Search found 61 matches

by klevin
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

I've routinely had packages held for a week or more at the regional sorting hubs. I even had one case recently where a package was held at the hub in Springfield MA (I'm in SW NH) for a week, shipped down to Connecticut, back to Springfield, held for a few more days, and then shipped to me. Their tr...
by klevin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Trisetella hoeijeri
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Trisetella hoeijeri

Beautiful. Keep posting....
by klevin
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Laowa 2x problem: forced crop mode on RF mount
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Laowa 2x problem: forced crop mode on RF mount

Is crop so bad? Seems to me you can easily adjust during shooting. After all, wysiwyg.
by klevin
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: "Seedbox" fruits
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: "Seedbox" fruits

Well done. Nice lighting too.
by klevin
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Boston Massachusetts macro and micro photographers
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Boston Massachusetts macro and micro photographers

I've actually had a lovely time walking trails along two streams, photographing the ice and snow amidst the running water. Not macro, but good to get out. In the spring, since I like plants, macro will abound, but if past patterns hold, that will be around mid-march. It's a wonder to watch an area g...
by klevin
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Boston Massachusetts macro and micro photographers
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Boston Massachusetts macro and micro photographers

You have some nice pics on your flickr page.

I'm in SW New Hampshire, right at the base of Mt. Monadnock. My photo interests are plant macro and our many local streams.

If you organize a Boston area group, count me in. There are so many places between here and Boston for shooting nature.
by klevin
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: EOS 90D vs EOS M6 mkII vs others, suggestions please
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: EOS 90D vs EOS M6 mkII vs others, suggestions please

About 16 months ago I bought a M6ii. I already had a 70D. Within months I sold my 70D and most of its lenses because for non-macro work, the m6ii is so much lighter and easier to take on walks. For macro, it's a dream. I do most of my shooting with a 100mm L macro with tripod collar. Works beautiful...
by klevin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Various Seed Pods
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Various Seed Pods

In my own shooting, I find either a black or a white background look best, depending on a light or dark subject - you wouldn't want a dark subject with a dark background. I also find that spacing between the background and subject is important, so none of the background is even close to being in foc...
by klevin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Various Seed Pods
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Various Seed Pods

Very inspirational, and I like the one without the green background best. Have you thought about using a more neutral background? I'm afraid the textured green background adds nothing from my POV.
by klevin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help with Zerene Stacker
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Help with Zerene Stacker

Very clever! Thank you for answering.
by klevin
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help with Zerene Stacker
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Help with Zerene Stacker

Love these pictures.

How did you hold the subjects?
by klevin
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: non bug pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Re: non bug pictures

Plants have their curiosities, too. This really becomes apparent when you close in on true macro. But yes, I agree that bug eyes have a kind of fascination! When the weather cools and stuff outside stops growing, I'll post a few of my favorites. I tend to use warmer weather as shooting weather, and ...
by klevin
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: non bug pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

non bug pictures

Is there a separate section for nature pictures of things other than insects? Plants have lots of interesting features, for example, especially at the macro level.

Just curious.
by klevin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: flower
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

Re: flower

Nice work. Were you outside? What software did you use to stack? I have the same camera and have been experimenting with stacking in the field so to speak. Finding times with no wind is a challenge where I live, but Helicon does a great job of aligning when there's just slight breezes. I'll post som...