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Canon 500D

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 December 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

My favorite lens is my Nikon 24-70mm. On those occasions when I am not doing primarily macro work (for which I use the Nikon 105mm) but want to do a close-up shot, I attach the Canon 500D close-up lens. It generally does an amazing job. In this particular shot, I was especially drawn to the drops on the spider web.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 800 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

Well-done. I love the line work here.

13 Dec 2009 5:25am

@Bigezbear: Thanks.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very lovely closeup . Love these tones and drops !

13 Dec 2009 5:52am

@MARIANA: Merci.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very lovely composition. The droplets are nice.

13 Dec 2009 6:02am

@Steve Rice: Thanks.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Well done, I like this macro and experimend. I didn' know that Canon lenses were suitable for Nilkon.
Have a good sunday!

13 Dec 2009 6:28am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks, Paco. The 500D is a screw on (like a filter); they come in different sizes; mine is 77mm. Normally screw on close-up filters are not the best, but the 500D is exceptional.

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

oh interesting!
it looks almost alienish, like its spitting a water-like substance.

13 Dec 2009 6:58am

@Seraphine: Thanks. I certainly would like to be able to comment on your photographs, but can't figure out how to do it.

kerfendal from Paris, France

It's a phothograph of the space, there what is empty is more imortant than the details, very interesting

13 Dec 2009 7:15am

@kerfendal: Merci. I agree about the space.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Presque une fleur d'eau !

13 Dec 2009 7:33am

@Marie LC: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

5 stars...I'm mad about this kind of macro...glorious color and texture and compostion !!!
I'm inspired by your past remarks to consider getting the Nikkor 105mm lens,
but you mean to say that it alone wouldn't give me this kind of in-your-face macro? DARN!!!

13 Dec 2009 7:37am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie. The 105mm macro definitely would give you this kind of in your face macro, and then some. The 500D is a quick screw on close-up lens for when you don't want to mess around with changing lenses. There is no situation that I can think of where the 105mm wouldn't be the optimal choice.

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

13 Dec 2009 7:43am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Great shot made with a marriage of Nikon and Cannon Jack! Well done!!

13 Dec 2009 8:03am

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks.

k@ from Paris, France

A painterly background for this wonderful vision, jewelry at Mother Nature's neck is my fav and you caught pearls here !

13 Dec 2009 9:28am

@k@: Merci.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! A 5 star capture. I like the tones and composition. The drops are beautiful.

13 Dec 2009 10:17am

@Anina: Thanks. The branches and the foliage give the tones. I worked hard to get the composition.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

A great capture..interesting techincal info - as ever!

13 Dec 2009 10:47am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate. Regarding technical info, you might want to read my response to Dulcie. (Also my response to Hiro yesterday.)

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good morning jack! My favorite lens is also a 24-70mm Canon. It is very light... and short distances result is very good. Its drops of water retained in the web are perfect with a great definition. Ah! Do not suffer through man's hands today ... no longer suffer today! Greetings Adela

13 Dec 2009 11:25am

@Fonts: Gracias. The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 is big and heavy, but also fabulous. I actually am using my lesser quality 24-85mm (cheaper and much lighter) for much of my walking around.

zOOm from Paris, France

Nice grainy textures here, these leaves having almost a metallic pattern. I'm willing to buy a new camera next year.. I was wondering... and hesitating... between... the 500D, the 1000D and the 7D. Of course I'm aware that there are differences of prices but I guess the high resolution of the 7D will probably influence me...
Bon dimanche Jack. ;-)

13 Dec 2009 12:26pm

@zOOm: At your level, I definitely would go for the best camera that I could afford. (For what it is worth, the 500D used for this shot is the Canon screw on close-up lens. I'm a Nikon shooter.) And a very nice Sunday to you (which I guess is coming to an end in Paris).

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

there's nothing quite like dewdrops on spiderwebs...very beautiful! wonderful selective focus...

13 Dec 2009 1:39pm

@bekkah: Thank you.

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Super close-up. Love the grainy texture.

13 Dec 2009 1:58pm

@Stu: Thanks, Stu. The grainy texture, created in post-processing, was integral to this photograph.

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

13 Dec 2009 2:37pm

@Marie: Merci.

don from spokae, United States

A composition with excellent close up quality. The screw-on filter-type addition works very well! Overall, a beautiful image.

13 Dec 2009 2:54pm

@don: Thanks.

terrorkitten from Bath, United Kingdom

Lorraine said this was beautiful and she was right!

13 Dec 2009 3:06pm

@terrorkitten: Thank you.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Such a wonderful eye you have to see this composition, then execute it, Jack. Whatever your equipment, I am always happily impressed with the results.

13 Dec 2009 4:30pm

@LauraS: Thank you for your generous words.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work with the drops and the light!

13 Dec 2009 4:55pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott. I am still marveling at your shot yesterday.

dan from Paris, France

it's a very delicate photo !

13 Dec 2009 5:14pm

@dan: Merci.

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

This is utterly fantastic! Bravo ;-)

13 Dec 2009 5:43pm

@B.Held: Thanks.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great shot, amazing how it looks like an artists canvass.

13 Dec 2009 5:52pm

@Curly: Thanks. For me, the grain created in post-processing is integral to the photograph.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Very artistic, bravo!

13 Dec 2009 6:04pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Merci mon ami.

Irene from L C, France

Very nice and creative !

13 Dec 2009 7:47pm

@Irene: Merci.

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

completely awe-inspiring & literally (moi) jaw-dropping good!

13 Dec 2009 8:40pm

@dabbler: Thank you.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

This must be my screen, but I think your photo is very "noisy" is a crop?? pixels are be marked!
friendships, jack

13 Dec 2009 9:04pm

@marc battault: That is intentional grain created in post-processing. The original shot does not have a speck of grain or noise.

Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

magical shot! perfect treatment and texture. very simple and intense at the same time. excellent job!

13 Dec 2009 9:19pm

@Levi Cusio: Thanks, Levi.

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice closeup !

13 Dec 2009 9:27pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

I like the water droplets collected in the webbing.

13 Dec 2009 11:05pm

@Self-Indulgence: Me too, Kris.

Ajay from Pune, India

The hold on the drop seems to be quite strong.

14 Dec 2009 1:58am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting close up, Jack.

14 Dec 2009 4:40am

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

I love this shot! Wonderful. The grain adds a really, really nice dimension.

14 Dec 2009 1:19pm

@Frances Berry: Thanks.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Very appealing colors and composition. Thanks for the narrative on the use of a close up lens. Nice that it is interchangeable with the two camera brands.

14 Dec 2009 1:59pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. The 500D comes in many different sizes and will work with any lens that has front threads.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

gorgeous work mate!!

14 Dec 2009 2:45pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj.

lux from Munich, Germany

Very unusal. And very nice!

14 Dec 2009 8:53pm

@lux: Danke.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning! Love it! Would frame it :))

15 Dec 2009 9:36pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

man, I just love this...the texture and grain and the crop, the color...just marvelous...and the delicate nature of the webs, the drops...there's nothin' about this photo i don't like Jack...bravo...

19 Dec 2009 11:52pm

@Momo: Many thanks, Morris.

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada


20 Dec 2009 12:26am