpower but I made it happen It's been longer than I can remember since I've take these kind of abstract close up shots. So long, in fact, that I forgot quite a few things about macro shooting:

    - The DOF is absurdly small even at high f numbers (and diffraction is a *****)
    - You have to slow down and really look and think about every step of the process and seeing
    - Tripod positioning, even with macro rails, is maddeningly frustrating
    - Macro shooting in general is a pain in the arse
    - You need a remote release (I left mine at home, totally forgetting such a thing existed, lol)

    Despite all of that, it was a nice change of pace from the wildlife photography, and probably good to refresh my brain and get out of any ruts that I may have been sliding into.

    In any case, I had a go for a couple hours trying to produce some abstract shots. The wood and mushrooms shots are focus stacked. The tendril and grass blade is one shot.

    Thanks for looking. C&C welcome

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    Re: Back to macro for the first time in ages (macro abstract set)

    Don't forget that your camera has both 2 sec and 10 sec time delay, if you have forgotton your cable release.

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    Re: Back to macro for the first time in ages (macro abstract set)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken MT View Post
    Don't forget that your camera has both 2 sec and 10 sec time delay, if you have forgotton your cable release.
    Thanks Ken, I did indeed use the timer delay for those photos I posted. Cool mushroom, I love shooting fungi

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