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Old 08-04-2020, 07:40 PM
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Macro. by J Solo, on Flickr


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Beautiful.

The Den. buds emerging from an old stem are highly instructive. Don't cut old Den. canes.
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Some odd ones... but then I love weird orchids. Not quite macro, some of these push my little camera to the limit. Maybe some day I'll spring for a good camera with a real macro lens, not there yet.


Specklinia endotrachys
Ophrys speculum
Onithophora (Sigmatostalix, Gomesa) radicans
Bulbophylum (Cirrhopetalum) hirundinis
Bulbophylym echinolabium
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are there any tips for taking macro phatography?
I know the better the camera the better the pics but on mine the outer edges always come out really fuzzy and I don't know the settings so do you all change the settings to make the outside less blurry?

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I got a cheap lens to put on my phone for macro. It makes a lot of difference.

The depth of field I very limited so you have to choose the area in focus for each shot
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are there any tips for taking macro phatography?
I know the better the camera the better the pics but on mine the outer edges always come out really fuzzy and I don't know the settings so do you all change the settings to make the outside less blurry?
Macro lenses tend to have a shallow depth of field, but that can be ameliorated a bit by stopping the aperture way down. As that lengthens the exposure time, a tripod comes in really handy.
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are there any tips for taking macro phatography?
I know the better the camera the better the pics but on mine the outer edges always come out really fuzzy and I don't know the settings so do you all change the settings to make the outside less blurry?

Beautiful photo!!! What is this Phal called?

What sort of camera are you using? Phone? Compact? DSLR?

The reason only a small part is in focus is because the depth of field was too shallow. To get more of the flower in focus you would need to stop down quite a bit (to at least f/11, I think I'm often at f/14 or f/18). The drawback is that the shutter time is increased (often to more than a second), so you have to use a tripod. Depending on the depth of the flower/object, that still doesn't guarantee perfect front to back focus, and that's when focus stacking (with separate software) comes into play.

This evening I'll post a couple of my macro shots and provide info on the settings I use.

Here is one sample though - Podangis dactyloceras (RIP, was the victim of fast spreading crown rot last month- I'm so, so gutted). Taken with my old Canon EOS 600D, Tamron 90mm macro lens, and I think I had my Raynox DCR-150 on the front of it to get even closer.



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DC, I love that first photo with the ants! Is that a Vanda type?

Roberta, the lighting on those 2 Bulbos is great, the photos are beautiful!

Here's my contribution of some of my favorite macro shots

Phal Liodoro



Howeara Lava Burst




Orchis militaris



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These last couple shots are super close up macros. I had borrowed a special lens and a ring flash from a photograper/entomologist colleague during my PhD.

Eggs of the large cabbage white butterfly. You can even see the glue which attachs the eggs to the leaf surface. It is thought that the plant can detect the presence of the eggs due to certain compounds in the glue, and some plant species can intentionally cause the tissue under the eggs to die, making them fall off.


Cabbage aphids. They're so FLUFFY!!!
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Camille, those are spectacular! I do love the ladybug. But all are totally wonderful, a whole new view of the world.
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