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AJMorris

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a bit of Macro
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:38:57 PM »

While shooting last weekend i saw this young tree emerging from the ice and snow. It seems ages since ive used my macro lens so i whipped it out and shot this one i call "Victory" I know theres alot of these out there but id never shot one so heres mine! Canon 5DmkII, Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro @ f22 1second.
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Re: a bit of Macro
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 12:24:08 AM »

AJ, this is quite nice.  I suspect the dark color of the needles has absorbed enough heat from the sun that it has caused the ice/snow to melt in that small spot.  There will also be a bit of metabolic heat to add to that as well.  I wonder if you could increase the sharpness in the ice at the top and in the needles in back without increasing the DOF.  I've never used the technique, but I would think that focus stacking might be a good approach here, getting all of the key elements in focus without losing the OOF background.
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Re: a bit of Macro
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 07:00:34 AM »

Thank you and its funny you mention focus stacking as i was just considering that approach. Ive never used that method either but ive been looking at a couple of the programs assocaited with it. I may have to pull the trigger and give it a try. Good luck finding this composition again!
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Re: a bit of Macro
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 11:34:36 AM »

I get frustrated trying to capture these sort of things because it is difficult to get good context in a macro shot. I 'd like to see the forest or mountains or riverbank that make up the environment and the bigger story.
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