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web420
05-09-2005, 06:02 AM
Since we have a Advanced Photography section, Might as well have a Macro Thread.
So post up some of your Macro Bud Shots here.

Here is a few shots of my bagseed grow last year.

web420
05-09-2005, 06:07 AM
HQS - Super Thai

stevesarich
05-09-2005, 06:50 AM
Some very cool shots and healthy looking girls! What make and model camera are you using?

theMD
05-09-2005, 09:24 AM
This one is my favorite: Blueberry Trikes & Mature Pistil
http://www.420genetics.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10020/blueberry.loupe.jpg


White Widow @ 7 weeks:
http://www.420genetics.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10020/WW_Calyx_60xLoupe2_Week8%7E0.jpg


Either another Blueberry or White Widow.
http://www.420genetics.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10020/c13.103.trikes.jpg


Top 44:
http://www.420genetics.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10020/Top44_Loupe.jpg


Here's one rare one that I managed to get focused at 100X, full zoom, instead of 60X.
http://www.420genetics.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10020/Loupe_Attack.jpg

Heath_Bogenreif
05-09-2005, 07:17 PM
And now for something completely different --- Monty Python

Its been a while since I posted these but here are the results when you get some teenage spider mites all liquored up silly. They lose all inhibitions and end up posing. The subject is the two spotted spider mite. Note the light green damage spots in the leaf texture. I think in some of them you can almost count eight legs. I contrasted the second shot against the first to give a better idea of how small a portion of leaf tip it was sitting on.

The camera rig is a four year old Nikon coolpix 3.3mp with no lense attachments. You could probably get one now for about $275 shopping around. Theres only one other digi that produces shots like it and its another old Nikon coolpix series. Since then Nikon stopped making their digis with a true 1:1 macro setting so their smallest capture window is a large 39mm or so compared to the 19mm of the camera I have. The non 1:1 macro causes barreling and pincushion at real close range as well. Steve could probably explain it better as Im just an amature with a more novice understanding of how it all works.

theMD
05-09-2005, 09:14 PM
Great shots, Heath! I'm in the market for a new digi cam because my 2mp Olympus has no optical zoom and a rather shitty "macro" setting. I was surprised at how well I was able to get shots with it through my 60-100X Radio Shack loupe, but as a photography amateur/enthusiast myself I'm always looking to improve my craft.

I found that Nikon Coolpix 3700 on newegg.com for about $310. It's really good for a 3mp model but has no manual focus, which seems to be an uncommon feature in digital cameras. You definitely know how to work it in macro mode nonetheless. Did you use a tripod?

I'd love to hear Steve or anyone's explanation of barreling and pincushion. Those are new terms to me.

stevesarich
05-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Great shots, Heath! I'm in the market for a new digi cam because my 2mp Olympus has no optical zoom and a rather shitty "macro" setting. I was surprised at how well I was able to get shots with it through my 60-100X Radio Shack loupe, but as a photography amateur/enthusiast myself I'm always looking to improve my craft.

I found that Nikon Coolpix 3700 on newegg.com for about $310. It's really good for a 3mp model but has no manual focus, which seems to be an uncommon feature in digital cameras. You definitely know how to work it in macro mode nonetheless. Did you use a tripod?

I'd love to hear Steve or anyone's explanation of barreling and pincushion. Those are new terms to me.

I'm really sorry....I'm swamped today and haven't had time to post. MD...I'll find you a camera tonight, after you PM me, and I'll post that info here so everyone else will get the benefit of the info.

Here's info on barreling and pin-cushioning that's caused by some wide angle and some telephoto lenses. It's easily correctable in Photoshop.

http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Image_Techniques/Barrel_Distortion_Correction_01.htm

theMD
05-10-2005, 01:20 AM
Thanks for the link, Steve. It's all coming back to me now. I guess high school wasn't a total waste of time...I'm just bad at remembering vocabulary. :bongdude:

Oh yeah, I found this new 7-megapixel Sony CyberShot DSC-P200 for about the same price as that 5-megapixel Pentax Optio SV. I think I'm sold on the Sony unless it doesn't have all those manual features I want. So far I haven't found enough details about manual focus, shutter speed, and f-stop settings to make my final decision.

:pics: LOL I just noticed this smilie...awesome! :cool2:

Heath_Bogenreif
05-10-2005, 05:10 PM
Sony also has a new one out that has an interesting feature, the super macro mode which lets you push the subject right up to its face [ 1cm ] and shoot. This would probably work well with a loupe. I would also double check the cameras minimum focus distance [ in manual mode ] If its more than a few inches your frame will be too large to get really detailed macros. I have some more bug shots I can post later.

Heath_Bogenreif
05-10-2005, 06:29 PM
Heres some of my more detailed bug shots and one of the reasons I love macros. It opens up a whole new world of what something looks like at close range. Enjoy.

Nesta
05-10-2005, 06:30 PM
I hate those little devils heath. :eek:

theMD
05-10-2005, 07:00 PM
DAMN, you took those with the same 3MP Nikon? Those are quite impressive macro shots from a compact digi cam.

