Microcosm (d = 2-4 mm) & Technique
- volkan (2425)
- [2007-01-21 8:03]
Wonderful close up shot and beautiful colors.
Nice POV and sharpness.
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-01-21 8:23]
Without your note, I could not imagine how small these flowers are. The picture is of highest quality witch composition, color contrast, and sharpness are well appreciated.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-01-21 8:30]
A beautiful close-up with amazing details!
I like the framing and the colours are strong and vivid...
The angle of light does a lot of good in bringing out details in the subject!
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-01-21 8:32]
Discovering new worlds, as I can see...
It's amazing the way a macro lens can show us a whole new universe that usually we dont realize about it.
You didn't waste the month used dealing with the new lens.
Got a picture with very good details, and with two stages of the blossom.
I like the way illumination creates light and shadows on this picture and the composition created.
Congratulations, thanks for share and warm regards,
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-01-21 8:33]
ha ben m...ince,c'est super etonnant!
effectivement ces fleurs sont minuscules.(par rapport au pavot).
même si certaines zones de la fleur sont un peu trop exposées c'est une macro exceptionnelle.
felicitations et merci pour cette superbe note.
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2007-01-21 8:44]
Excllent work, great colors bg POv DOF perfect details very criusp excellent composed and capture photo excllent work
a very nice close-up with good details amnd nice colours.
A good not too. But yhe minimal focus distance is not from the front lens as most people think, it from the "film-plane" mark, I think you can find the mark it on DSRL too.
Well done, my friend.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-01-21 9:17]
This looks like a Veronica sp. It's a big family and we have very tiny ones here too.
One certainly discovers a whole new world by using a macro lens! Your shot shows excellent details and nice colours. The light is a bit bright - I usually find I get better results if I avoid direct sunlight when takíng macro shots. Nice composition including the little bud.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-01-21 9:19]
excellent shot of these lovely flowers,
well composed with fine pov,
tfs & regards
really macrophotography is a fascinating world to discover...and this beautiful tiny flower with is magnificent colours and details stands as a great example of macro photography in nature!
Let me give my opinion about terminology: I use the term macro when magnification ratio is 1:1 or more.When less to 1:1 use the term close up or proxyphotography
your notes are very complete and didactic and I thank you for that
best regards my friend
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-01-21 10:53]
Your workshop on macro photography based on your first hand experience with your new equipment must be a great help to many a novice figuring out what to do with their own new gizmos :-)! I am contemplating being one of them shortly, though my search here in Riyadh for the stuff has left me a bit disheartened; the high end photo equipment is just not available!
The macro image of tiny blue flowers you have posted today is an apt illustration of what you have conveyed through your yet incomplete note.
Needless to say that I eagerly await the next instalment :-).
- hester (11638)
- [2007-01-21 11:39]
Lovely colours and great details on your macro shot. The macro lens certainly brings up some interesting details. Nicely done
- batu (16383)
- [2007-01-21 11:44]
I like to see MACROS and details of organisms as you present here. However, I like it much more when these details are shown within a well composed picture and thechnically perfect ... that is what you posted today.
Best wishes, Peter
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-01-21 11:50]
This microcosm looks really beautiful at this size. Wonderful colours, details, light and composition. An excellent macro job!
TFS, José M.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-01-21 12:24]
Very nice close up.I saw this flowers today at my fathers garden:)Well caught,framed and composed.
- mikou (6093)
- [2007-01-21 12:30]
Amazing macro-shot.Again you are showed yours large technical skill capture details very precise.Splendid composition with very nice POV.Perfect managed DOF.I like very much beautiful vivid colours and long shadows.
This yours presentation have high technical quality.My admiration and very much thanks for sharing.And very instructive note too.
Best greetings Milos
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-01-21 13:56]
The angle of the side lighting has made this composition more dramatic with the use of the shadows. It shows the textures of the flower and leaves very well. Rich color saturation and sharp detail. Beautiful!
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-01-21 14:43]
Excellent close up, superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-01-21 15:24]
Gran macro conseguido de esta miniatura, la luz, el color y nitidez coseguidas son excelentes. Un cordial saludo
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-01-21 15:32]
Gran trabajo Alexei, buenos detalles y perfecta luz. una macro espectacular... saludos
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-01-21 16:10]
a beauttiful macro shot, perfect sharpness to the smallest detail. I love the colors and POV is excellent. The compostion is cgreat, I love the OOF BG and the shadows.
Hi Alexei, Superb detail I took a pic of this same flower blue flower and I appretiate how small it. Very nice compo Excellent job TFS rgds Necip.
- tigra (93)
- [2007-01-21 17:49]
Удачное макро, видны даже мельчайшие ворсинки.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-01-21 21:08]
Love your notes.
This is truely a great, great photo.
In fact, it is PERFECT, considering the size of the subject.
Exteremely well presented.
- blakitan (5517)
- [2007-01-22 1:39]
Very educational note too....
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-01-22 2:00]
Jolis détails et belles couleurs.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-01-22 2:36]
Another great lesson from you!
I had to admit that reading your notes remembered me of the discussions we used to have regerding my future equipment and the technical talk :)...i stil can't wait to have them...but that's still some 3-4 month to go :(
Anyway, the macro work here is impeccable.
Those really are little flowers and are presented here as if they were huge :)
The details are very nice and the colors are natural and vivid.
Great work, my friend!
