Flora Macro 3: Lillipilli or Lilly Pilly (Genus: Syzygium)

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© Stéphane RAVERDY on February 23, 2008

Marvelous Macro photography !


Ian Stehbens on February 23, 2008

Dear Stéphane,

This is my first use of a macro extension tube, so I am very much a beginner. Truly appreciate your affirmation.

I am looking forward to more uploads from you. Perhaps you are waiting for Spring - it is almost here.


Craig Ward on February 23, 2008

Well done Ian,nice work,Cheers Craig :)

Marilyn Whiteley on February 23, 2008

If this is your beginning, I am certainly looking forward to more in the future. Lovely, Ian!


Ian Stehbens on February 23, 2008

Indeed Marilyn,

It is a new beginning. As Margaret hadn't been able to identify a special gift for me for Christmas, it was at our daughter's home that my son-in-law was able to quickly help her find the right gift mail order from Hong Kong and it was in St George that week!! A Canon extension tube to convert my camera into a macro camera! And it began its trial yesterday.

Problem is I now have too many options for photography.

Thanks again for your affirmation and expectancy.


M and R on February 24, 2008

Actually not sure which macro I like the best out of the four. They are all different colours and compositions. Glad you are enjoying your Christmas present. M just hasn't had time to finalise the other part of your Chirstmas prsent. R

Ian Stehbens on February 24, 2008

Dear Michael and Robyn,

It really is a new experience. There is so much to learn with its use. Sure the macro tube is just put in place, but after that it is a whole new world.

For example:

  1. I photograph a small flower and then discover on the screen that there are four different kinds of tiny bug crawling around on it. Green ones, white one, brown ones, ginger ones!! The garden is a world of micro terrorism!

  2. It is a nice day to photograph spiders, but the gentlest of breezes has the spider rocking and moving in and out of focus, but I hadn't noticed the breeze before.

  3. I see one spider, then I see four more different species around me. Thought there was only one, but just look.

  4. Never use the auto focus. Back to manual.

  5. What colour background are you going to use, and how and who is holding it.

  6. What looks like a beautiful flower, turns out to be flecked with grotty particles, has tiny black spots, has been eaten, has veins going brown.

  7. And how much digital darkroom do you do, before it flows across from photography to art? I know one asks that sort of question with a landscape or portrait, but there are new issues with macro.

  8. And why won't the fly, or caterpillar of spider keep still. I tried to amuse them and asked them to say cheese nicely, but to no avail.

Its fun learning.

Thanks Michael for making it possible.


Tamás Borbély on February 24, 2008

Excellent and marvelous macro, Ian !The colour of the background suits him very much.My best regards, Tamás

Ian Stehbens on February 24, 2008

Dear Tamas,

It gives me joy that you have enjoyed my new work with a macro. And thank you so much for commenting and staying in touch.


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