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Macro Moments Challenge #38 - Catkins

Catkins, Rutgers Gardens

Macro Moments was created by avid macro photographer, Susan Gutterman, to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from others photographers. A new challenge begins on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The winner’s photo may be featured on her blog and used as the banner in the announcement for the next challenge. #MacroMoments…

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Water - Macro Moments Challenge #37

Macro Moments was created by avid macro photographer, Susan Gutterman, to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from others photographers. A new challenge begins on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The winner’s photo may be featured on her blog and used as the banner in the announcement for the next challenge. #MacroMoments…

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Macro Moments Challenge #36 Bokeh

The word bokeh is a Japanese loanword to the English language. The term refers to the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image. Note that bokeh is not the same as a blur. Bokeh is the quality of the blur. Visible bokeh is often achieved by shooting at very wide apertures to blur the background. One of the characteristics of macro photography is that subjects are shot at close distances. While this close camera-to-subject proximity can lead…

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Macro Moments Challenge #35 Hepatica

Over the weekend, I went hiking in the Sourland Mountain Preserve and observed numerous wildflowers along the trail. The flower in the post header is Hepatica. Hepatica (Hepatica Nobilis var. obtusa) is a herbaceous perennial native to eastern North America. Once again, I used the Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG but mounted my AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I used the 36mm extension tube for most of the shots. With this extension tube and the lens at 48mm,…

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Spring Beauty

Welcome to another Regular Random, where I spend just five minutes with a single subject or a frame, shooting from different angles, seeing how the light changes, all the while trying to interfere with the subject as little as possible.…

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