Here you go folks.


I figured I would attempt something with an incredible amount of detail in order to really emphasize what Macro photography can do. Antique watches have such an incredible amount of detail to them, it made for the absolute perfect subject. I picked the smallest one I could find out of the bunch. The aluminum background was so that a little texture could be added to the picture. No tripod, shot handheld.

Canon 7D, Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 Macro @ 200mm, 1/80, ISO320.



It's my new toy! Shot with a Nokia Lumia 925.

Stephen the Canuck


This is mine. It's a headshot of a Captain America figurine I got from the local movie theatre, with a cup.

Shot with a Canon 20D, at 1/200th, ISO 800, with an EF 50mm f/1.8 on 21mm of Fotodiox Extension tubes. It has to be manual focused, and it's very finicky.

I wish I had a macro lens.

I'll take 911 RS for $5000


Here's mine! Front element from a Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Macro used as a close-up filter on a Minolta 58/1.2 all on my Sony a7. I believe this was ISO 800, 1/200th, f/4.

I chose a leaf because they have such intricate details in the veins. I missed the focus point I was going for just a bit, so it's a little soft, but considering it was at MFD, using a rather messy front element in a bit of a rush, I'm not too unhappy.

Minimal PP done in Capture One 8 for Sony (Sony's RAW Converter borks the colors up).



I've never been entirely certain what is meant by "macro." I know what the word means, but not necessarily how it pertains to photography, or exactly how one takes a macro shot (your link notwithstanding). So, here's a shot of a katydid that was warming itself in my driveway today. It's actually a pretty fascinating illustration of DOF.


Canon 50D, Tamron 70-200 @ 200mm, ISO 200, Av @ f/2.8 (1/3200 sec)



Nikon1 J2 shot of the beer I am currently drinking.

Thanks for participating everyone.