The road to weird macro’s

by Sabine Phb April. 09, 2021 160 views

It was a Covid-related and acquired taste, macro's. I started out with a macro in my garden and put a small macro-ring on my 16mm. The minimum focal distance is very short on this lens so with ring it became 1mm! For a macro I only had to stick the camera in the face of an insect and I got super sharp images.

Bee on flower

Bee on flower

After some fun with the macroring I treated myself and bought a Laowa 65mm f2.8. A lens that is light, easy to use and has a ratio of 2:1. Although I hardly knew what that maint when I bought it, I do now.

The lamella of a porcelain fungus

The lamella of a porcelain fungus

And with that lens I also became more savy with my software. I'm not a lightroom-user, I have an iPad and use it for my photo's. Great workflow, great and cheap software, Affinity.

I learned to use the lens, the software and I tried focus-stacking. That gave some great results.

61 photo's make out 1 picture.

61 photo's make out 1 picture.

And now I'm on a road to abstract macro's. I'm not very far on that road, but I will travel that road further. The abstracts make me really happy. The geometry of mother nature on such a small level is amazing and it challenges my ability as a photographer.

A very common old feather

A very common old feather

The road to abstract macro was a bit weird, it was a result of covid and lockdowns, I had to learn new techniques and ended op with abstracts that I didn't know I liked. Weird macro's turned out to be fun.

I'm always looking for weird macro's, so if you know one let me know too!

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Piotr Buraczewski 1 month ago

How extraordinary! The more macro pictures I see the more inspired I feel.

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Sabine Phb Replied to Piotr Buraczewski 1 month ago

It is great fun!

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Piotr Buraczewski Replied to Sabine Phb 1 month ago

Personally, I would also consider it a great way to survive lockdown, closed borders and limited round-the-world travel options. I will try macro. 😁

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Sabine Phb Replied to Piotr Buraczewski 1 month ago

It was a discovery and therapeutic for me :)

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Piotr Buraczewski Replied to Sabine Phb 1 month ago

I did just a couple of could-be-called macros with my iPhone. It was fun and I think of buying a mcro lens.

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Sabine Phb Replied to Piotr Buraczewski 1 month ago

smile There is always a reason to buy a new lens, that is also something I learned during lockdown.

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Gaetano Sab 1 month ago

Excellent and awesome macro!!!

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Sabine Phb Replied to Gaetano Sab 1 month ago

Thank you Gaetano!

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Olga Helys 1 month ago

woooooow
GREAT JOB
So WONDERFUL, WELL DONE!

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Sabine Phb Replied to Olga Helys 1 month ago

Thank you Olga!

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Berckmans Peter 1 month ago

A nice travel to take. That lens is great. My weirdest macro was from some old electronic printboards. It is still somewhere on the blog here

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Sabine Phb Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month ago

I love weird lenses, I'm going to check out that lens of yours :)

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Adrian Morris 1 month ago

Good photos. These are the sort of photos I like to take.

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Sabine Phb Replied to Adrian Morris 1 month ago

I’m going to your blog and see for myself. Nice of you to comment!

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Matt Birman 1 month ago

Nice drone shot! And bees wear Oakley's!

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