Bravo and TFS
Your technical skills just amaze me. And you link it with an artistic presentation. So we can see so much better the beauty of tiny things. This little flowers must be some kind of Veronica(4 petals) At first I thought at Myosotis, but they have 5 petals.
- lemoineth (2286)
- [2007-01-22 11:43]
Belle photo, de ces toutes petites fleurs,qui sont particulièrements jolies,les couleurs et les détails sont superbes. Amitiés Thomas
- metcher (4284)
- [2007-01-22 13:01]
Beautiful flower shot with lovely light. Good sharpness, details and POV. Nice composition.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-01-22 15:59]
Une excellente photo en macro de cette belle fleur.Les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.
Merci et au revoir...JP
- claudine (0)
- [2007-01-23 5:54]
I'm amazed by the size of those little ones. Details, composition, POV and exposure are very good. It seems like you have done macro for a long time ;) This is a very beautiful post with much interesting notes. TFS,
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-01-23 8:21]
La misma diminuta y bella especie que encontré cerca de Buenos Aires y que Eruyanic me dijo que es originaria de su país Alexei.
Excelente agudeza con gran iluminación creando incluso una estética sombra que colabora con la composición.
Los detalles y texturas que se aprecian son realmente maravillosos teniendo en cuenta el tamaño de las mismas.
Gracias por tan bella presentación.
The tiny and beautiful same species that I found near Buenos Aires and that Eruyanic told me that it is it would originate of your country Alexei.
Excellent sharpness with great illumination even creating an aesthetic shade that collaborates with the composition.
The details and textures that are appreciated are really marvelous keeping in mind the size of the same ones.
Thank you for so beautiful presentation.
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-01-23 9:52]
And what I think now is: "I have to buy a macro lens! Now!" Cause there seem to be a whole new world of beauty to capture throught it!
Nevertheless I have no time nor money so I am so much happy to see your wonderful discoveries and disquisitions with your macro lens.
It is really exquisite and full of details with an excellent lighting and composition.
A great job.
- jossim (12636)
- [2007-01-23 13:30]
Belles couleurs et jolie présentation.merci pour le partage.
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2007-01-23 15:43]
An excellent macro shot, the detail is so fine, well taken and presented!
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-01-24 12:55]
small and inconspicous inhabitants from your garden presented in spectacular stage light. Noble reduction, cool colours and crisp details of ultimate clarity. A pleasure to follow you on an exciting trip into the wonders of microcosm next door. I like the straight technical title in front of that fairy tale poem of light.
Thank you! With best regards,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-01-25 17:49]
Hi Alexei, wonderful flower, great composition, splendid colors, great lesson of macrophotography, very well done, ciao Silvio
- saguzar (7202)
- [2007-01-25 18:15]
an incredible macro, considering the smallness of the flower; in addition it is to me surprising that the same species or another similar lives in Argentina. The colors, details and specially the note are wonderful.
Congratulations and thanks.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-01-25 22:34]
A super macro shot of this lovely pastel coloured flower.The lighting is very nice,and the POV and DOF are well handled.Excellent details.TFS
- izler (44)
- [2007-01-27 18:58]
you are presenting beautiful macro series from your portfolio. i like composition, point of view, colours, details and successful using of equipments.
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-01-30 23:29]
My friend, in my "intro" I have written:
"I have found that the lens of my camera is like the Third Eye,
allowing me to see things my birth-given pair can not reveal.
so I certainly agree that the charm of macro photography is that the person has an opportunity to see that he cannot see with open eyes. < The same goes for telephoto shots eh! >
It is as if we put a magnifying glass on the subject!
Philosophy abt photography aside, this is a wonderful close-up of what I think of as "veronica". The colours blue and green are very complimentary, and the detail is outstanding!
I like the shadow of the stamen on the petal. The detail of the stamen itself is lost, but that is a minor detail.
Well done, and appreciated. J
- Aramok (5166)
- [2007-02-13 14:53]
What a wonderful macro of the speedwell flower. the details and clarity are stunnign and the colours spot on. The lighting is especially good and composition is also good.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-02-18 13:21]
I saw the blue flower on Laurent's site and he told us, you told him the name of it.
Now I also wanted to see yours - and I love it.
I had the same here more than a year ago, perhaps you like to have a look here. Sure without points - only for the fun - I love to see similar shots and see the differences between them. Many greetings, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- martinmena (1601)
- [2007-03-10 13:00]
Que bella imagen.
Magnifico macro, con una luz, preciosa y unos bellos colores.Saludos.
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2007-09-25 9:20]
I also love shooting macros,. and though I am just an amateur new into the world of photography, I have little bit of idea how much effort one has to give to take macro photos. I like the clarity and lighting of this picture!
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-02-05 13:03]
Hi Alex,thanks for this great macro and for the very very interesting information about. Have a nice day,,Luciano
- rousettus (19818)
- [2011-03-02 13:40]
Hi Alexei, my dear friend
since I dont see your new posts; I also looked at your great portfolio and I found this great macro shot from microcosmos. I also posted similar Veronica and I know this beautiful flower how small size.
you greatly captured it in your master quality. great sharp details, exposure and POV/DOF. coloration of blue and green and ligthing also superb. I also found some good information on your good notes and discussion.
thanks for sharing.
best regards and have a nice evening
- ciopper13 (1772)
- [2011-03-29 7:18]
Excellent close-up photo!!!