Monday, December 11, 2006

MACRO MONDAYS -- Seed Pod in Color and Macro Flash Test Shot #1


Blogger micki said...

Seed Pod in Color
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/20
Aperture Setting - f-9.5 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Spot metering
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak Gold ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/100
Aperture Setting - f-22 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 50mm macro lens
Minolta Maxxum Macro Flash 1200 AF with all four flash tubes turned on
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

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Yesterday’s Take a Guess shot was a cracker, but not a Ritz. It was one of those whole grain crackers that are about two and a half times as large as a Ritz and this one was Vegetable Flavored.

Sorry about the late post today. I went into the bedroom to clean (Monday’s are cleaning day part 2) and then the morning light shone through the window. I had to shoot. I bought some beautiful lilies and a gerber daisy at the florists on Saturday, and one of the lilies was opened up so pretty. I ended up taking macro images for over an hour. After the light moved on, I brought out the flash and worked with that for a bit. The center of the daisy, when viewed with all three extension tubes on, actually looks like a field of individual flowers. It was so pretty!! I finally had to make myself stop so I could post and get the work of the day completed before fun time starts.

Today you get two macro shots. The bottom one was one of the first test shots I took with my macro ring flash…a wonderful tool indeed.

The first shot is a color version of this shot. Some had asked what the seed pod looked like in color, so I finally went out and shot one and I also took a shot of what it looks like before it’s brown and dry. I’ll show that one some other Macro Monday.

The second shot is Pooh. He’d been missing for months and I have no idea where his shirt is. He’s at least ten years old if not older and he just happened to show up the day I decided to put the lens to the test. I can’t spot meter with this camera, so I was wondering how the photo would come out with Pooh on all that black. I was pleased. I got in closer, and I might share that one as well some time. The flash did well both with and without extension tubes on.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I Love Pooh Bear!!!

These are both great. I like the details in the seed pod.

11:36 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Wowzer - that macro flash is BRIGHT! What a great tool to have in the gear collection. The seed pod is equally enjoyable in color as in b/w, too :-)

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Never seen Pooh the bear sans clothes ;-)

12:41 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Fun stories and great pictures as usual. I like the slight shadow behind the seed pod. it gives your macro shot added depth.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

I like how these came out. Macros can be so cool and I thionk you've captured some good stuff here!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine shot. I like the color and the detail caught. Wonderful effect.

1:31 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

i do like the lack of harsheness of light on pooh...
very nice macro, love the brown.white combo...

1:33 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

The seedpod is carrying so much intriguing detail I would not be surprised to see a microscope adaptor on that wish list of yours!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Ohh...the Pooh reminds me of my little brother. When he was a little kid he used to drag his around everywhere. I am jealous of your sun in the window. Wind and rain warnings here. It feels as though our house is going to blow away!!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Pooh is a cute. He looks like he is in 3D

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

I like both the two shots,. They don't tell me about the same stories...

5:19 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Pooh Bear! Where's Tigger?!!! You and your new toys! ;-) When does the new scanner arrive?

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

I prefer macros that are really close in and almost abstract. Harder to light though. Pooh Looks suitably uncomfortable in the spot light especially without his shirt.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Love the seed pod, but i especially love it in B&W :-)

Got to love a naked pooh! hehehehe

I so need to get me some tubes and a flash ring!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Love the shadow the pod gives off and well the pooh bear reminds us that YOU are ~*a mom*~ as well a great photographer!
I love Gerbras!Pink!
hugs NG

10:10 PM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...

That Pooh is naked!

My Mom used to read me Pooh stories as a little boy. He wasn't naked in the stories though;)

11:16 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice macro wt flash...the color stand out so well in the dark background:-)

11:32 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Ialways enjoy your macro shot too Micki :) nice work!

1:20 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Hey Micki, greetings from my deathbed... well, not quite.

Gum tree seedpod! Have not seen one of those since I left Missouri. Nice shot.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Great shots Miki :)The macro one is really good.

3:41 AM  
Anonymous Navin Harish said...

Very nice

5:39 AM  
Anonymous Christan said...

I love this little POOH !

I have a bear too, it's twenty seven years old. My wife gave it to me when i climbed up on bike "le Col d'Aubisque" for the first time.

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...



7:57 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

Interesting that you haven't been sucked into the digital world. One advantage alone that i found is the reduction in cost of development! And the scanning bother too, but your shots are lovely. More please?

8:38 AM  
Blogger blackdaisies said...

seed pod and pooh ... how could you go wrong ;-) love these!!

1:28 PM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Pooh!!! Awwwwwww!

5:03 PM  

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