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Discussion in 'Nature' started by freddytto, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    This afternoon I was playing with my nex5 and a flower, trying to close up, and wanted to Share with ustdes to receive some criticism and comments, I used a tripod and the kit 18-55mm, and some macro lens, I purchased on ebay ..

    Annex other pictures taken with the kit ...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/7356211660/" title="DSC03054 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 7356211660_310edda4f4_c. "800" height="537" alt="DSC03054"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/7170997427/" title="DSC03051 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 7170997427_05ebd240b8_c. "537" height="800" alt="DSC03051"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/7170997503/" title="DSC03042 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 7170997503_eec31976ab_c. "800" height="537" alt="DSC03042"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/7170997725/" title="DSC03020 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 7170997725_4d442e0d89_c. "535" height="800" alt="DSC03020"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/7171020259/" title="DSC03004 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 7171020259_33b844912c_c. "800" height="537" alt="DSC03004"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/7349963426/" title="Heart by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 7349963426_9fddaf8041_c. "538" height="800" alt="Heart"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/7356235564/" title="DSC02990 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 7356235564_988f74f724_c. "800" height="537" alt="DSC02990"></a>​
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Nice shots buddy, I would use some light with the first three images, a spray of fine mist of water (just to get that 'fresh macro accentuating look') but all in all a great capture.
  3. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    I like pic 4. What tripod you got?
  4. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Good set of photos, i like the last one best of all. As Phoenix says water drplets would help.
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Nice shots, I think you have the hang of the close ups
  6. Luiz Curcino

    Luiz Curcino TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 27, 2012
    Uberlandia-MG Brasil
    Beautiful pics! Worked well the close up. I like the colors and nice bokeh.
  7. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico

    thank guys for their comments and advice, this is my first close-up, was home alone and wanted to find something to entertain me .... thanks guys

    VCT-R640 of Sony.......mate cheers
  8. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    Hi freddy, are you pleased with it? Or if buying again recommend something different?
  9. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Well, I'm happy, now I have 2 tripods, but most of time I use the VCT-R640, it is not so heavy and fits my comfort, good match with the nex5n and my backpack, SLRC-206 Case Logic.
    Also I have the Sunpak 6600DX, is aluminum and is not heavy, I can't remember how much paid for it, but it was something cheap to start practicing, I use very little.


  10. CWL

    CWL TalkEmount Regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    Cumbria UK
    For your needs Ray I think you should still consider the one I have, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01. It's a very compact good value tripod and its versatile, I use it at home to take close up shots/macro of objects. I can place the object on my coffee table using the unextended tripod, set up the shot, set camera on timer and hey presto a prefect steady shot.
  11. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    I'll take another look, it needs to fit my bag.

    Ok so I'm not sure, this is the spec of my holder:

    Height 48cm, Leg perimeter 30cm, Head base perimeter 29cm and weight 2kg.
  12. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Freddy, Costco is currently selling the incredibly light, carbon fiber tripod and head, Sunpak 433 weighing about 2.5 pounds, for $99! The quality for this price is quite good and it makes a super travel tripod. And, oh, nice macros.
  13. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    Freddy has 2 tripods already, I have zero! ;) 

    Ps. Can't find that 433 on www. ?
  14. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    thanks buddy but it is too late, I have 2 tripods already, for a year ago, but thanks for the information
  15. dendoor

    dendoor TalkEmount Regular

    May 27, 2012
    Nice shots and very sharp, love that !
  16. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    They are all very sharp.
    I especially like #5 (looks like rose clover) and #7 (the lily). But suggest you crop a little on the left side of #5.
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