Friday, January 21, 2011

Live Every Moment - Macro

This week's LEM photo challenge theme is Macro. I chose a pine cone as my subject. I would LOVE to have a macro lens or even extension tubes but I don't. I recently read about creating a macro with the 50mm lens. I removed the lens from the body and flipped it around holding it as tight and steady as possible against the body. Of course you have to focus manually and it's nearly impossible to not have some camera shake. Not ideal but it was something different. Here are two photos of the macro pine cone. Both are SOOC. The first is my official entry but I wanted to share the second photo too.


1/60 ISO 400


1/200 ISO 1600



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6 comments:

Deb said...

I haven't heard of that technique. You really got some cool close up shots. My FIL uses a lens magnifier. It screws on the end of your lens like a filter and it works quite well.

Kristy said...

cool technique

Ashley Sisk said...

Oooh I love the second shot. And that's a neat idea - I'll have to try that.

Tara said...

Great shots, I have never heard of that idea. That is really neat!

love and life ♥ said...

Wow these are both so amazing! Great idea! xx

Kathleen said...

Wow! You did that without a macro lens? That's awesome!