80/365 ~ Macro: Romanesco Study 3

by Heidi Egerman March. 21, 2018 470 views

I now can't believe I committed to a whole week shooting this head of broccoli. Although I'm still committed and struggling a bit, I think this shot is a bit more realistic in color. Andisaw's recommendation to increase the light was a big help. I shot all of my images today in the greenhouse where there was a lot of natural indirect light. I'm still finding the extension tubes to be a bit tricky. I didn't buy the really good ones and I have to manual focus, which could be part of the problem. I'm considering renting a macro lens simply to evaluate the difference. Is anyone using one that they love?

There are a lot of miniature living critters residing in this specimen. I did not see with my naked eye. The coloring on this first image is really more true to life than the previous images. Probably due to the natural light.

There are a lot of miniature living critters residing in this specimen. I did not see with my naked eye. The coloring on this first image is really more true to life than the previous images. Probably due to the natural light.

This next image was shot with my little Olympus Tough Stylus camera on the macro setting - no tripod, no timer. It ended up sharper than the previous shot using my Canon Rebel 3Ti. No edits were made. I'm not sure why I can't get a sharper image like this with my Canon.

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Jill Bahm 1 year, 10 months ago

#2 Love this - the lighting and composition!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Jill Bahm 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Jill.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

"whole week shooting this head of broccoli" joy  
I deeply understand you and believe it! And now imaging this: photographing an empty head of a model with all the artificial plaster on it - for a whole week!!! Stay with the romanesco. It will always be good looking, even tempered, punctual, doing what you want, and in the end still be absolutely tasteful. AND every picture will be perfect ...
#2 - because of the light!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

I think on my last day I will post a recipe and present the dish as a food photography shot. yum


Sigrid, thanks for checking in. I love hearing from you all.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heidi Egerman 1 year, 10 months ago

I'm looking forward ...

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Andi Saw 1 year, 10 months ago
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Heidi Egerman Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Andi. I’d still like to get closer and sharper, but I am learning a lot.

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Manual focus is the way to go with macro. I do not see exif data on your pics, but what is the aperature. Should be small if they have to be very sharp. Have also tubes,not that easy,you can try the reverse lens method. Not used that yet but results I have seen are very good.

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

I generally shoot  with a small aperture to let enough light in, but  I’m not sure why my EFIX isn’t showing up. Could it be because I convert images to web in PS? I looked back and it used to show up. I’ll experiment with this. Today I will work with reverse lense method. Thanks for checking in and for you comment.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Heidi Egerman 1 year, 10 months ago

With a small aperture you probably will not get the sharpness you want.Personally I like a shallow dof.

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Lisa Britton 1 year, 10 months ago

Wow, I like the difference. Nice shots

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Lisa Britton 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Lisa.

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Marilyn Sword 1 year, 10 months ago

That second photo is really amazing. What detail!!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Marilyn Sword 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Marilyn.

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