View Full Version : Assignment #21: Macro

10-10-2008, 08:16 PM
While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.
- St. Francis De Sales

There's a whole world that we're just too tall to see.

For this assignment, I'm not looking for an ultra-strict interpretation of 'macro', so even if you can't get a 1:1 magnification, get as close as you can and show us what you see. Look for the little things that might otherwise escape notice, and find the stories in the very small.

10-11-2008, 09:25 AM
As the tree cuts off the flow of
nutrients in autumn, the chlorophyll
dies and the other elements in the
leaf can finally display their color
for a few short days.

This is a maple leaf. The tower-like
structure in the lower right quadrant is
a gall formed around an insect egg.

More autumn images here:

Zuiko 50mm f2 lens


10-11-2008, 10:34 AM
It may not be proper for me to post here, because I do a great deal of close-up work of flowers. This little fellow is a clitoria. I forget its common name.

10-12-2008, 04:45 AM
here's one from a few minutes ago - bane of my life these things

scale insect - mess up my one and only plant (a lime tree) vital to my G&Ts..........

this guy is about 1.5mm wide - no crop shot presented

mix of technologies - E3 OM bellows OM50/3.5 macro lens at F16 and 2x FL50Rs in ttl mode.


10-12-2008, 12:36 PM
"In The Light"

The Cross found in the center of a wooden stump in the ground.

E-510, 12-60mm @ 27mm, closeup shot, f4, 1/250s, ISO 100.

Post processed in Picassa as BW selective color with an added star point in the middle.