Macro Images

Cherry

Having been a collector of model cars for quite some time, I own more of these than I should admit in public. :-) We boys, love our toys. Many of these are traded online and some have increased in value as they were limited productions to begin with. In this post I share with you "Cherry", a 1:18 scale die cast metal 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

Cherry - 1956 Chevy
Cherry - 1956 Chevy

To create this photo I simply used a 24" x 24" marble floor tile and a houseplant as a backdrop.  How's that for a low-budget production? ;-)

Cherry - Rear View
Cherry - Rear View

I'm working a special project which has cut into my cyberspace travel time this week, but I'll be catching up soon.

Have a great day  and thanks for visiting!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter.

Processing: Photoshop CS5onOne FocalPoint 2

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Daylily Droplets

In today's post I dive back into the world of macro photography. This is something I really plan to do more of as time progresses as I realize that macro is a whole other universe, one that generates lots of ideas. In a previous post I was quenching the thirst of a Daylily while hanging out and beating the heat one early afternoon. The shot below is from that same outing and shows another Daylily. How many of those things are in existence anyway? Seems to be more species than you can count. :-)

The water droplets in this image are from a sprinkler, not actual rain water, but I learned a little something from that earlier post. Many photogs actually travel with spray bottles of water to add some effect to their shots, according to my man Len Saltiel. This was an idea that never crossed my mind but one that I'll not forget as it may come in handy someday.

Anyhow, on to today's image.

Have a great day folks and I'll see you out there as I make the rounds and help spread this wonderful craft we love.

Daylily Droplets
Daylily Droplets
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter. Processing: Photoshop CS5

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Bee Cause

Today's image was taken some weeks ago when I was watering some plants on a very hot day. In a previous post I shared this shot from that backyard session. Well the heat is on big time in this area and shady areas are a must if you're outdoors for more than 10 minutes. :-) Anyhow, enough of the weather, let's get to the photo.

I was able to creep up on a bumble bee performing it's pollenating duties and enjoying life on the fly. I'm no horticulturalist but I believe this flower to be one of the gazillion types of daisies created by Mother Nature.

Enjoy and have a super day!

Bee Cause
Bee Cause
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter. Processing: Photoshop CS5

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Purple Daisy

Purple Daisy - After a Storm
Purple Daisy - After a Storm

At the time this image was captured it was early Spring and the weather has been in a cold and rainy period. After a storm I was out and came upon this freshly planted patch of Daisies, so I grab one to start the macro image category here at JJV.

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

An even closer look...

Purple Daisy - Capture 2
Purple Daisy - Capture 2

Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Crystal Vision 46mm Super Wide Angle with Macro

Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM