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Just to prove that my macro work doesn't only consist of BEMs and Flies Smile

This is an attempt to create a more artistic image from a detailed shot of the seed head of a Clematis Montana. Let me know what you think, is there any mileage in this sort of shot?

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Kit lens + reversed 50mm f1.8 mk2
Title:Abstract Macro
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:17 May 2004 - 7:44 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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johnjohn01
johnjohn01  1358 forum posts England
17 May 2004 - 7:56 AM

There's mileage in it for me Brian. I think this is a great shot and really like the composition and colour.

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brm
brm  1076 forum posts
17 May 2004 - 8:00 AM

I agree, lovely shot. Really good colour & good dof.

b

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lordposh
lordposh  1045 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2004 - 8:22 AM

Yes Brian, has come out well, keep it up hope to see more in the future.

Roger

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mrcal
mrcal  101032 forum posts
17 May 2004 - 8:26 AM

I agree, lovely shot - strong lines, subtle colours.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110597 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 8:38 AM

Thanks for your feedback John, Ben, Roger & Michael. (Welcome to epz Michael, look forward to seeing a lot more of your work).

Brian

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user_absconded
17 May 2004 - 8:46 AM

Absolutely superb, Brian, more please, click

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 8:59 AM

Definitely mileage Brian, very soft and subtle a bit like my attempt with the Iris. I think this works better.

Cheryl

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 9:15 AM

Makes a fascinating and beautiful abstract image. This sort of image is one of the reasons I want to get into macro work myself. Well done Brian.

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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
17 May 2004 - 9:41 AM

Smashing, I thought it was maybe glass from the thumbnail. This shot conjures up ice, water, glass, clouds, feathers, fountains... gets the imagination going Smile

click from me.

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Gary_Williams
17 May 2004 - 9:44 AM

I love it, looks superb to me.

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pj.morley
pj.morley  11947 forum posts
17 May 2004 - 9:53 AM

Great abstract and macro. Love the curved sweeping lines and the soft subdued colour

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tracyamner
tracyamner  10 United Kingdom
17 May 2004 - 10:09 AM

Lovely abstract, well done..

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trahern
trahern  11863 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2004 - 10:14 AM

I love abstract and this is a good example - strong lines and colours.

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Ewan
Ewan  11381 forum posts Scotland
17 May 2004 - 10:21 AM

beautiful

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110597 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 10:26 AM

Wow - lots of positive responses - thanks all. I'll have a go at developing this sort of idea then Smile

Brian

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 11:07 AM

Such a beautiful picture!! Miles and miles of mileage!! I would have wondered what it was without the description. congratulations.

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speeedyblue2
17 May 2004 - 2:17 PM

I love this Brian, it's a very beautiful image with lovely subtle colours, beautifully composed, brilliantly done, more please.

Mary

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110597 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 2:22 PM

Thanks Linda & Mary. I'm glad you & others saw the possibilities in this image. Its too easy to stick with what you know will work, but when you try something different it can be worrying! Smile

Brian

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noseprints
noseprints  11576 forum posts
17 May 2004 - 2:28 PM

nice!

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brian1208
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17 May 2004 - 2:38 PM

Thanks Smile

Brian

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flossie
flossie  111557 forum posts
17 May 2004 - 3:40 PM

Fabulous Brian, definitely mileage in it I think, I thought it was a feather but it's even better now I know it's a flower.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110597 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 3:48 PM

Thanks Anne, welcome support from someone who is so good at flower abstracts Smile

Brian

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2004 - 4:50 PM

Well done Brian,very artistic,i like it.

Andy..

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jmmd
jmmd  10
17 May 2004 - 5:17 PM

This is really a greta shot...excellent effects....Pleasent image. Click
Jaime

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110597 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 6:10 PM

Jaime & Andy - thanks for taking time to look and comment

Brian

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ontarian
ontarian  10
17 May 2004 - 6:37 PM

Perfect detail, shadows and tonal range,
Mark

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jaglin
jaglin  10
17 May 2004 - 7:08 PM

Really nice, at first I thought it was watter!
Thanks for this shot,
Stef

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brian1208
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17 May 2004 - 7:53 PM

Thanks for commenting Mark & Stef

Brian

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podgod  10512 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 9:19 PM

'Is there any mileage in this shot'. I think the answer is above, it gets my vote.

