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April 2017, Week 4: Steve Johnson
Photo © Steve Johnson
Camera: Nikon D40X
Shutter: 2.5 sec
April 2017, Week 3: Christopher Kray
Photo © Christopher Kray
Camera: Sony-SLT A99V
Camera Lens: 100mm
Shutter: 2.5 sec
Macro Red Rose with Rain.
April 2017, Week 2: Holley and Chris Melton – Butterfly Macro!
Photo © Holley and Chris Melton
Camera Lens: 105mm F2.8
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Shot butterflies at Krohn’s Conservatory in Cincinnati.
April 2017, Week 1: Lars P – Small and Greedy
Photo © Lars P
Camera Lens: Elicar 90mm macro lens
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Small caterpillar on rose leaf
February 2017, Week 4: Don Komarechka
Photo © Don Komarechka
Camera: Canon 1DX Mark II, Lens MP-E65 F/2.8 1-5x Macro
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Don is a world famous photographer based in Ontario, Canada and is a regular co-host of the podcast This Week in Photo. His book: Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakes, is an exploration of snowflakes up close.
Don put this shot together in his backyard with an ant on a blade of grass in front of an Osteospermum. To ensure focus across the entire image, Don focus-stacked 7 frames together. The powder coating on bluegrass helps to create spherical water droplets, creating perfect lenses to focus on the flower behind.
February 2017, Week 3: Terry Lucas – Sunny Days
Photo © Terry Lucas
Focal Length: 106.8mm
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Terry took this shot in mid winter with a temperature of 75º – flowers already looking good. Terry mentions that Bottom of Shoe angle is overdone and it is better to get as much from the side angle as possible. Also a focus stack of 300 images would have been a good idea for this flower.
Focus stacking: Taking multiple images with varying focus distances to create one image with a greater depth of field.
February 2016, Week 2: Alex Holyoake – Living On The Edge
Photo by: Alex Holyoake
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Focal Length: 55.0 mm
Shutter: 1/60 sec
February 2016, Week 1: Bruno Schalch – MacroFly
Photo by: Bruno Schalch
Camera: Canon Powershot SX40
Focal Length: 56.1mm
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Notes: At F5.0 Bruno went for a shallow depth of field. Only the eyes, face and front feet are in focus, and the blurry effect of the rest of the photo is what adds to the effect.
January 2016, Week 4: Izak van Heerden – Font of Progress
Photo by: Izak van Heerden
Camera: Canon 7D
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter: 1/320 sec
Izak’s Description: Shot was done with a keyboard and a pencil in a light tent. Shutter had to be fast enough to catch the droplet as it was perfectly formed before it fell. The drops formed too quick so I increased the viscosity by adding glycerin. On the Canon 100mm lens I had to make the aperture really small otherwise parts of the pencil would be out of focus.
January 2016, Week 3: Vibrant Aqua Eye
Photo by: PumpkinCat210
Camera: Canon Powershot SX30
Focal Length: 150.5 mm
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Notes: Photoshop editing employed
January 2016, Week 2: DragonFly in Flight by Nigel
Photo by: Nigel
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x Lens
Focal Length: 420mm
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Notes: Nigel managed the very difficult task of catching a dragonfly in flight. His shutter speed of 1/1000 was enough to show a slight blur on the wings, thereby giving the impression of motion. His telescopic 300 mm zoom lens with extender gave him the reach to catch the dragonfly from a distance.
January 2016, Week 1: Kate Russel
Photo by: Kate Russel
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Shutter: 1/200 sec
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