Monday, November 27, 2006

MACRO MONDAYS -- Park Flower 3


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Ultra Color ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/30
Aperture Setting - f-127 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
12,21, and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer
Slight cropping to center the flower

Yesterday’s shot was of my metal meat tenderizer. I knew I should’ve cropped in closer to make things a little more difficult…too many of you guessed correctly. The only thing I use the tenderizer for now-a-days is crushing Oreos when making a dessert of some sort.

Going back to August for today’s Macro Monday post for a couple of reasons. One, I have all these photos I need to go through and either file away or post and file. Two, I’m scraping the bottom of the macro photos barrel. What with the cooler weather and the cloudy days, I got way behind in my macro shooting. I finally did some last week, but since I’ve been buying rolls of 36 instead of 24 exposure film, it took me awhile to finish the rolls those shots were on. I’ll get those in the mail tomorrow or Wednesday. And three, although I posted shots of this flower before, I realized today that this was my favorite of the shots I took and I don’t know why I didn’t post it before. I got really wet that morning shooting this flower, and it was one of the first times I had used my extension tubes. I’ve learned a lot since then and can’t wait to go back and find these flowers again next summer!! Ah the dreams of warmer weather, but I do like the challenge that winter brings. It can only improve our photography right? There’s always got to be something to shoot.

*This lens stops down to more stops from where I shot this…down to f-45, but as I’ve mentioned before, after f-27, the dof does not get any more noticeable when the extension tubes are on, but the exposure time gets crazy long. I was shooting this using my bag of rice stacked on its end and the camera balanced on the bag. With the 105mm and the 3 tubes on, that was one long lens and extension. I used the self timer to avoid camera shake.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

What a lovely dropplet coverd flower shot!!!!!!!

awww Inever got a chance to guess yesterday! Darn Blogger! I could see and read from my preview on Bloglines but Blogger would not load your site :-( heheheheh

10:12 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

What a pleasing arrangement of droplets on this little floral fountain! Worth a dip into archives for this, for sure.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous darr said...

Delicate, simply delicate!

Try a bird feather if you can't find a winter macro shot outside Micki.

PS: I've got you on my Bloglines account now so I hope not to miss a shot. I will be in California next week to help my niece with the birth of my grand nephew that was born on Saturday! Thank goodness for the archives.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

this is a beautiful macro shots. i really like all those water drops on the pedals. i also like the way you have focused on the center of the photo.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

It looks like it's made from tiny glass beads! It's just so beautiful.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Montereyjohn said... hates shots like this, flower macros don't ya know, but I LOVE it :) I shoot lots of stuff on their cliche list... barns, sea gulls, lighthouses, old buildings. Extremely delicate work here, and I like the DOF. Well done.

1:05 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

im so sure swarovski have modelled a glass piece on this flower...beautifully taken...8.25/10

1:18 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Beautiful up close and personal shot. Great colors!

1:18 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

I love flowers and this shot of the beaded macro is beautiful. Harrah for archives.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Lovely and delicate shot, Micki. Love all the water droplets.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A precious flower covered by pearls... Amoment of pure beauty!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

The water on the petals look good enough to taste.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

What a beautiful flower. The drops of dew make it look so incredibly delicate. You're macro shots have encouraged me to add a set of extension tubes to my Christmas list.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Craig Persel said...


8:45 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

This one is lovely and soft. I haven't been shooting anything lately. I really have to get out there!

9:17 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

wow...nice detail on the waterdrop...beautiful capture:-))

10:22 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

lovely shot and cute colors.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Flower shot, what do I know LOL, looks cool :)


2:52 AM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

great shot and interesting flower Micki!

4:10 AM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

Greats shot

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Ries said...

Very nice capture with great details of the droplets. Well done.

5:48 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

I guess most flowers look happy but this one seems really to be enjoying the day . . weather or no weather. Lovely composition and just the right amount of detail, I'd say.

5:56 AM  
Anonymous tuna said...

using such small apertures degrades quality considerably anyway. Great shot as always - I need to get myself a bean bag one of these days.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Tigermask said...

beautiful shot micki. fine job.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A gorgeous close up. I like the droplet look very much. Very nice shot, MIcki.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Beautiful and delicate, the water drops are cool too!!

10:31 AM  

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