6. Macro Experiments With Miniature Forests

by Jarvo J November. 22, 2008 4127 views

I got my new extension tubes in the post this morning. And so begin my first tentative experiments with macro photography. The pictures here are all of moss I cleared from the roof. Its like a whole miniature world so that a viewing a clump of insignificant moss makes it look like some primeval forest.

Sadly, my skill does not match my enthusiasm and I struggled both with the light and the extremely narrow depth of field. But I expect (hope) that over the coming weeks I'll do a lot more macro and will be able to make significant improvements.

Learning this morning:
- A tripod is a must.
- Manual focussing seems better than auto (though laser eye surgery might help more than a bit).
- Even at f/22 the depth of field is tiny.
- Using the in built flash is useless as the light is blocked by the lens so the top of the picture is light and the bottom dark (time to start saving for a ring flash).
- The camera does not record which combination of tubes were used, so if I want to learn how to do this properly I'm going to have to start taking notes.

Canon EOS400D, Canon 50mm fixed, various Kenko tubes, Hoyo Pro1 Polarising filter (this wasn't delibarate and I'd guess was a hinderance, but it seems to have welded itself to the lens. Any tips on how to remove it would be appreciated).

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Vterezia 12 years ago

great MACRO !!!!

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Nikoleta Mladenova 12 years, 2 months ago

beautiful photo

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Susan Jane 12 years, 3 months ago

Fabulous!

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