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poor mans macro

By craggwildlifephotography  
took this recently for a monthly challenge at the camera club. The challenge was taking a macro shot NOT USING a macro lens.....This was my attempt as i didnt have any extension tubes..Tried the reverse lens didnt have a lot of luck.. so hence the magnyfying glass...Many thanks for all previous votes and comments . David

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

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Paree Plus
12 616 3
17 Oct 2009 6:00PM
ha ha click for being so clever

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17 Oct 2009 6:20PM
what a clever idea, I would never have thought of that.
gets my vote.

Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2009 7:11PM
Thinking out the box ! Clever.
17 Oct 2009 8:55PM
That's smart - like it.
Glynn Plus
11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2009 10:58PM
Using your gray matter and in my humble opinion a superb effort and result.
Thanks everyone for TAKING TIME TO LOOK and for your comments..

DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2009 1:04PM
Works surprisingly well! The image as a whole looks quite rough and unpolished but I think that's very appropriate given the low-tech approach. It's also very well composed: the handle of the magnifying glass leads the eye to the wasp. (Alternatively, you could say that it's a correspondingly low-tech approach to composition: `I wanted you to look at the wasp so I drew a big circle around it and pointed.' Wink )

Bit of an odd challenge, though. Given that the sole purpose of extension tubes is to use an ordinary lens as a macro lens, allowing them seems rather against the spirit of the competition. Kind of like challenging people to cross a river without using a boat but then letting them use the bridge...
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2009 6:12PM
I really like this shot, very clever and different.
gary_d Plus
10 576 13 Wales
20 Oct 2009 4:09PM
Great imagination and a nice shot, how did it go down at the club. - gary

Quote:Great imagination and a nice shot, how did it go down at the club. - gary

I Won !!!!!!!

cheers David
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
20 Oct 2009 8:47PM
clever idea.lesley
DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2009 8:59PM
Congratulations — a well-deserved win!
LCE Plus
9 1
21 Oct 2009 8:33PM
Love this photo, very creative!

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