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brian1208
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17 May 2004 - 9:51 PM

Thanks Brad - I can see some more developments on this in future,

Brian

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KathyW
KathyW  111793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2004 - 10:30 PM

I love this - beautiful soft colours and excellent composition make for a superb image.

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seven21
seven21  11196 forum posts
17 May 2004 - 10:31 PM

Although abstract it has a form and structure which forms an ordered composition together with a harmonising colour palette - so yes definate mileage Brian - steve

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Patricia Fenn
18 May 2004 - 6:36 AM

Very disappointed in you, I clicked it before I realized it was a flower, A FLOWER! Brian 1208!
Being you, I was positive it was a fantastic macro of a gnats eyelashes.
Grin

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brian1208
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18 May 2004 - 7:04 AM

Kathy, Steve and Patricia - thanks for taking time to comment (and so positively Smile

Patricia, I was afraid I may have offended you - sorry, the gnats wouldn't pose as their mascara had run - LOL

Brian

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
18 May 2004 - 10:07 AM

Miles of smiles in this shot, Brian Smile
Such a beautiful colour and texture - takes a while to realise that it's sooooo tiny.
Matt :clickety click:

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headskiesfly e2 Member 11headskiesfly vcard Austria
18 May 2004 - 10:34 AM

Wow, beautiful Brian.
Richard

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brian1208
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18 May 2004 - 12:29 PM

Matt, Richard - thanks again

Brian

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
18 May 2004 - 5:56 PM

Brian - I missed this one. What a gorgeous shot. Its really kind on the eye and the colours are fantastic.

Mari

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brian1208
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18 May 2004 - 6:39 PM

Thanks Mari

Brian

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IanA
IanA  113048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2004 - 7:34 PM

Looks like I missed it too Brian! Sorry about that! Smile)

All been said already!

Ian (clicked)

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brian1208
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18 May 2004 - 10:33 PM

Ian, so much to see I'm grateful you found time to drop in Smile

Brian

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sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts Singapore
21 May 2004 - 6:21 PM

U are really "king of macro"....u have now even conquered the abstract shots! love this one. big click! =)

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niamh
niamh  1134 forum posts United Kingdom
23 May 2004 - 11:46 PM

no idea how i missed this brian. this is totally gorgeous. very creative and so well composed.

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brian1208
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24 May 2004 - 6:21 AM

Thanks sze & niamh, glad you liked this one

Brian

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BrianM
BrianM  11 United Kingdom
24 May 2004 - 3:16 PM

Missed when first posted (so many images so little time). A super capture and a superb image, well done, I love it.

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brian1208
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24 May 2004 - 3:17 PM

Cheers Brian - you are right, and so much of it is good work being posted these days,

Brian

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alife
alife  1169 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2004 - 11:55 AM

Beautiful shot. How did you use the reversed lens?

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brian1208
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28 May 2004 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for commenting Alan. You can get a simple male:male converter which screws in to the end of the main lens. The reversed lens then screws into the converter. That's all there is to it. You need to use fast lenses for the best results otherwise you lose too much light. You have to use manual focus as well but, on the 300D, the auto-exposure works OK.

Hope that helps.

Brian

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alife
alife  1169 forum posts United Kingdom
30 May 2004 - 7:37 AM

Thanks for the info Brian. I never knew such a thing existed!

Al

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pipapelada
pipapelada  10135 forum posts
25 Feb 2005 - 9:58 AM

Congratulations!!! It's a great shot. Beautiful soft colours
pip

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brian1208
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2 Mar 2005 - 7:40 AM

Thanks Pip, just spotted your comment

Brian

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johnjohn01
johnjohn01  1358 forum posts England
31 Mar 2005 - 10:32 PM

I knew this was in your portfolio somewhere Brian. Congratulations on getting this published in DCM (April 2005).

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