Sunday, 12 June 2011

Small Snapshots - Macro


I flaked out for a few weeks of the Small Snapshots at Kissed a Frog Blog - sorry. I don't have an excuse.

For this week's Macro challenge, I will admit that I don't entirely understand the definition of macro. Is it just things that are small? Photos taken with a lens that gives greater than 1:1 magnification??

Anyway, I don't have fancy equipment, so I've gone for "a big photo of something relatively small". Can you guess what it is?



Solder
50(85)mm, 1/50s, f1.8, ISO 200


Solder. Toy aeroplane solder. This was Chris's suggestion, so all credit to him.


This is another macro photo that I took in Walhalla a few years ago. I don't count it for the Small Snapshots because it's old. But it, like Kirsti's, was taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot.



Walhalla - daisies
7.7mm, 1/125s, f4.0, ISO 64

Pretty!

5 comments:

  1. I love them both - the water on the daisy is amazing! Hurrah for Olympus point and shoots - I guess they weren't as sucky as we thought they were ;)

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  2. Yeah, it had been raining overnight before I took that photo. I guess it rains all the time in Gippsland, which makes for more photogenic gardens!

    The solder photo turned out better than expected, but I'm sure a macro lens would make a big difference. Don't think my budget will stretch to that though...

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  3. No, I don't think my budget will be stretching to a macro lens any time soon either! I'll just keep my Olympus around instead...

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  4. Great pictures! That flower one is so incredible! Those raindrops couldn't be any more perfectly placed! Great shot!

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  5. Thanks! I've learned that if I want really good macro shots, I need to put away the DSLR and grab my little old pocket camera.

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