Sunday, 13 June 2010

Macro Monday - Yellow

So, today I took off my lazy arse hat. I went through boxes in the garage. I found my 50mm lens. I found my reversing ring. I found my tripod. Five boxes later, I even found my macro slider, as yet unused. I even went to the trouble of downloading software so that I could take multiple photos and merge them so that I could get an unlimited depth of field. I even read some blogs and help pages on how to do all of this. I was so going to have an awesome macro that would amaze and astound. It was going to be a marvel of macro photography - I had it all imagined, the photo, the praise, all the comments on my skill and how wonderful a photographer I am.

Well, did everything go according to plan?


Apparently not, since this photo was taken a while ago, down in California. Still, at least it means that I can double up with Mellow Yellow Mondays.

The lazy arse hat is back on, since all that effort was apparently not worth it. Perhaps I shall have to be a bit more patient next time and leave the hat off just a little longer..............we shall see.

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For more Mellow Yellow Monday, go here.

24 comments:

christina, sweden said...

sounds a bit like mine energetic moments that ends up in ...... nothing most of the times in my case. Good old photos are reliable and you found a great yellow flower in wonderful closeup

Cortes said...

So, a lazy day in the garage. Nice. And a nice photo too. Just a couple of questions for you - whose 50mm lens? And are you really a fan of Donovan, as he sang this one two years before you were born.

Kala said...

Beautiful clarity when viewed large! Just a stunning image.

awarewriter said...

I like the yellow against the black background. I never did like using a 50 for macro -- too close for me. I prefer a longer lens with a two element close up attachment lens. Easy and effective.

Colleen said...

Well, I'm impressed with your effort even if it didn't pay off the way that you'd hoped. The photo that you did capture is quite nice!

Sistertex said...

I think it is just something in the air right now....making us all dawn that very same hat you are talking about wearing! ;) However, the photo is quite beautiful and I still believe you have done yourself quite proud!

Ma.links said...

Beautiful photo.

jay said...

Hahaha! You sound just like me, sometimes! Oh well, you'll be halfway there for next Monday, huh?

And it's a great photo, this one you had already!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....the photo is awesome. I like the larger photo when I clicked on it. Amazing.

Duranta Blossom is my macro shot for the week. I hope to see you visit with me if you can. Have a glorious Monday.

jabblog said...

However you came by it, it is a lovely shot.

dogsmom said...

I was that enthusiastic about learning to blog. I did the reading, took out books from library, joined the tutoring sites, and here I am, posting as I will, when I will, just what happens to catch my fancy.
But you did share a lovely photo today!

Jan n Jer said...

Haha...I can relate...so much to learn about photography. Good that you had a shot in your archives to share...I think it is a great shot too!

mARTy said...

nice picture-great light

Manang Kim said...

Wow that was kind of a great find a long forgotten treasures. I wonder what's the name of that flower it's not asiatic lily right? Happy Monday!


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Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is a gorgeous shot. The details are so vivid.

Katherine said...

Hmmm. I think I'll check out that method of getting max. depth of field too. Someday. When I've finished my painting projects.

namaki said...

Well, well ! this shot is not as bad as you pretend it to be ! As a matter of fact like it especially the texture !

Don't Bug Me! said...

Christina: Yep, nothing at all, but perhaps next time.........

Cortes: I believe the lens belongs to a good friend of mine. I hope he lets me know when he wants it back. Donovan - who he is? I must be much too young.

Kala: Thank you - I just wish I knew how to get them larger on Blogger.

Awarewriter: Using the 50mm on the 105mm macro was rather tricky - probably why I didn't end up with a good shot. Perhaps I should try close up attachments. I do have some extension tubes coming my way as I type. Perhaps they will be easier to use.

Colleen: Ah well, there is always next week. Perhaps I will have figured things out by then

Sistertex: I didn't realise other people also had lazy arse hats. Glad I am not the only one.

Ma.links: Thank you.

Jay: Oh yes, you just wait until next Monday......or perhaps the one after that......

Hootin': Thank you, as always.

Jabblog: Thanks!

Dogsmom: I guess that is the thing about hobbies, unlike real jobs. You can do them whenever you feel like it, without all the pressure of having to do them.

Jan n Jer: Always learning (or not, if I am being lazy). But you are right - there is so much to learn.

Marty: Thank you and thanks for dropping by.

Kim: I was hoping someone might be able to tell me what the flower is, since I really don't know. I am not very familiar with S. Californian flora.

PS: Thank you - some photos really take you by surprise when you take a close look at them. This was one of those photos for me.

Katherine: It was actually much easier than I thought and I finally got to use my macro slider. Now all I have to do is work out how to get good lighting and how to keep bugs still for the time it takes to shoot 20 or more frames!

Namaki: Not bad, but not the shot that I was day dreaming about!

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Carolina said...

You áre an amazing photographer. I always love your photos. The light, the composition. Thanks for always making me feel hugely inadequate at photography.

So... enough with the buttkissing.
Nice photo!
I'm curious what you can produce if you manage to make all those bits I've never heard of work for you.

;-)

Don't Bug Me! said...

Carolina: You are just going to have to wait and see, aren't you? Ah, the suspense.........

Danielathunberg@hotmail.com said...

Beautiful ,love the colors :)

Baino said...

Ah disappointing but the macro's fantastic anyway. I'm still struggling with the manual settings on my camera so anything that turns out is a bonus!

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