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The World of Small

I had the opportunity to take some macro shots at the start of this year and I have to say it was a revelation. Zooming into such small details is really trying and not for the impatient. I had more misses than hits. But if done well, the results can be so satisfying. I will be presenting some shots that were the more decent ones. And it was good to have a mentor around for those sessions. This is a quick teaser.

The World of Small

I had the opportunity to take some macro shots at the start of this year and I have to say it was a revelation. Zooming into such small details is really trying and not for the impatient. I had more misses than hits. But if done well, the results can be so satisfying. I will be presenting some shots that were the more decent ones. And it was good to have a mentor around for those sessions. This is a quick teaser.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jan 2015, 00:41
I feel teased, Ayush.

The World of Small is a special place, for sure!
Ayush Basu: Thank you Ray. As I mentioned, this was my first attempt at macro photography and I have much to learn from more experienced practitioners.
this is a superb backlight macro Ayush...
it's amazing how you captured the spider through the leaf....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Purely by chance Peter, I was chasing this spider for a while. Not being particularly good at masking my presence, I kept plodding through the vegetation and this fellow jumped to the higher leaves and made a clean getaway.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 27 Jan 2015, 04:17
i agree, macro photography is a world of it's own, i frankly love it and will take it up some day, with out the insects thanks haha, i'm not sure what my subject matter would be... i love tiny spiders when they make friends with me, gaurding my bathroom mirror or something, i talk to them, sssshhhhh don't tell anyone smile
Ayush Basu: In that case, I may have a couple of shots for you Elaine, if you stick through the series. smile
That is nicely done.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Michael
You are off to a very good start...
Ayush Basu: I hope to keep you all engaged in this series, Larry
Good job these creates are small smile
Ayush Basu: Stay tuned JOhn, for some more to follow. Thank you
This is superb! My macro lens is my favorite - I must get it out and take some fresh shots - this entices me! smile
Ayush Basu: I would love to see some from your archives then Elizabeth, I think I can see why people are hooked to macro photography
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jan 2015, 07:52
It does take patience. In theory best with a tripod, but so many subjects don't remain still, that the tripod becomes a hindrance. So rather use patience. Something different, to silhouette the spider like this.
Ayush Basu: I experience exactly Louis, you summed it up well. Thank you
Bravo, Ayush, and I know exactly what you mean. The thrill of a decent macro shot is worth every second of patience!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Ginnie. And I can tell you my success rate was really low on these two outings that I went on.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2015, 10:14
Some sort of spider on the other side Ayush nice capture.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Pedro
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jan 2015, 12:32
I'm useless at this type of shot which is why I usually post landscapes. I'm always amazed when I see the results of others far more competent than me. Looks like this gut on the back of the leaf (away from us)?
Ayush Basu: Yes, I was clumsy in following him and he simply jumped to some leaves higher up, Alan. I am a novice really when it comes to macros.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 28 Jan 2015, 13:31
You scored a direct hit here Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Better than him scoring a direct one, Chad!
A fine capture Ayush... very creative
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Ronky, more chance than plan though.
Tense. I like the translucency.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Michael. I hope you can stick with this series.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jan 2015, 17:03
Love the green and I know what you mean by, difficult. This shot is wonderful, LOVE the spider. Waiting for moresmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Astrid. I hope I can present some decent shots.
Ha ha smile
You know when I was little me and my friends used to catch this kinda spider fighting.
Ayush Basu: I think it is quite common in this part of the world, LC grin
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2015, 22:48
This is a lovely complex shot - I like the strong shadows and the use of water to split the image.
Ayush Basu: I like your comment very much. Thank you Mike

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