Heath_Bogenreif
05-10-2005, 10:36 PM
Thanks McDood, wait until you see the trichome pics. ;)

DazeChain
05-11-2005, 05:50 PM
:icon_smil These macro shots of the bugs...are filling me full of awe...such an incredible world out there awaits those with a digi cam and a bit o' imagination...John Lennon would be proud...freakin' and blendin'.'DC'. :bandit:

Heath_Bogenreif
05-11-2005, 06:48 PM
And now for something completely different. --- MP

Thanks DC. Heres some shots of a strange thing I found happen on a plant. When I had gathered some of the beans in my hand I noticed some of them were dragging hairs with them. Closer inspection revealed something even stranger. On more than one seed the seed managed to grow/form around its pistals. I also included another shot of the fly to show kinda how I got it to pose on the bottom of a styrofoam cup. Yes, thats a thin sewing needle. :eek:

Tiberon
05-11-2005, 07:19 PM
Those are incredible macros.
Very nice heath.

Its an alien world with a view that good! :pics:

Nesta
05-11-2005, 11:25 PM
that is bazarre!

web420
05-12-2005, 12:31 AM
Nice work Heath & MD

you got the Macro skills down

:snapshot:

marymaryquitecntrary
05-12-2005, 01:12 PM
love the macro shot of the seed/fly (?), heath! what's that all about?

Heath_Bogenreif
05-13-2005, 10:16 AM
The flys seem to gravitate to the grow room, its got to be the lights. A few seconds later and a deft reinactment from a scene in Karate Kid and the fly is in the hand. Throw it at the ground to stun them and grab a wing. I got bored with supergluing hair and thread leashes to them so this one got immortalized in picture. At least this one didnt die without a name. I named him Fleasus, King of the Flews.

Yes, I know, Im going to hell. The sad part is I have to travel coach.

marymaryquitecntrary
05-13-2005, 10:51 AM
i believe you have issues, heath, but i love your pictures!
:D

Heath_Bogenreif
05-13-2005, 11:46 AM
I used to have issues. Now I have multi-year subscriptions. :bongdude:

stevesarich
05-13-2005, 02:03 PM
New baby....NYCD

web420
05-13-2005, 03:06 PM
Sweet Pics.......Heath
:thumbsup:

Steve is that annaC's NYCD......very cool

stevesarich
05-13-2005, 03:10 PM
Yup....I'm growing his NYCD and NYCD x Somatooth #2. Every bean popped in one day!

web420
05-13-2005, 03:14 PM
Sweet..... The man does have some kick ass Genetics.... :thumbsup:

marymaryquitecntrary
05-13-2005, 03:50 PM
kick-ass pictures, you guys! and the subject matter's kinda nice, too! :salute:

stevesarich
05-14-2005, 05:21 PM
Today the babies will move from the rapid rooters to translucent 16 oz cups, but I thought I'd shoot some family portraits first. :smoke2:

Heath_Bogenreif
05-14-2005, 10:25 PM
Nice baby pics. I think I only got one of those. Heres what a reg light bulb does when using normal camera settings. The first one has a flash assist the rest dont.

Heath_Bogenreif
05-14-2005, 10:36 PM
Heres a few more without the light bulb assist. :pics:

stevesarich
05-14-2005, 11:25 PM
Nice shots! What depth of field are you using?

Heath_Bogenreif
05-17-2005, 10:28 AM
? Um, the one that came with the camera? :confused: Like I said Im really a novice especially when it comes to the technicals.

stevesarich
05-17-2005, 11:13 AM
Depth of field refers to what F-stop you're using. What make and model camera are you using? On macro shots you want the highest F-stop you've got available on the camera. By knowing what camera you're using, I can tell you what F-stop to use. You're definitely doing a good job...I just want to see if I can help you fine tune it if I can.

Heath_Bogenreif
05-17-2005, 03:56 PM
Cool, its a Nikon Coolpix 995. So is the larger f-stop so more of the subject area comes into focus?

stevesarich
05-17-2005, 04:47 PM
Cool, its a Nikon Coolpix 995. So is the larger f-stop so more of the subject area comes into focus?

The closer you get the less depth of field (stuff that's in focus) you get. When shooting closeups use the largest F-stop you have available to you.

Heath_Bogenreif
05-17-2005, 10:07 PM
One set before bedtime. Workin on the f-stop. :pics:

web420
05-18-2005, 12:36 AM
WOW......Heath
Is that the Afghani Dream?
This thread is great.....Keep It Up :ebert:

:animbong:

Heath_Bogenreif
05-18-2005, 10:19 AM
I know one or more of them are. Which reminds me I should grow some of that out soon to replace my seed stock. Argh, too many genes, too little time.

Tiberon
05-19-2005, 08:32 PM
Nice shots heath....




.....hair included :D

Heath_Bogenreif
05-20-2005, 11:58 AM
I liked that series too. I'll post some more tonight.

Heath_Bogenreif
05-20-2005, 09:34 PM
A few for the evening.

stevesarich
05-20-2005, 09:51 PM
Hey Heath....nice shots. Are you using a tripod? PM me when you get a chance.

