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Old 05-08-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Congratulations to MILTA for his spectacular macro!

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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congratulations milta. You submitted some great photos
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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Awesome, MILTA! Can't wait to see it on next year's calendar
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:56 PM   #4
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Great Macro MILTA- I want to reach in the screen and pet him
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:39 PM   #5
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Thanks, I owe it all to Alex Wild. He's a professional photographer, though his primary career is a professor at an Illinois college. He recommended I get a Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Snap-On Lens. Since I've started using it, it's made my photos look so much more professional. The best part is that it snaps right on the lens to pretty much any camera that has a lens cap. As a downside, you have to zoom in a little bit more or else you'll have a black ring around all your photos, also my camera strap isn't long enough for me to keep the camera around my neck when photographing some insects. Your camera needs to be closer to the subject than typical macro but the results are worth it.
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Congratulations, MrILoveTheAnts. Great macro shot...and great subject.

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Thanks, I owe it all to Alex Wild...He recommended I get a Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Snap-On Lens...The best part is that it snaps right on the lens to pretty much any camera that has a lens cap...
...and thank you for the info. I'll have to look into it. I used to love taking macro shots of wildflowers in bloom...way back when I was at the Art Institute; I invested in three screw on macro lenses that could be used alone or in combination--of course this was back with regular film. I'd love to take those shots now with digital where mistakes only cost the time to delete them.
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:18 PM   #7
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I've got that Raynox too! It's not good out in the field unless it's a calm day though. I have to see if it fits the camera I'm using now as the bugs have just started appearing again! It's great for a macro set-up inside.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:45 PM   #8
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Nice win MrILove... I miss what my previous camera could do as far as the macro department. This camera just does not have what it takes.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:34 AM   #9
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The apple flower is amazing to see upclose there is a lot of pollen there for the insects. Congrats MILTA.

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Old 05-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #10
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It's a shame the city has adopted the street tree Bradford Pear- They are striking with their white blooms massed along the boulavard but no pollen for the bees.
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