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05-03-2006, 12:46 PM
Mays fun contest is Macro Photography. Photos will be judged per clarity, originality and must be taken during the time of the contest. Each submission must have the what, when, and what equipment was used answered. Contest will close at the end of day on the 15th of May.

Good Luck!!

05-03-2006, 12:57 PM
I was just thinking we should do a macro one!!!! wooohooo!!! And off we go!!!

Ross...for those who are unsure what constitutes a macro pic, can you give a description?

05-03-2006, 01:04 PM
From Wikipedia:

Macro photography is a kind of close-up photography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography). The classical definition is photography in which the image (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image) on film (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_film) or electronic sensor is at least as large as the subject. Therefore, on 35mm film (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/135_film) (for example), the camera has to have the ability to focus on an area at least as small as 2436 mm, as this is the size of the image on the film. This is a magnification of 1:1.
For example, suppose a photographer wants to take a macro photograph of a coin on film. With the lens set for a magnification of 1:1, he or she moves the camera to and fro until the coin is in focus, then takes the picture. After having the film developed, the photographer can place the coin on the film, and the coin will be exactly the same size as the picture of the coin on the negative or slide.
In recent years, the term macro has come to mean being able to focus on a subject close enough so that when a standard 102152 mm (46 inch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inch)) print is made, the image is life-size or larger.
Next, the photographer photographs it from farther away, this time, setting the lens to a magnification of 1:4, again moving to and fro until the coin is in focus, and taking the picture. The real coin is now four times as big across as the image; that is, the image and the coin are in a 1:4 relationship. If a 4 enlargement print (about 100150 mm) is made, the size of the coin will match the size of the photo of the coin. That is, the image is life-size, or 1:1, in the print.

In laymans terms by Ross:
Any close up picture which depicts objects that the magnification will be more then the normal eye will see...

I want to keep this fun and without the needs to buy "macro lenses" unless the person wants to...

05-03-2006, 01:27 PM
Thanks Ross!!!! Great description and interpretation!:thumb

05-03-2006, 08:21 PM
i was also thinking we should do a mocro. this one is going to be a fun one:)
I was just thinking we should do a macro one!!!! wooohooo!!! And off we go!!!

Ross...for those who are unsure what constitutes a macro pic, can you give a description?

05-10-2006, 07:12 AM
5 more days!!

05-13-2006, 10:49 AM
Here's my entry... only 2 more days left!!


Bee pollinating... taken around the 1st of May... using a Nikon D70 with a Nikon 50mm lens and Kenko 20mm extension tube

05-13-2006, 03:12 PM
Come'on... everyone said they wanted to do Macro...LOL but I dont see any pics...LOL I am posting mine when I get home...

05-13-2006, 03:16 PM
don't worry....there coming....both the kids have been out with their camerasand I hope to get out today....so there will be more:thumb

05-13-2006, 04:49 PM
Well here is my entry... I decided to do two things... this was done with my Canon Pro-1 and I used filters for closeups... I hope everyone likes!!

My information:
Canon Pro-1
1/25th sec.
22.81mm with +4 filter


05-14-2006, 01:25 PM

A 1/84 scale John Deere model B tractor.... Taken 5-11-06 In my front yard using Canon 6.1MP Digital Rebel, and a 24mm Quantaray Macro lense....

05-14-2006, 01:29 PM
Just found this THIS IS NOT MY SUBMISSION..... Just a pic of what I took a pic of....http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/2/4/minitractor.jpg

05-14-2006, 01:41 PM
I'm gonna play tomorrow after work and post something... so there will be something from me at the last minute of course

05-14-2006, 07:27 PM
Here is mine


whiskers eye... i took it yesterday with my 28-90lens

05-14-2006, 09:11 PM
oh.... that's cool and kinda freaky - wild!

05-15-2006, 12:37 PM
my cat has some lynx in it it looks like. from the tufts on top of her ears

i dont have the right program loaded to extract the exif.data.

05-15-2006, 01:25 PM
Ok, here is mine....
Canon EOS-1D
Shutter Speed 1/395 second
1/400 second exp time
ISO 200

05-15-2006, 07:53 PM
Looking good everyone!!! Only 5 more hours!

05-15-2006, 07:56 PM
ok.. last minute as usual...


Camera Model - Canon EOS Dig. Rebel
Shutter Speed - 1/13 Sec.
Lens Aperture - F/2.8
Flash Mode - No Flash
Focal Length - 75 mm
F-Number - F/2.8
Exposure Time - 1/13 Sec.
ISO Speed - ISO-400

Think that covers everything..

05-15-2006, 08:00 PM

:love My hunny's eye. :love



Digital Rebel XT camera
Shutter: 1.60 sec.
Aperture priority
Aperture: f5.60
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 100
Flash: Did NOT fire
Light Source: Tungsten (Ceiling light)

05-15-2006, 08:56 PM
Here is mine done with a 2.2 mega pixel Toshiba


05-15-2006, 09:51 PM
Seeing I don't get out much I decided to play with toys :)

30D Cannon
Sigma 75-300 w/ marco
Shutter speed 1/13 sec
lens Aperture f/5.6


05-15-2006, 10:33 PM

Not bad for a 1 1/2" figurine

05-17-2006, 12:28 PM
OK... first of all... I want to REALLY say thank you for everyone that put in pictures... EVERY ONE was good in its own right and it made our decisions really hard... I hope everyone learned a little from the contest... so with that all said and done... the winner is:

Jay with his farm tractor!!!



05-17-2006, 12:52 PM
congrats jay

05-17-2006, 01:50 PM
WTG Jay! :rock

05-17-2006, 01:54 PM
Thanks all..I'd like to give a big shout of thanks to everyone who helped me....Especially Miss. Kimberly for letting me use her equipment... With all the great submissions this time around, it is truly an honor to takle home the top spot.... Thanks again everybody and keep up the great work!! We will make it harder and harder to pick a winner each month!!!

05-17-2006, 02:28 PM
Congrat Jay!!! Awesome picture (sure, you used my equipment and ran away with the prize:Neener )....that's ok, you introduced me to Rockstar, hehehehe!

05-17-2006, 02:47 PM
Nice job....congrats :thumb :thumb

05-17-2006, 04:15 PM
congratulations jay! great pic

05-17-2006, 05:00 PM
Congrats Jay...your picture gave me my inspiration :)