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GOLDEN BOY by hobbo

GOLDEN BOY

Thank you for all the votes and kind comments folks.........the Macro world is a fascinating place, I keep on returning to take another look.

Hobbo

By: hobbo

David Warner by jondemon666

David Warner

A cracking portrait of a very fine actor.......

Many, many moons ago, my good lady and I were members of the same amateur company he was in when he was in his acting infancy, we still have pics of him acting with her in the same play.

Happy Days!

Hobbo

By: jondemon666

Ant Farm by hunter031072

Ant Farm

You have done very well here, excellent focus.

I use a SONY Alpha 55 with a dedicated SONY2.8-100 macro lens, to acquire similar shots, during the past year or two I have come up with a winning formulae for most of my macro shots ( see my portfolio of examples)

My DIY Snoot flash reflector/diffuser consists of a Pound Shop plastic cereal box with the bottom cut with a door- like opening to fit tightly over my Speedlight.

The top inside of the container is lined with kitchen foil, just inside the front end inside the top, I have glued a small plastic mirror that increases the light to where it is needed. The lid of the box can be on or off depending upon the diffusion required, I leave it off now and use white paper towel as a diffuser if taking something shiny.

I have learned that despite quite a bit if advice to the contrary, I can successfully use AUTO FOCUS.....it is extremely fast and efficient on the Sony kit, there can be a little bit of hunting by the lens, but not much different to rocking back and forth yourself whith camera set to Manual.

My standard settings which seem to work every time with this set up are......depending upon ambient light..

Aperture 9 to 16 Shutter 160th ISO Between 200-400. Flash to highest level for a start.

Macro is a deep and fascinating photographic challenge......enjoy?

Hobbo

By: hunter031072

I Could Not Help It by sweetpea62

I Could Not Help It

BRAVO!

To both ladies, for taking a swim and a walk for excercise ...........

Hobbo

By: sweetpea62

Hotel Roof by Aldo Panzieri

Hotel Roof

I like this a lot Aldo, especially for a guy the same vintage as myself, you have a keen eye for colour and shape and you have brought all three together here beautifully.

I posted a similar roofscape a year or so back, From the Universtity of Warwick, England, I too saturated the colours to add impact......you should find it in my portfolio.

Hobbo

By: Aldo Panzieri

Fluttering eyelashes.... by JohnoP

Fluttering eyelashes....

A fantastic shot John.......today's Daily Mail Magazine announced a Wildlife Photo Comp today......might be worth looking at?

Hobbo

By: JohnoP

Plaza Vendor by teambergie

Plaza Vendor

A first class portrait!

Hobbo

By: teambergie

Adjustable Hands by danbrann

Adjustable Hands

A superb image in every way.......brilliant composition, plus first class mono processing........inspirational!

Hobbo

By: danbrann

Wrong Direction by sdb

Wrong Direction

A wonderful example of good Street Photography.

Hobbo

By: sdb

thirsty wasp by george1234

thirsty wasp

It's a bee or a Hoverfly.......good capture though.

Hobbo

By: george1234

Taking on Nourishment by Paul_Iddon

Taking on Nourishment

Well done again Paul...

Hobbo....AKA. FUJI

By: Paul_Iddon

Hannah  Low key by jamescoyle

Hannah Low key

A beautifully crafted portrait, more please.

Hobbo

By: jamescoyle

Owl Midge by JonnyNI

Owl Midge

A good macro study.......lots of detail.

Hobbo

By: JonnyNI

Street Portrait by hobbo

Street Portrait

Wow! A surprise response....

....thank you for the....User Award.....my first one.

I can also thank my very beautiful subject.

Hobbo

By: hobbo

In Memory of My Father by lesliea

In Memory of My Father

Thanks for posting this wonderful and touching tribute to your late dad, he would be very proud and pleased.

Hobbo

By: lesliea

Fly on Nettle by ali63

Fly on Nettle

An .....A Plus .......for a stunning example of how Macro shots should be taken.

Hobbo

By: ali63

The Eyes have it by Nikorman

The Eyes have it

Portrait Perfection.

Hobbo

By: Nikorman

Jenny by Scippy

Jenny

That is one cracking portrait scippy........beautifully captured.

Hobbo

By: Scippy

Insect Explorer by PestMaster

Insect Explorer

This is a cracking shot, beautifully taken.

Hobbo

By: PestMaster

bee by manashi

bee

A great pic.........but.......it's a........Hover Fly.

Hobbo

By: manashi

Fishing by ugly

Fishing

A fantastic capture Dave, and so very similar to the gull I recently caught doing almost the same thing......see it in my Portfolio.

Hobbo

By: ugly

Glove 1 by rob2

Glove 1

This made me smile......I think w gave all taken a similar shot at some time?

http://www.ephotozine.com/user/hobbo-150445/gallery/photo/that-lost-glove-again-...

From my Portfolio.

Hobbo

By: rob2

346-flying bee by binder1

346-flying bee

Brilliantly caught......well done!

I'm sure it's a Hover Fly though.

Hobbo

By: binder1

Caption Wanted by Paulbee

Caption Wanted

" Do you think I should've washed mine?"

Hobbo

By: Paulbee

Wall things... by Chinga

Wall things...

The first two look a lot like the work of the late.....Sir Walter Ritchie.......he was a pupil of Eric Gill?

Walter Ritchie lived and worked in my home town, there are exampes of his work in Coventry a City Centre, he also created brick sculpture panels for many local schools and public buildings.

Try Googling his name.

Hobbo

By: Chinga

The painter artist by ambrits

The painter artist

A superb characterful portrait.........inspirational!

Hobbo

By: ambrits

Model Reflection by crookymonsta

Model Reflection

This is screaming for a mono conversion together with well thought out post processing.....

Hobbo

By: crookymonsta

Homage to, 'Amelie'. by justwilliam

Homage to, 'Amelie'.

Love that film..........thank you for reminding me to watch it yet again.......French quirkiness at it's very best.


If you haven't seen it.....buy it, it is a hoot.. ......it also makes you stop to think at times.

Hobbo

By: justwilliam

Robin 3 by bluetitblue

Robin 3

One of the best Robin pics I've ever seen.

Hobbo

By: bluetitblue

portrait by shahram

portrait

A superbly crafted mono portrait.......cleverly lit to best effect.

Hobbo

By: shahram