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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...

Grado Vecchia I by Michela-Riva

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MN Water Front by Laufoo
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Great work on this, the redish colors of the trees contrast really well with the sky and it's refflection on the water, in fact it look...

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Macro Spotlight Vol. 177

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 4:34 AM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:

Macro Spotlight Vol. 176

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 3:33 AM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:

Interview with Enkased

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 2:00 PM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:
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Macro Photography

Enkased is a photographer from the United States, his passion for photography is clearly visible with just a view to his gallery, full not only of great macros, but also with fantastic landscapes. His pictures of jumping spiders are full of great details and vibrant colors. The artist states: "I do truly love what I do, and love macro photography, it's a wonderful niche in the world of photography".

1.- What is Macro for you?
        
Macro for me is a way to explore a facet of life that is fresh and new, and rarely seen. It has grown into a passion, a constant education, and an infinite inspiration.

2.- What made you decide to start Macro Photography?
    
Curiosity. I found myself experiencing new wildlife when I was living in a new location years ago. I was fascinated by it, and I almost immediately began to explore it through my lens. After scratching the surface with the craft and messing around a bit, I was hooked, and it mushroomed into the productive and rewarding part of my life it has become.

First Dasher by Enkased

3.- 
What does your Photography gear consist of when taking Macro photographs? 
    
Lately I've been using a Nikon D3200 coupled with several lenses. For years I used the D300, which is a brick, so to downsize (and double resolution) turned out to be a great move for macro. For life size and just beyond I use Sigma's 105EX Macro either alone or on a short stack of tubes - it's an older lens, but tack sharp. For beyond that (and usually my jumper and other small insect photography) I use 2 old manual focus Nikon primes, the 28mm Ai and the 24mm Ai-s, usually alone, but sometimes on tubes. My light setup is pretty basic, I use the on-camera flash bumped up to full power diffused by Interfit's largest diffuser. Interfit makes an awesome diffuser, check them out if you haven't.

3.- Who are your favorite Macro photographers at DA? And your favorite Macro photographs?
    
A lot of people inspire me, to name a few melvynyeo  is on another level completely, Mendipman is taking some great shots - in particular the Emerging Chasers shot, that was outstanding, ColinHuttonPhoto , Itchydog (Sinobug) - who I don't thing is on this site but should be, and the list could go on. Lots of interesting macro right now across the web right now, it's an exciting time for us.

Sleeping Potter Wasp by melvynyeo
Emerging Chasers by Mendipman
Wasp Mantidfly - Climaciella brunnea by ColinHuttonPhoto

4.-Which of your pictures are your favorites and why?
    
Way too many to choose just one, but I love my Phidippus shots. The process has a lot to do with my affinity for the final outcome though, while challenging at times they are a pleasure to deal with and very fascinating, photogenic subjects. 

Phidippus Whitmani 2 by Enkased
GOWAHF by Enkased

5.-Finally, is there any advice you could share with us on how to start with this kind of photography?
    It's all about practice. I still take loads of shots during sessions. Work in the wild, hike as much as possible and hit it early when everything is waking up. Just go and shoot, and then go and shoot some more. Realize that macro probably has one of the steepest learning curves of all styles, but it is also one of the most rewarding. It gives the photographer an opportunity to get a glimpse into a world rarely seen.

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MarcosRodriguez
Marcos
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Hi, my name is Marcos and I'm 35. I am the Macro Photography CV. 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.

My tools:
:bulletred:Nikon D600
:bulletred:Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8
:bulletred:Nikkor 50 mm f1.8
:bulletred:Nikkor 20 mm f1.8
:bulletred:Nikkor 85 mm f1.8
:bulletred:Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
:bulletred:Kenko Extension Tubes
:bulletred:Sigma EF-610 DG ST flash

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meditation by MarcosRodriguez
meditation
This guy was sat in that bench for quite long, with his back perfectly straight and with his eyes closed.

Nikon D600 Stamp by CroWelsh


©Marcos Rodríguez Silva 2015. All rights reserved



Nikon D600
Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8


Camera data:
Shutter Speed: 1/200 second
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 200
White balance: Auto
Exposure compensation: +0.0EV


Edition:
Converted to B/W, and few adjustments for a better contrast.
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Both sides of the river by MarcosRodriguez
Both sides of the river
I merged two different pictures in Lightroom to do this picture. It's taken from the medieval fortress of Vilanova de Cerveira in Portugal, and at the other side of the river, the Miño river, it's the unfinished medieval fortress of Goián, the town where I'm living now. Isn't it a nice view?

Nikon D600 Stamp by CroWelsh


©Marcos Rodríguez Silva 2015. All rights reserved



Nikon D600
Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
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Camera data:
Shutter Speed: 1/200 second
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 100
White balance: Auto
Exposure compensation: +0.0EV


Edition:
Changed the white balance to cloudy, highlights and shadows recovery, and touched a bit the curves. I also added a graduated filter at the top to darken bit the clouds.
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 177

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 4:34 AM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:

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Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Thank you so much for the DD and for the faves :)
I am very happy :)
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!!! Keep up the good work!!! :D
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dommylive Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!:) (Smile) Handshake
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!! :D
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xKashax Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav :happybounce:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!! :D
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JACAC Featured By Owner 4 days ago
m u c h a s . g r a c i a s . Marcos =)=)
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:iconmarcosrodriguez:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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dorenna Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank-you for the fav.
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!! :D
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dorenna Featured By Owner 4 days ago
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Photographer
Thank you for the favorites Marcos! I really appreciate it :heart:
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:iconmarcosrodriguez:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like your portraits!! :aww:
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JACAC Featured By Owner 6 days ago
g r a c i a s . Marcos =)=)
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:iconmarcosrodriguez:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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JACAC Featured By Owner 5 days ago
:happybounce: a g a i n:happybounce: 
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:iconmarcosrodriguez:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
and always!! :aww:
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Thank you so much, Marcos :handshake:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry for the late reaction
just travelling around a bit
thanks for your kind support!
Christiane
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!! :aww:
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Klunder Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thank you so much for the fav :)

So much appreciated
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!! :D
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PaMonk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: :heart:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: No problem!! It' a nice work!
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