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Smoke Study 1 by JaSaAL
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First of all let me tell you these pictures look really good, the movement of the smoke has been superbly captured, and the focus looks...

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This looks an adorable place, great for taking pictures. You've made a good work, I love the colors a lot and how you've chosen the com...

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Many features last week, wich one did you like it the most? 

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8 deviants said :la: AAAAAALL OF THEM!!!
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4 deviants said Macro DropletsDefinitely one of my favorite subjects for Macro photography and probably the best one to start taking Macros. There are a lot of good pictures of drops, some are of drops over the grass after a rainy day, some prefer to place a drop with a syringe over a feather or any other object and, finally some prefer to make some drops collide in the air to take great water splashes. An important thing to have in mind is that working with water and electronic equipment is a bit dangerous, specially for your camera and lenses.
Drops in nature:
As I said, after the rain all the grass of your yard will be covered with thousands of drops, and then it's when you have to grab your camera with your macro gear, and of course some kind of raincoat and go outside to hunt some good shots. The drops will get the colors of the grass, leaves or flowers behind, and maybe it won't be easy to focus right, I ususally try to search for an isolated drop, with a far background to make
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3 deviants said Macro HumanMacro Human photography are "Photographs that capture features of a human being on a macro level, for example, a single human eye, lips, etc." This is how DeviantART describes this gallery, though also a part of a person' skin or a close-up of a fingerprint are good examples.  Probably it is the less used category of Macro, but it has some amazing pieces of art: 
Macros of eyes:







Macros of lips:



Winter kiss by AmixUruha
Macros of skin and other
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3 deviants said Macro ObjectsAny object at home might be a perfect subject for Macro-photography. If you look very close to them, you will find interesting patterns and textures, you'll never see your things the same way. Everything from a ballpen to the button of a shirt or a burning wick of a candle or a match head will make fantastic pieces of art from a macro point of view.







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2 deviants said Macro Spotlight Vol. 108MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 108
Macro
The Spotlight
21032014c
by TracieMacros
Quicksilver ( no thrills re-edit)
by cybertaff
Two bee(s) or not two bee(s) - IMG 8492 stk copy
by orionmystery
Endless Escape
by goRillA-iNK
shadow of swirl
by nooreva
noi doi...
by verutzu
21032014
by TracieMacros
Ashes to ashes
by Puikko
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1 deviant said Light Hunters Feature #75Enjoy some of the recent additions to our gallery
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Rigour by IvanAndreevich
Playing Make-Believe by CrazyGirL44
Asphyxia III by MarinaCoric
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No deviants said 15th DD suggestion accepted and a thank youThis week Kaz-D and myself have posted a series of blogs related to Macro-Photography, you can check all the articles here.
I would like to thank Kaz-D for this fantastic experience and also thanks to all the deviants who took part in this week's blogs.
And what best way to finish this week than with a Daily Deviation suggested by me, congrats to MateuszPisarski for the DD on:

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My macro gear setup

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 12:38 PM
I usually get asked what's that "flash modifier made with an orange juice package" I use for my macro photography. Well I must recognise that in fact it is not an orange juice package but an Iced Tea package, sorry for that. What I try with it is to extend the range of myh flash, to be able to light up anything right in front of my lens and from above. I also added a piece of foam that works as a diffuser, although it didn't worked very fine. Lately I found a bag of some kind of cloth that really diffuses the light of the flash.
I took the idea from this tutorial by Jules1983 Self-Made Flash Extender by Jules1983. You can also find an interesting setup in melvynyeo's blog here: melvyn-yeo.blogspot.com.es/p/a…, just scroll down a bit.
All you have to do is to cut any kind of package like this one like in the images below, the hole at the bottom is to insert the flash, so it must bit the exact size of it not to loose any light from there. The trick is that this kind of packages interior are made of aluminum, what transmit light very well.

Dsc0122 by MarcosRodriguez Dsc0123 by MarcosRodriguez
This is the basic setup of the flash modifier

After that it will be a good idea to find some kind of "translucent foam" or some kind of cloth, wich would let pass most of the light but wich won't create hard shadows.

Dsc0124 by MarcosRodriguez Dsc0125 by MarcosRodriguez
This is the modifier mounted on the camera with and without the "diffuser"

I hope this to be helpful to someone who wants to try macro photography, and please forgive the crappy pictures.







Macro Spotlight Vol. 111

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 3:45 AM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:

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Hi, my name is Marcos and I'm 35. I come from Spain and live in the wonderful land of Galicia. I discovered photography about 4 years ago, I try to learn as much as I can from all the great Deviants here.

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  • Nikon D600

  • Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8

  • Nikkor 50 mm f1.8

  • Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro

  • Sigma EF-610 DG ST flash.


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Donatello92 7 hours ago  Student Photographer
Thank you for the fave ;) 
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MarcosRodriguez 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!! :D
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g r a c i a s . Marcos =)
e n j o y . a n . h a p p y . Easter
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MarcosRodriguez 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Igualmente!! :D
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grohsARTig 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for your :+fav: :squee: much appreciated!
Please also take a look: www.facebook.com/martingrohs
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MarcosRodriguez 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!! I already made a Like in your FB page some time ago! :D
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schelly 2 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you for :+fav: :icongwomp:
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MarcosRodriguez 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!! :D
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moreMDM 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, Marcos, for the fave on Magnified!   I'm honored...
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MarcosRodriguez 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!! :D and thank you for the :+devwatch:!!
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moreMDM 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I'm doing something right...
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MarcosRodriguez 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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SoLoveIsPunk 3 days ago   Photographer
Thank you for the fav!
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MarcosRodriguez 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!! :D
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BokehLight 4 days ago   Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
Much appreciated :highfive:
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MarcosRodriguez 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It's always a pleasure!! :D It reminds me how I discovered your art!!
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doinkus 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
nice gallery and greathing from Poland
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MarcosRodriguez 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, thank you!! Greetings from Spain! :D
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You are very welcome! I love your style and I find your work inspiring :)
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MarcosRodriguez Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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cybertaff Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers for taking the time to enjoy my work
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MarcosRodriguez Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure!! :D
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Midge567 Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the add!
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MarcosRodriguez Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!! :D
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basaloochoa Apr 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Muchas gracias,Marcos,por escoger mi foto. He echado un vistazo a tu galerķa y me ha gustado mucho. Saludos a esas hermosas tierras gallegas.:D (Big Grin) 
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