www.photomacrography.net :: View topic - Rössjöholm #1
www.photomacrography.net Forum Index
An online community dedicated to the practices of photomacrography, close-up and macro photography, and photomicrography.
Photomacrography Front Page Amateurmicrography Front Page
Old Forums/Galleries
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Rössjöholm #1

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Erland R.N.



Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 335
Location: Kolding, Denmark

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:42 am    Post subject: Rössjöholm #1 Reply with quote

I was invited to join a friend for a four day stay in Sweden. Weather turned out to be just perfect, and many insects were seen, including five species of odonates. The odonates had probably just started emerging a day before we arrived.

Staying in the woods close to the water, means that I can grab my camera and photograph from sunrise to sunset. It turned out to be a real kickstart of the season, which hardly has started yet for me.

Found a newly emerged Ruby Whiteface Leucorrhinia rubicunda at 7 in the morning, while it was still very foggy.

After some initial shots with Sigma 150, I ran up to the house and reached for more lenses. Ended up shooting this beauty with 14, 50, 65 and 150 mm.

The three photos here are uncropped with Canon 5D on tripod, placed out in the water. Taken the 3rd of May.
As I remember that the first was shot at minimum focus distance, that is macro 1:1, the two others magnification factor has been estimated by scaling and comparing photos.


Sigma 150 mm at macro 1:1
f/13, 0.8 s, iso 200


Mp-E 65 close to macro 2.5:1
f/13, 1.0 s, iso 200


Mp-E 65 close to macro 3.25:1
f/16, 2.0 s, iso 200

Hope you enjoy.

Erland
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Aynia



Joined: 01 May 2008
Posts: 724
Location: Europe somewhere

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the waterdroplets.! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
jmlphoto



Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 269

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all three are amazing, #3 has a nice look to it but i like #1.
_________________
Jordan L. photo southern california.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rjlittlefield
Site Admin


Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 19240
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Rössjöholm #1 Reply with quote

The photos are beautiful!

But this snippet is what I really get a kick out of:
Quote:
Canon 5D on tripod, placed out in the water.

I'm sure it's not accurate, but I can't shake the vision of Erland wading out into chilly spring waters, hoping that his tripod feet will sink well -- but not too well -- into the mud and murk at the bottom. Whatever it takes, in the quest for photographic excellence. Very Happy

Great composition, sharpness, colors, and bokeh -- I like 'em all! Very Happy

--Rik
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Erland R.N.



Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 335
Location: Kolding, Denmark

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for comments all three.

Rik, this is my first real extensive use of tripod doing macro, and the bottom of this little pond is quite tricky with old tree branches all over, with soft spots in between. I certainly had my share of problems placing the tripod and adjusting it (it was not my tripod).

Yes, I think I meant out over the water Very Happy I have only dropped my camera into water once, filling up the sigma 150 with water. As can be seen in the first picture, it still works.

Erland
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
MacroLuv



Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 1964
Location: Croatia

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pics Erland. Very Happy
Very brave usage of tripod thought. (Putting aside it was not yours Cool )
Hope anti-corrosive one and you anchored it well. Confused
By the way, one reason I'm not using a tripod yet is that I'm affraid it will sink into the cow sh_t. Laughing
Now I'm just curious what is Rössjöholm from title? A place in Sweden?
_________________
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Ken Ramos



Joined: 27 Jul 2006
Posts: 7076
Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite excellent! Surprised Love the water droplets, they give the insect a frosty look. Very Happy

Just glad it wasn't my tripod Rolling Eyes Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rjlittlefield
Site Admin


Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 19240
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erland, I think your phrasing was perfect the first time. The more explanation I hear, the more I think it's true: "...wading out into chilly spring waters...".

And a Sigma 150 actually getting filled with water, and then cranking out these shots! Shocked Shocked

I'm very impressed. I gotta get me one of those things.

But I don't think my pictures will look as good as these... Think

--Rik
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
jaharris1001



Joined: 29 Jun 2007
Posts: 319
Location: Deltona Florida

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent series here Erland !! very nice and sharp,, must have been a VERY coopertaive subject to allow you to change lens' that many times Very Happy
_________________
Jim

"I'm growing older,, but not up " Jimmy Buffett
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group