Steve

Heath_Bogenreif
05-23-2005, 07:00 PM
Getting a bit closer. :thumbsup:

stevesarich
05-23-2005, 07:14 PM
The first shot is my favorite. :icon_smil

theMD
05-24-2005, 01:30 AM
:pics: Very nice. :thumbsup:

DannyDDank
05-24-2005, 03:20 AM
this is a macro of EarlySkunkHaze...

http://www.420genetics.com/images/bbsb/eshm.jpg

Heath_Bogenreif
05-24-2005, 05:51 AM
I saw that one earlier DDD, nice one. Some more before bed.

Nesta
05-24-2005, 06:30 AM
those are some great shots u two. :animbong:

DannyDDank
05-24-2005, 08:09 AM
nice looking shots Heath... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: .. here is a GrapeHaze macro.. :bongdude:

Heath_Bogenreif
05-24-2005, 06:39 PM
Yummie grape goodness batman. I forgot I had a couple of leaf pics. One from bottom and one from top.

Heath_Bogenreif
06-02-2005, 10:11 PM
This thread looks kinda funny now. Just how small are thems macros?

theMD
06-02-2005, 10:55 PM
:lmao: I get it! :bongdude:

web420
06-09-2005, 10:51 PM
Nirvana - Bubblicious :bongdude:
Sorry, Not the best macro shots

Nesta
06-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Looks tasty 420 :icon_smil

Heath_Bogenreif
06-10-2005, 05:25 PM
Yummie shizz, I just shit canned my ISP so it will be a bit before I can post pics. Its good to see fresh stuff.

Heath_Bogenreif
07-02-2005, 01:38 AM
Well I thought I would get this back going again. I think this is where I left off.

Scorpion_King
07-06-2005, 05:20 AM
Nice to see pics finaly
Fly pics are crazy
:thumbsup: Heath

Heath_Bogenreif
07-15-2005, 06:16 PM
Now that Im back from vac I thought I would bump this up to the next level. Heres the pana series.

Heath_Bogenreif
07-15-2005, 06:19 PM
Heres the warm bulb series

Heath_Bogenreif
07-15-2005, 06:26 PM
And heres pretty much the cream of the crop. They dont get much better than these. Enjoy. :rasta2:

Heath_Bogenreif
07-15-2005, 06:29 PM
I did play around with my favorite shot these were the best results.

Scorpion_King
07-22-2005, 08:24 PM
Heath, you have put up one hell of a show here.
:thumbsup:

Heath_Bogenreif
07-25-2005, 08:56 PM
Thanks, maybe someday they'll get published but until then I enjoy the hobby.

Hill_billy
07-29-2005, 11:34 AM
Nice informative post heath. Much is beyond my realm of understanding, but I managed to pick up a few pointers.
Just picked up a "Sony Cyber-shot" 4.1 MP, dirt cheap and DL'd the owners manual. Been playing with settings, (of which your tutorial gained me some insight into the functions) thought maybe you could/would critique a couple shots and give suggestions on how to improve my methods.
Too, any suggestions on purchasing economical memory sticks. 64 mb on high res just doesn't provide much memory.(35 pics). And batteries. My old HP batteries last weeks without recharging, but these AA in the sony need a charge after only 50 pic's or so.




Hmmm, picures aren't loading, so I guesse the "critique" is out..hee hee. Maybe I'll try later.

Heath_Bogenreif
08-02-2005, 03:24 PM
You may need to resize in terms of pixels or file byte size. Theres a couple "free online image resizer" if you google between the quotes. Lookin forward to the shots.

-- tripod or table top for hands free operation
-- remote shutter or timer delay
-- ample lighting with no flash

Hill_billy
08-04-2005, 12:07 PM
taken freehand, on macro and edited with MS office( i have photoshop, but damn, it's complicated)

Heath_Bogenreif
08-04-2005, 10:51 PM
Nice pics, the tranquility is overwhelming, I almost want to give ranger a hug. ;)

llIndigoll
08-19-2005, 05:03 AM
Here's one:
http://www.growkind.com/gardens/llindigoll/1523/46.AfghaniMacro.JPG

snickelfritz420
09-25-2005, 02:38 PM
Damn, Heath... Those are some cool pics!!! Crystal clear!!!
My camera could NEVER get that close!

Scorpion_King
11-12-2005, 07:42 AM
Damn, were did Heath go? Would like to see some more :photo:

MexicanGrower
02-23-2006, 07:38 PM
Killer :photo: :thumbsup:

Mr.Wakenbake
06-15-2006, 08:33 PM
Depth of field refers to what F-stop you're using. What make and model camera are you using? On macro shots you want the highest F-stop you've got available on the camera. By knowing what camera you're using, I can tell you what F-stop to use. You're definitely doing a good job...I just want to see if I can help you fine tune it if I can.

what is the best settign for macros for me? thanks in advance.:blaze:

Scorpion_King
10-05-2006, 03:45 AM
Heath you still around?

If so - post some :pics: :rasta2: