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Hey everyone,

 

I thought i'd join the photography part of the forum to show some of the photos i've taken over the years.

 

Setup:

Canon 400D

50mm 1.8

17-85mm IS

75-300mm USM

Kenko extension tubes

 

I've learnt a lot since i first started and can see a lot of errors in the choice of settings. Feedback is welcome still!

 

Macau tower – ISO100, f/5.6, 2.5s

img1066a.jpg

 

Kowloon, Hong Kong – ISO100, f/8, 1/100

img3164nq.jpg

 

Go Karting, Port Gawler – ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/640

img3846sj.jpg

 

Drift, Mallala – ISO100, f/16, 1/60

img22172.jpg

 

Byron Bay Sunset – ISO100, f/5.6, 1/80

img4991p.jpg

 

Violin Scroll – ISO100, f/5.6, 1/40

img7443r.jpg

 

Duck in our pool – ISO400, f/5.6, 1/1600

img8571u.jpg

 

Paddle boarder, Burleigh Heads – ISO100, f/5.6, 1/80

img8924.jpg

 

Fisherman, Burleigh Heads – ISO100, f/4, 1/100

img8925j.jpg

 

Surfers Paradise from Burleigh Heads HDR's

sunset05small.jpg

 

sunset06small.jpg

 

Macau tilt shift edit -

macautiltshift.jpg

 

These ones are more recent. Some were taken before i learnt how to use the flash. I rigged up a diffuser on top of the lens out of a milk bottle.

 

Frog on the window – ISO1600, f/4, 1/100 (iPhone 4 LED as fill light)

img1463vf.jpg

 

Droplet – ISO1600, f/6.3, 1/60 (No flash)

img1621fz.jpg

 

Spider on a thread – ISO400, f/10, 1/200 (With flash)

img1652rc.jpg

 

Fly on a flower – ISO200, f/9, 1/200 (With flash)

img1730a.jpg

 

Ladybird on a leaf – ISO200, f/9, 1/200 (With flash)

img1735j.jpg

 

 

Thanks for looking!

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Welcome. Some beautiful pics in here and love the 2nd shot of HK from top. Keen to see more pics from those using those extension tubes.

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Cheers!

The last 5 photos are from the 50mm lens with 68mm of extension tubes (all 3 stacked). I've got heaps of photos with that setup, I'll chuck them up soon.

It's also probably the cheapest macro money can buy. 50mm ~$120 + Tubes ~$120.

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These first few were before i made up the flash diffuser, so it's noisy as hell with ISO1600.

 

 

Without extension tubes (can't remember if i might've had a small one on)

jumpingspidera.jpg

 

With all 3 tubes, and a slight crop.

img1508qv.jpg

 

No tubes.

spidercompare.jpg

 

All 3 tubes.

img1550om.jpg

 

With flash diffuser.

img1669x.jpg

 

img1741ei.jpg

 

img1750fy.jpg

 

I only got one of this guy before he jumped on me! The bastard.

 

img1782u.jpg

 

 

The problem with using all 3 tubes is that it'll only focus if i'm 3-4cm from the subject. Bugs don't like big black things in their face, i imagine no one does!

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dude, love the macro shots... when you said 3 tubes, do you use 3x extender?

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3 extension tubes. 12mm + 20mm + 36mm. They go between the lens and the camera and are hollow (no glass).

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Agree, try focus stacking next time. If you really want to get into macro stuff I highly recommend you join POTN forums and check out the macro section there.. then look at lordv (his username) stuff. His marco stuff is amazing and he has written some helpful hints/tips etc..

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with your macro shots i'd look into focus bracketing as some of them have such small depths of field that the subject itself doesnt have full focus. take the fly on the flower shot for instance, the focus point seems to be halfway down its back. love to see more in future tho, macro stuff fascinates me.

the first shot is nice, but setting white balance manually in future will help it to not be so 'orange'. try tungsten/fluro/manual k amount

that second shot of hong kong is awesome man!

 

Thanks for the feedback Jay! I am really struggling with the DoF in macro but it has improved since using the flash. I'm still only able to get a few mm depth even with the aperture stopped down a bit. I'll experiment with even larger aperture values. That focus bracketing looks quite hard, especially when focus is done by moving closer or further away. I'll give it a go though!

 

Do i set a manual white balance using a grey card? Or should i just mess around with the preset values?

 

 

Agree, try focus stacking next time. If you really want to get into macro stuff I highly recommend you join POTN forums and check out the macro section there.. then look at lordv (his username) stuff. His marco stuff is amazing and he has written some helpful hints/tips etc..

 

 

Joined! :thumbsup:

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Glad you joined. Its the best canon forum ever created.

 

This is lordvs stuff:

check it out if you get the time.

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^^ OMG Sidd, that's an awesome MACRO shots from that guy.

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Surfers Paradise from Burleigh Heads HDR's

sunset05small.jpg

amazing photos dude!! keep posting

 

this one is my fav :thumbsup:

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